Miranda Hart confirms UK stand-up tour for 2014
Miranda Hart, who has risen to nationwide fame thanks to the success of her BBC sitcom Miranda, has announced she is to undertake a nationwide tour in 2014.
The comedian performed sketches and stand-up on the live circuit before the success of her TV series, and this is the comedy format she will return to for My, What I Call, Live Show, albeit in larger venues. Hart will perform 13 arena dates, including at London's O2.
She posted on Twitter yesterday: "Call me a tease but: am doing One Show tonight and I will be revealing something big. (Not my breasts)." She then told presenters Matt Baker and Alex Jones on the programme: "I'm quite excited and nervous, but I've decided - and it's all organised - I'm going to do a stand-up tour. It starts on the 28th February 2014, so in a year." She then added "Please come and see me!"
Details were also posted on the comedian's website, but it soon crashed. Now online again, the tour is billed as follows: "The award winning Queen of Comedy is on stage doing stand-up for the first time since her hit series Miranda aired on the BBC. Grab a chance to see Miranda's laugh out loud genius live. She wants you to join her party. Expect galloping, attempts at song and dance, and simply - such fun!"
Hart will be playing the following venues in 2014, with tickets going on sale on Monday 17th December 2012 at 10am:
28th February: Bournemouth BIC (0844 576 3000)
4th March: Plymouth Pavilions (0845 146 1460)
8th March: Nottingham Arena (0115 853 3000)
10th March: Cardiff Arena (029 20 23 45 09)
12th March: London O2 Arena (0844 856 0202)
15th March: Manchester Arena (0844 847 8000)
17th March: Glasgow Hydro (0844 395 4000)
19th March: Newcastle Arena (0844 493 6666)
22nd March: Leeds Arena (0844 248 1585)
25th March: Liverpool Arena (0844 8000 400)
28th March: Belfast Arena (028 9073 9074)
29th March: Dublin O2 (01 - 818 719 300)
8th April: Birmingham NIA (0844 338 0338)
STORY UPDATE - 29th January 2013
Due to high demand, another 8 dates have been added to the tour, including shows for Brighton and Sheffield...
13th March: London O2 Arena (0844 856 0202)
14th March: Manchester Arena (0844 847 8000)
21st March: Leeds Arena (0844 248 1585)
24th March: Liverpool Arena (0844 8000 400)
1st April: Brighton Centre (0844 847 1515)
2nd April: Brighton Centre (0844 847 1515)
6th April: Sheffield Arena (0114 256 5656)
9th April: Birmingham NIA (0844 338 0338)
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