Tuesday, 09 August 2022

Pogues making plans for ‘Nigel’

STILL best known for their festive hit

STILL best known for their festive hit

Fairytale of New York
, members of the Pogues will be in concert at the Crooked Billet in Stoke Row on Monday, January 11.

They will be joined on stage by actor Paul Bradley — who played Nigel Bates in EastEnders and more recently Dr Elliot Hope in

Holby City
— for a musical gumbo of their favourite music.

Having become famous for his BBC roles, Bradley is also a seasoned and highly successful West End theatre actor and part of the avant-garde group the hKippers — a band formed by and featuring Stephen Warbeck, musical director of the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Crooked Billet chef-proprietor Paul Clerehugh described the evening as “a one-off entertainment spectacular with flavours of New Orleans, Motown, soul, Bob Marley and Tom Waits”.

He added: “It’s unpigeon-holeable. An utterly entertaining show from four Great British and Irish eccentrics that will leave you grinning like monkeys.”

The Pogues and Bradley will be appearing as The Man Band “because we’re not a boy band”.

They say they will not be playing Pogues songs but delicious fringe material, leftfield stuff and compositions they love.

Tickets are £5. For table reservations, call the Crooked Billet on (01491) 681048.

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