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JENNY ECLAIR: ECLAIRIOUS

JENNY ECLAIR is back on the road with a brand new stand-up tour Eclairious, following the success of her sell-out 2010 tour, Old Dog, New Tricks, which was extended due to popular demand. The 38 date tour starts on the 29th September. Tickets are available from 9.00am this Friday, 9th March 2012.

Welcome to JENNY ECLAIR’s new show Eclairious, after thirty years in the business she should vaguely know what she’s doing? Professional Grumpy Old Woman, writer and panto star, ECLAIR has been round the block that many times she’s lost count. You may recognise her from Loose Women (ITV1) where she is happy to be one of ‘the coven’, she is also a Pilates Ninja and a disgrace in her own kitchen. Touring as a stand-up gives ECLAIR enormous pleasure, it also gives her dreadful varicose veins, but most importantly it gives her partner (St. Geof) a bit of a break.

JENNY ECLAIR has been a stand-up comic since the last millennium: she was the first woman to win the coveted Perrier Award and hasn’t stopped banging on about it ever since. Apart from the stand-up and TV presenting she is an acclaimed writer (sometimes it’s nice to just sit down), her third novel Life, Death & Vanilla Slices is out this July. Christmas 2011 saw JENNY take to the stage in her first pantomime season as the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella at The Richmond Theatre. Previously JENNY has co-written and starred in Grumpy Old Women Live 2: Chin Up Britain on Tour in London’s West End and has starred in a number of other West End productions including Steaming, Mum’s The Word and The Vagina Monologues. JENNY came third in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (ITV1) and has done ‘acting’ on Holby City (BBC One) and Skins (E4). Her other television credits include The Apprentice: You’re Fired! (BBC Two), That Sunday Night Show (ITV1), The Chase: Celebrity Special (ITV1), Antiques Road Trip: Children in Need Special (BBC Two) and as a memorable contestant on both Celebrity Fame Academy (BBC One) and Let’s Dance for Sport Relief, (BBC One), where she reached the final alongside fellow Grumps SUSIE BLAKE, LESLEY JOSEPH and LINDA ROBSON. JENNY has hosted her own show on LBC radio, and is a regular contributor on shows such as BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and Just a Minute. She is also the author of Chin Up, Britain, The Book of Bad Behaviour and the co-author with JUDITH HOLDER of Grumpy Old Couples, and Wendy: The Bumper Book of Fun for Women of a Certain Age.

What the press said about Old Dog, News Tricks:

“Ruthlessly funny”
Clive Davies, The Times

“Every comic plays to their demographic, but the directness of Eclair’s confessions, crude but usually justified, will appeal beyond the target market… she deploys the well-established attitude and techniques to enjoyable effect. Good dog.”
Steve Bennett, Chortle

Eclairious will run from 29th September - 12th December 2012

For further information please contact: Debra Clavey, Hannah Wilkinson or Dan Lloyd at Avalon Tel: 020 7598 7222, Email: debrac@avalonuk.com / hannahw@avalonuk.com / danl@avalonuk.com .


TOUR DATES


September
Sunday 29th Leeds Carriageworks 0113 224 3801

October
Thursday 4th Windsor Firestation 01753 866 865
Friday 5th Aldershot, West End Centre 01252 330040
Saturday 6th Reading South Street 0118 9606060
Sunday 7th Brighton Comedy Festival, Pavilion Theatre 01273 709709
Wednesday 10th Chipping Norton Theatre 01608 642350
Thursday 11th Fareham, Ashcroft Arts 01329 223100
Friday 12th Canterbury Gulbenkian Theatre 01227 769075
Sunday 14th Derby Assembly Rooms, Guildhall 01332 255800
Thursday 18th Stafford Gatehouse MET 01785 254 653
Wednesday 24th Sheffield Comedy Festival, Memorial Hall 0114 2 789 789
Thursday 25th Worcester Huntingdon Halls 01905 611427
Friday 26th Cheltenham Town Hall 0844 576 2210
Saturday 27th Didcot Cornerstone 01235 515144
Monday 29th London Bloomsbury 020 7388 8822

November
Friday 2nd Stockton on Tees, The Arc 01642 525199
Saturday 3rd Musselbrugh, Brunton Theatre 0131 665 2240
Sunday 4th Lancaster Grand Theatre 01524 64695
Monday 5th Chorley Little Theatre 01257 264362
Tuesday 6th Durham Gala Theatre 0191 332 4041
Thursday 8th Harpenden Public Halls 01582 767525
Friday 9th Newbury Corn Exchange 01635 522733
Saturday 10th Andover, The Lights 01264 368368
Wednesday 14th Swindon Wyvern Theatre 01793 524 481
Thursday 15th Hereford, Courtyard Theatre Studio 01432 340555
Friday 16th Great Torrington, The Plough Arts Centre 01805 624624
Sunday 18th Salford Lowry, The Quays 0843 208 6000
Wednesday 21st Chelmsford Cramphorn Theatre 01245 606 505
Friday 23rd Taunton Brewhouse Theatre 01823 283244
Saturday 24th Bridport Arts Centre 01308 424 204
Thursday 29th Maidenhead, Norden Farm Arts Centre 01628 788 997
Friday 30th Norwich Playhouse 01603 598598

December
Saturday 1st Norwich Playhouse 01603 598598
Sunday 2nd Milton Keynes Stables Theatre 01908 280800
Thursday 6th Harrogate Theatre 01423 502 116
Friday 7th Barrow in Furness, The Forum 01229 82 00 00
Saturday 8th Barnsley Civic Theatre 01226 327 000
Wednesday 12th Tewkesbury, Roses Theatre 01684 295 074


AVALON PROMOTIONS


Avalon Promotions Limited is one of the leading promoters of live comedy in the UK, bringing household names and breakthrough comedy acts to stages across the country.

2011 alone saw; RUSSELL HOWARD continue his extended arena tour Right Here, Right Now, performing to over 240,000 people, including three dates at London’s O2; AL MURRAY - THE PUB LANDLORD turn his attention to the needs of his Beautiful British public with the second extension of critically acclaimed national tour Barrel of Fun Extra: Classic Hits and New Bits; DAVE GORMAN take to the road with his hotly anticipated Powerpoint Presentation tour; CHRIS ADDISON’s new 39-date tour The Time is Now, Again; brand new tour Manscaping from Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 winner RUSSELL KANE; breakthrough BBC Three star LEE NELSON with fat legend ‘Omelette’ embark on their Lee Nelson Live; star of The Inbetweeners and Edinburgh Comedy Award 2010 nominee GREG DAVIES continue his extended 93 date tour Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog; JENNY ECLAIR with Old Dog, New Tricks; RICHARD HERRING’s tour What is Love, Anyway?; and present some of the UK’s fastest rising talent; Edinburgh Festival Award 2011 nominee CHRIS RAMSEY, Edinburgh Festival Award 2010 nominee GARETH RICHARDS, Chortle Award nominated PEACOCK & GAMBLE, star of BBC Three hit comedy Him and Her JOE WILKINSON, Radio 1 DJ TOM DEACON and Chortle Award ‘Best Headliner’ 2011 nominee CRAIG CAMPBELL.

Avalon Promotions has staged major shows and tours including; NEWMAN & BADDIEL in the first ever comedy show at Wembley Arena; FRANK SKINNER’S record-breaking performance to an audience of 6,000 at the Battersea Power Station; Jerry Springer - The Opera in London’s West End, on national tour and at New York’s Carnegie Hall; HARRY HILL at the Palace and Dominion Theatres in London; DAVE GORMAN’S Googlewhack Adventure at the Sydney Opera House, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, on national tour and at the Village Theatre, New York; Grumpy Old Women Live, which has toured the UK three times and performed a highly successful run in Australia, LAURA SOLON winning the Perrier Award with her debut solo show; and FRANK SKINNER’S Credit Crunch Cabaret - offering recession hit audiences the chance to see acclaimed comedians for just £10.

Last year Avalon presented 21 acts at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where it has promoted a total of seven Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award winners and 19 Perrier Award/Edinburgh Comedy Award nominees in just 23 years.