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Impressionist Alistair McGowan heads for a Torrington date

By North Devon Journal  |  Posted: January 24, 2013

NEW TOUR: Alistair McGowan.  Picture: Clare Park

NEW TOUR: Alistair McGowan. Picture: Clare Park

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ICHARD Madeley, Gary Lineker, Terry Wogan – he can do them all. Yet no doubt impressionist Alistair McGowan will have some new victims when he visits the Plough Arts Centre, Torrington in April. The top impressionist will be going back to his stand-up roots for a new two-hour show.

He'll be asking the big questions like: would the world be a happier place if Ed Miliband was Prime Minister? What are we really thinking while watching Shakespeare? And is Hilary Devey Jessie J's mum? Expect to hear everyone from Andy Murray to Colin Murray, riffs on everything from Jeff Stelling to bad spelling and at least one song about butter.

McGowan is probably most famous for The Big Impression which was, for four years, one of BBC One's top-rating comedy programmes, winning numerous awards, including a BAFTA and for the ITV1 sports-comedy You Cannot Be Serious.

He has also worked extensively in theatre and appeared in the West End and on TV. He wrote the play Timing (nominated as Best New Comedy at the whatsonstage.com awards) and the book A Matter Of Life And Death or How To Wean Your Man Off Football with former comedy partner Ronni Ancona. He also provided voices for the iconic Spitting Image.

The Plough Arts Centre is delighted to have secured this rare date with the impersonator. Catch him on Tuesday, April 23, 8pm. Tickets: £16 go on sale to Plough Supporters at 10am tomorrow (Friday, January 25) and to all customers on Friday, February 1, 10am. Tickets are restricted to four per customer. Box office: 01805 624624.

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