Alistair has worked in almost every area of the performing arts in his career and we are delighted to welcome him to The Watermill Theatre as 'First Voice' in our 50th Anniversary production of Under Milk Wood.
After leaving the Guildhall School in 1989, he began working as a stand-up comedian and continues to perform around the country, most recently touring with Jasper Carrott. A few years later he began providing voices for the iconic Spitting Image (from 1992-96) and then, from 1999-2004, Alistair went on to have his own comedy series on BBC 1, The Big Impression.
He has always been a favourite on Radio 4; the sit-coms and sketch shows he has been involved in can still be heard by insomniacs on 4Extra. Alistair has also written three radio plays, about composers Erik Satie and John Field and, most recently, The ‘B’ Word which centres on the relationship between George Bernard Shaw and Mrs Patrick Campbell.
His extensive work in theatre has seen him perform at Chichester Festival Theatre, for the RSC and in London’s West End: in musicals, comedies, straight plays and Gilbert and Sullivan. Alistair has also directed for theatre, and has devised stage shows about Noel Coward and Erik Satie – the latter, to his delight and surprise, securing him his own piano album, released in September 2017.
Join us on 1 November at 2pm to hear Alistair discuss his life and career.
The restaurant will be open for lunch before the event, please make a reservation at the time of booking. Tea and cake will be served in the bar after the event.
This is a fundraising event for The Watermill Theatre, which is a registered charity. Charity no: 261430.