Alan Davies: Life Is Pain

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 12TH NOVEMBER 2012

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Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, Hackney, London E8 1EJ 
 
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12th November 2012
 
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Alan Davies: Life Is PainAfter a decade away from stand-up, comedian, writer and actor Alan Davies, best known for his starring role in TV series Jonathan Creek and as a regular on the Stephen Fry fronted QI, embarks on a UK tour. Following a mini-tour of Australia at the end of 2011, Davies returns home and plays two London dates in November 2012, at Richmond Theatre and Hackney Empire. Feedback from his Australian tour suggests Davies draws on some topical events - like the London riots - before finding safer ground talking about himself and his upbringing. There's material that draws on his experiences as a father of young children and more personal revelations about his mother's death - "the traumatic effect it had on him is comedy at its most bittersweet" finds the Herald Sun reviewer.

 

About Hackney Empire

Renowned East London entertainment venue designed by celebrated architect Frank Matcham. Stan Laurel and Charlie Chaplin both trod the boards here in the Hackney Empire's music hall heyday but the unique domed building was reduced to being used as a bingo hall for much of the 60s and 70s. More about Hackney Empire

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21-23 Vyner Street, Hackney, London E2 | 15 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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MafikizoloMafikizoloThe South African pairing of Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza performs its mixture of world, pop and house.22nd August 2014Friday 22nd August 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
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Mafikizolo
event > Concerts > World Music
DATES  Friday 22nd August 2014 - 8pm
VENUE  Hackney Empire 
The South African pairing of Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza performs its mixture of world, pop and house.
Crack Ya Ribs With Julius D'Genius AgwuCrack Ya Ribs With Julius D'Genius Agwu24th August 2014Sunday 24th August 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
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Crack Ya Ribs With Julius D'Genius Agwu
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Sunday 24th August 2014 - 6pm-11pm
VENUE  Hackney Empire 
Michael FeinsteinMichael FeinsteinThe Grammy Award-winning singer from Columbus, Ohio, performs from The Great American Songbook and other easy listening classics. With support from Joe Stilgoe, Maria Friedman.29th August 2014Friday 29th August 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
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Michael Feinstein
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Easy Listening
DATES  Friday 29th August 2014 - 8pm
VENUE  Hackney Empire 
The Grammy Award-winning singer from Columbus, Ohio, performs from The Great American Songbook and other easy listening classics. With support from Joe Stilgoe, Maria Friedman.
Ben HowardBen HowardThe London-born singer-songwriter performs his folk-rock material at London's Hackney Empire as part of a short run of European headline dates in September, all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale. The multi Brit Award winning Ben Howard was part of the nu-folk revival and his 'End Of The Affair', a new track from his second LP, was Z4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
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Ben Howard
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Folk
DATES  Thursday 4th September 2014 - 8pm
VENUE  Hackney Empire 
The London-born singer-songwriter performs his folk-rock material at London's Hackney Empire as part of a short run of European headline dates in September, all of which sold out within minutes of going on sale. The multi Brit Award winning Ben Howard was part of the nu-folk revival and his 'End Of The Affair', a new track from his second LP, was Z... More about this event
Oliva Tweest: The Afrobeats MusicalOliva Tweest: The Afrobeats MusicalA cocky and promiscuous young man, Tobi, tries everything he can to get the attention of a female singer. In his attempts he discovers her world of lies, ambitions and parental pressure.6th September 2014Sunday 7th September 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
On Soon
Oliva Tweest: The Afrobeats Musical
event > Theatre > Musicals
DATES  Saturday 6th September 2014 at 8pm & Sunday 7th September 2014 at 7pm
VENUE  Hackney Empire 
A cocky and promiscuous young man, Tobi, tries everything he can to get the attention of a female singer. In his attempts he discovers her world of lies, ambitions and parental pressure.
Anna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School Variety PerformanceAnna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School Variety PerformanceA performance by talented young people.13th September 2014Saturday 13th September 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
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Anna Fiorentini Theatre And Film School Variety Performance
event > Theatre > Community Theatre
DATES  Saturday 13th September 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Hackney Empire 
A performance by talented young people.
Le ShOpLe ShOpMusician Sebastian Russell presents his new pop-up vinyl shop, which will play host to electo performances from Ashley Beedle, Jacky 0, Jo Wallace and many more.14th September 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Le ShOp
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Electro | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 14th September 2014 - 3pm-12midnight
VENUE  Hackney Empire 
Musician Sebastian Russell presents his new pop-up vinyl shop, which will play host to electo performances from Ashley Beedle, Jacky 0, Jo Wallace and many more.
Strictly Come Laughing - The FinalStrictly Come Laughing - The FinalA stand-up night featuring an all-star line up of 11 comedians, including Stephen K Amos and Richard Blackwood. There will also be surprise guests from the world of television, stage and film.14th September 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
On Soon
Strictly Come Laughing - The Final
event > Comedy > Stand-Up
DATES  Sunday 14th September 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Hackney Empire 
A stand-up night featuring an all-star line up of 11 comedians, including Stephen K Amos and Richard Blackwood. There will also be surprise guests from the world of television, stage and film.
John Ross DanceJohn Ross DanceJohn Ross is a choreographer with something to say and he says it with devilish humour, style and emotional punch." Matthew Bourne, Artistic Director, New Adventures. The 2014 winner of the NACA Showcase Award, John Ross Dance, presents an evening's programme of three eclectic works The NACA Showcase is a must-see event for anyone who cares about t17th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
On Soon
John Ross Dance
event > Dance > Modern Dance - Physical Theatre
DATES  Wednesday 17th and Thursday 18th September 2014 - 7.30pm
VENUE  Hackney Empire 
John Ross is a choreographer with something to say and he says it with devilish humour, style and emotional punch." Matthew Bourne, Artistic Director, New Adventures. The 2014 winner of the NACA Showcase Award, John Ross Dance, presents an evening's programme of three eclectic works The NACA Showcase is a must-see event for anyone who cares about t
Change'Change'The annual show presented by The Robert Levy Foundation, this year entitled Change? Features inspiring and thought provoking performances in creative dance, drama, song and comedy.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Hackney Empire, 291  Mare Street      E8 1EJ
Category: event
Free Event 
Change'
event > Theatre > Fringe | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 2pm
VENUE  Hackney Empire 
The annual show presented by The Robert Levy Foundation, this year entitled Change? Features inspiring and thought provoking performances in creative dance, drama, song and comedy.
 

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