Chester’s Town Crier, David Mitchell, will perform his one-man show, ‘For Crying Out Loud!’, presenting the humorous life of a town crier, together with some quirky snippets from Chester’s rich history.


David says: “I travel all over the country speaking to audiences about this unusual job, but it will be a great privilege to stage this show in the heart of the city and in such a special venue.”


What they said after David’s previous shows:

“‘For Crying Out Loud!’ was very entertaining. David showed great warmth and affection for Chester. As a leading ambassador for the city, in his interactions with tourists, the city’s life blood, I salute him!” – The SC Social

“David held the audience from the start to the end, lots of fascinating insights into the life of a Town Crier mixed together with hilarious quips and tales. As a Cestrian I was immensely proud of David and equally proud to know that we have such an amazing Town Crier to serves our city so well. Ten-out-of-ten for Humour, Value for Money and an evening of Wonderful Entertainment.” – Ed Abrams, Chester Civil War Tours

“Dress David Mitchell in a Town Crier’s outfit, give him a handbell and put him under the spotlight on a stage, and he will give you a powerful demonstration of how to have an audience eating out of his hand” – Brian Carter, Past National President, Association of Speakers Clubs

“A natural storyteller, David Mitchell held a full house spellbound with tales of town criers past and present, amusing stories about his home city and mishaps that really could only happen to a Town Crier! Everyone enjoyed themselves and I can unreservedly recommend the performance to everyone.” – Nicholas Fry, Education Officer, Chester Cathedral

“Great night and great show! Thank you for the laughs and historical lessons- loved it!” – Meg Chester


Approx 120 mins

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