MILTON Jones is adding a heap of extra dates next autumn for his 2020 tour show, Milton: Impossible, but not one of the 34 additions is in Yorkshire.
Panic not, the shock-haired matador of the piercing one-liner is booked in already for York Barbican on February 22, Victoria Theatre, Halifax, February 23, Hull City Hall, March 18 and Leeds Town Hall, March 19, on his initial January to April travels.
One man. One Mission. Is it possible? “No, not really,” says the Kew comedian, who will be performing 100 shows in total as he reveals the truth behind having once been an international spy, but then being given a somewhat disappointing new identity that forced him to appear on Mock The Week, Live At The Apollo, Michael McIntyre’s Comedy and Dave’s One Night Stand.
“This is a love story with a twist, or at least a really bad sprain,” says Jones. “Is it all just gloriously daft nonsense, or is there a deeper meaning? Every man has his price. Sainsbury’s, where good food costs less.”
This adds to an earlier statement by the devotee of particularly bold Hawaiian shirt designs when he first announced his 2020 mission. “My latest show is called Milton: Impossible and is loosely based on a Tom Cruise film I saw once called something like Undo-able Task,” he said.
“In it, I play a Milton who appears to just have a job in Asda, but at night he’s also an international spy involved in secret things and quite bad situations. But if daft jokes give you an allergic reaction and send you into a coma, then don’t come running to me.
“Also, at a difficult time for our country, I believe there’s a chance this show could unite the nation. Admittedly quite a small chance.”
Tickets for York Barbican are on sale at yorkbarbican.co.uk and on 0203 356 5441; Halifax, victoriatheatre.co.uk; Hull, hulltheatres.co.uk; Leeds, leedstownhall.co.uk.
Those wishing to travel farther afield on their Milton mission next autumn can find out more at miltonjones.com, with tickets going on sale from Thursday, November 28.
Jones, 55, has played York many times, both at the Grand Opera House and latterly at the Barbican, where he presented his Milton Jones Is Out There show on September 30 2017.