Unfortunately I have some bad news regarding the Derby date on the upcoming tour. For reasons beyond my control - the show has had to be cancelled.
If you live locally you probably know that there was a fire at the venue in March and, while I was under the impression that they were initially hopeful that it could be repaired and back in a few months - which would mean my show (on November 4th) would be fine, they're now saying that the venue will be closed for 18 months. Indeed, they're still not sure whether it will be repaired or replaced.
We've tried to find another venue in Derby but it hasn't been possible. The venue would need to be at least as big as the Assembly Rooms, technically equipped for a show like mine not to mention free on the right date, or at least on another date that worked with the tour etc and there doesn't appear to be any such venue. We widened the search to elsewhere in the East Midlands - I was hoping that as the Nottingham date appears to be sold out there might be a way of adding a second date there for example... but the dates can't be made to work.
If you've bought a ticket for the Derby show, I can only apologise. If the seller hasn't already contacted you to arrange a full refund, then do get in touch with them.
The full schedule of dates is here.
Thursday, April 3, 2014
So you'll be pleased to hear that series two of Modern Life Is Goodish isn't going to be called anything silly like Modern Life Is Goodi2h. You might also be please to know that we've now sorted out the dates for the recordings... and that means that the tickets - which are free - are available.
As with last series, we'll be recording two shows each night. Like the first series, the shows will all be recorded at The Tabernacle near Notting Hill. It's a lovely atmosphere, a far nicer place for an audience to be than the normal, anodyne atmosphere of a TV studio.
Unlike last series, there are eight episodes this time, so there'll be four recordings instead of three.
They'll be on Saturday June 7th, Wednesday June 25th, Wednesday July16th and Sunday August 3rd.
The weekend shows will be doors at 5.15 and the Wednesday shows will be doors at 5.45.
If you'd like to come along you can apply for free tickets via the TVRecordings website.
Tickets are issued on a first come, first served basis, but hey, they are free.
(That said... there were a few priority tickets for each recording... but they were reserved for members of my mailing list who found out yesterday).