Festival Patron, and ‘local lad’, Alistair McGowan, is best known as an impressionist, comic, actor, singer and writer. He will be remembered to British audiences, and became a household name for ‘The Big Impression’, which was, for four years, one of BBC1’s top-rating comedy programmes, winning numerous awards, including a BAFTA in 2003. He has also worked extensively in theatre, including appearances in the West End, and performed some of the voices for the ITV television series Spitting Image. More recently he has proved to be an accomplished classical pianist, with ‘The Piano Show’ combining stand-up comedy, impressions and what has been described as “some remarkably sensitive keyboard recital pieces.”

We are thrilled to have Alistair with us tonight. An inspired and inspiring entertainer, this evening Alistair will talk to us about his love of poetry, and share with us some of the poems that he has treasured most throughout his life.

Tickets £12 via https://eveshamfestivalofwords.org/programme/#desert