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Friday 30 January 2015

Roy Walker to say what he saw in new tour

Fresh from rave reviews at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, comedian Roy Walker is embarking on a Northern Ireland theatre tour.

Belfast-born Roy (72) famous for hosting classic show Catchphrase, will be recalling his remarkable life story at various venues, kicking off at the Market Place in Armagh on Saturday.

Other dates are: September 14 at Theatre at the Mill, Newtownabbey; September 21 at Ardhowen, Enniskillen; and September 22 at Riverside, Coleraine.

Roy said he was looking forward to performing to home crowds and said his final tour date on November 18 at the Grand Opera House, Belfast, will be a nice place to finish.

“I can’t wait,” he said. “Northern Ireland audiences are so varied. The tour will be great for me.”

Roy has won a whole new fan base through his regular ‘Carpark Catchphrase’ feature on Chris Moyles’ BBC Radio 1 breakfast show. He has become a cult hit and is regularly booked for universities around the country where he plays to sell-out audiences.

His debut at the Edinburgh Festival where he appeared for the entire season was met with great critical acclaim.

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