John Otway

  • Date: 21/10/2023
  • Time:2023/10/21 20:00
  • Location: 89 De Grey Street Hull HU5 2RU
  • Venue: John OtwayThe New Adelphi Club
  •  £16 Adv Click Here

Screaming Tarts presents
“Rock and Roll’s Greatest Failure”
John Otway
£16 Adv from seetickets
Doors Open: 20:00
Starts: 20:30

“Some people are a tour de force, whilst others are forced to tour.

The audience was surprisingly varied, ranging from 21 to 81. Otway’s fans include a plethora of students who have latched on to his unique brand of eclecticism, which seems to be the order of the day at his events.

This mercurial maverick once said he even failed to be a failure, which whilst self-deprecating, is far from true. After all, he has been a micro-star at just about everything in the entertainment business and the arts, including acting, scriptwriting, comedy and music. Surely these combined achievements indeed by default deem him a resounding evergreen success.

What I really enjoy about Otway’s performance is the fact that he still uses a lot of physical comedy and knows how to inhabit space almost like a honed music hall act, veering somewhere between Harry Champion and Charlie Chaplin on acid.

Call him what you will he is surely a phenomenon! A legend of the ‘one off ‘ variety. Needless to say a second standing ovation was inevitable and well deserved.

If you get the chance to see him play solo ,with Wild Willie Barrett or alongside the complete band, I could not recommend the experience more highly.”  Louderthawar

Don’t miss your chance to see John Otway on Saturday night.