Alan Davies: Life Is Pain

 
 

THIS EVENT ENDED ON THE 17TH FEBRUARY 2013

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, 45 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith and Fulham, London W6 9QH
 
 
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OPENING TIMES
7pm
 
PRICES
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After a decade away from stand-up, the comedian, writer and actor Alan "Jonathan Creek" Davies continues his UK tour with these back-to-back weekend performance at the Hammersmith Apollo. Straightforward, autobiographical and brimming with "blokey-fogeyish bewilderment" and "droll close-to-home riffs about parenting" (The Telegraph), this nostalgic show sees the affable Davies plough through a raft of contrasting topics including the language employed by fellow Essex men, the imminent end of the world, social media, the London riots and his upbringing, touching even on the effect of his mother's death when he was six. During his drought from stand-up, Davies became a regular on the Stephen Fry-fronted QI. Reviews of 'Life is Pain' seem to be pretty unanimous: the dunce from QI is in fact QE - quite entertaining.

 

About Hammersmith Apollo

Once London's largest all-seater venue, the Hammersmith Apollo has a 3,600 capacity for seated shows and a 5,000 capacity for standing-room-only gigs. It was renovated in 2002, and now works well as a venue for theatre (hosting a huge variety of shows from Riverdance to Thomas the Tank Engine) as well as rock concerts. More about Hammersmith Apollo

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London > Events > Comedy  Dates: Thursday 11th February 2016 - 8.30pm-10.30pm
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 15th January to 13th February 2016
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Saturday 13th February 2016 at 11am and 1pm
Lyric Hammersmith, Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Lyric Square, 2 King Street, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
Excellent small studio theatre staging innovative comedy and more serious productions. The Riverside's location on the Thames in Hammersmith makes it the local theatre of West ... More
 
 
 
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Riverside Studios
London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
Crisp Road, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Lyric Square
London > Attractions >
King Street, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
Pedestrianised square outside Lyric Hammersmith, home to weekly food markets and occasional live theatre performances which become a regular fixture in the summer months.... More
 
 
 
Albert & Friends Instant Circus
London > Attractions > Attractions for Kids
Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
West London-based charity Albert & Friends Instant Circus is on a mission to nurture the creative spark in young people, regardless of their ability and circumstances. ... More
 
 
 
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Maggie's Centre
London > Attractions > Sights
Fulham Palace Road, W6 | 7 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Shopping > Specialists
St Paul's Church, Queen Caroline Street, W6 | 1 minute from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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L'Oreal Technical Centre
London > Shopping > Hair and Grooming
255 Hammersmith Road, W6 | 1 minute from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
Hairdressing school... More
 
 
 
Sock Shop
London > Shopping > Ladies Fashion
The Broadway Shopping Centre, Centre West, W6 | 2 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
A chain of sock and hosiery specialists. Also stocks a range of male and female accessories. As you can imagine they offer a bewildering variety of ... More
 
 
 
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The Gate Vegetarian Restaurant
London > Restaurants > Vegetarian restaurants
51 Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, , W6 | 1 minute from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
One of the best vegetarian restaurants in London, when the original Hammersmith branch closed for refurbishment in 2012 The Gate opened a new restaurant at 370 ... More
 
 
 
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Pret A Manger
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
8 King Street, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
Pret sells up market fast food, hand made from natural ingredients, to take away or eat on site, in its trademark no nonsense chrome interiors. The ... More
 
 
 
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Lyric Hammersmith Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Lyric Square, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Pitman Training Centre
London > Education > Professional Training
123 King Street, Hammersmith, W6 | 5 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Hammersmith and Fulham ETAA
London > Education > Career Services
Macbeth Centre, Macbeth Street, W6 | 6 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Holmes Place
London > Leisure > Fitness
181 Hammersmith Road, W6 | 5 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Amateur Rowing Association
London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
6 Lower Mall, W6 | 5 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Leisure > Sports Facilities
19 Lower Mall, W6 | 5 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Restaurants > Gastropub
12 Sutton Lane, W4 | 4 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Blue Anchor
London > Nightlife > Pubs
13 Lower Mall, W6 | 5 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
Tucked away in the shadow of Hammersmith Bridge this small, but perfectly formed, traditional riverside pub offers a peaceful retreat from the chaos of Hammersmith’s relentless ... More
 
 
 
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The Stonemasons Arms
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
54 Cambridge Grove, Hammersmith, W6 | 6 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Smollensky's
London > Nightlife > Bars
Bradmore House, Queen Caroline Street, W6 | 1 minute from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Nightlife > Bars
Crisp Road, W6 | 3 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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London > Nightlife > Bars
80 Fulham Palace Road, W6 | 4 minutes from Alan Davies: Life Is Pain
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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DATES  Monday 15th and Tuesday 16th February 2016
VENUE  Hammersmith Apollo 
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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PRICING  £29.25
DATES  Thursday 18th and Friday 19th February 2016
VENUE  Hammersmith Apollo 
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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PRICING  £56.75, £67.75
DATES  Friday 26th February 2016
VENUE  Hammersmith Apollo 
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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Hammersmith Apollo, 45  Queen Caroline Street      W6 9QH
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