Hold on to your Porkpie hats and prepare to descend into the realm of Madness as Yarm welcomes ska Legend and Mr Baggy Trousers himself, Suggs, for the first time.
Following on from the success of his last show ‘My Life Story’, which saw him sell out venues across the breadth of UK, the Madness frontman is set to perform at the Princess Alexandra Auditorium in his new one-man show featuring more tales from his spectacular career.
Coming to prominence in the 70s, Suggs won the hearts of the nation, critics and the world as Madness led the revival of 2-tone ska music.
Their 40-year career has seen the band enter the top ten UK charts 15 times with tracks including ‘One Step Beyond’, ‘Our House’, ‘Baggy Trousers’, ‘House of Fun’ and ‘It Must Be Love’ all standing the test of time.
His solo career has allowed him to work with stars ranging from Morrissey in the late 90s to Billy Bragg, Jools Holland, The Pet Shop Boys and David Bowie (he almost lost his pants on Bowie’s driveway).
Now turning his hand to writing, Suggs has captured his band’s most colourful adventures – from suffering vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace to causing chaos at the closing of the Olympic Games – and has compiled them all into an unmissable show of music and laughter.
Suggs: A Life in the Realm of Madness will head to the Princess Alexandra Auditorium in Yarm on Friday 16th February. Tickets, priced at £28.50, are available from thepaaonline.org (at the time of writing).