John Osborne: 3 Stories from Radio 4

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Last event: Wednesday 19 October 2016 at 7.30pm
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John Osborne has written and performed six half hour storytelling shows for Radio 4. They are funny, heart-warming and a masterclass in how to keep an audience captivated. This autumn he is travelling around with a stage show where he tells three of these stories as well as performing new material he is developing for Radio 4. The shows were all broadcast 4 between 2011 and 2015 and include:

John Peel’s Shed. Valentine’s Day. The Newsagent’s Window. The New Blur Album. The Kindness of Strangers. Don’t Need the Sunshine.

About John Osborne
John is the writer and performer of six half hour Radio 4 stories including John Peel’s Shed, The New Blur Album and Valentine’s Day (co-starring Peep Show’s Isy Suttie.) In an article for The Observer, Stewart Lee described John’s most recent Radio 4 show Don’t Need the Sunshine as leaving him and his two children ‘spellbound’ and in tears. His first book Radio Head was Radio 4’s Book of the Week in 2009. He has had poetry published in The Guardian and The Spectator and his sitcom After Hours (directed by Craig Cash) was broadcast on Sky 1 in autumn 2015.


Approx 60 mins


‘If you ever need to explain radio’s sustained popularity to someone, suggest they listen to John Peel’s Shed’
‘Osborne sits somewhere between Tom Wrigglesworth and Daniel Kitson… I could have listened for hours’
‘Beautifully-written, funny and poignant
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