Simon Evans at The Glee Cardiff

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Tue 18Feb
2025

Simon Evans: Have We Met? (14+)Glee Club Cardiff

Completing the Trilogy begun with Genius 2.0 and The Work of the Devil, Have We Met? finds Simon standing, like Ulysses in Tennyson’s famous verse, gazing out over the moaning deep and the twinkling rocks and wondering whether to seek a newer world? To smite the sounding furrows? To strive, to seek, and to find? Or whether in fact, to put the kettle on, crack open the Hobnobs and simply yield? Drawing on Joyce, Proust and the career of Philip Schofield to make sense of his own tangled past and possible future, Evans skilfully weaves comedy, pathos and narrowly averted cancellation into an unforgettable two hours of unique entertainment.

Advance price

  • £17.00 Show Entry
  • £17.00 Wheelchair Show Entry
  • + £2.00 booking fee per ticket

Times

  • Doors open 7:00 PM
  • Last entry 7:30 PM

More info

  • Seating type Allocated
  • Food available Yes
  • Minimum age 14+

Have We Met? – Tour 2025

Completing the Trilogy begun with Genius 2.0 and The Work of the Devil, Have We Met? finds Simon standing, like Ulysses in Tennyson’s famous verse, gazing out over the moaning deep and the twinkling rocks and wondering whether to seek a newer world? To smite the sounding furrows? To strive, to seek, and to find?

Or whether in fact, to put the kettle on, crack open the Hobnobs and simply yield? Drawing on Joyce, Proust and the career of Philip Schofield to make sense of his own tangled past and possible future, Evans skilfully weaves comedy, pathos and narrowly averted cancellation into an unforgettable two hours of unique entertainment.

After finally solving the mystery of his existence and true identity in Work of the Devil, Simon Evans finds that he has still not overcome the more daily challenges of remembering what he came upstairs for, who these grown-ups are that live with him (and what they have done with his children?) and how can that footage be from 2009, when he only bought those shoes a few months ago?

“In Greek mythology, the Muses were the daughters of Mnemosyne, goddess of memory – though ironically, there is no easy way to remember her name. But Memory was thus clearly regarded by the ancient Greeks as the mother of the arts, wellspring of inspiration, the compost in which imagination takes rooty. Our last defence against tyranny, the consolation of the just and the seat of the soul. Without memory, the illusion of self crumbles. Mine, however, is shot. So where does that leave me?

 

"Jaw-dropping"

CHORTLE

“A gripping and, ultimately heart-warming tale… rich with Evans' wit and caustic observation.”

★★★★ The Scotsman

“You expect a high standard of stand-up from this veteran performer. But in sharing something so deeply personal, he’s exceeded what seemed to be his full potential… I’d expect it to get even better when it goes out on tour. Outstanding stuff.”

★★★★½ Chortle

'A masterclass'

★★★★★ The Scotsman