Part of Derby Book Festival

The Adventures of Andy Kershaw

Guildhall Theatre

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Sat 2 Jun

Tickets: £12.75 More price information

Running Time: 1 hour 50 minutes - approximate, including any interval(s).

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About the event

An evening with the legendary broadcaster and foreign correspondent

Andy’s one-man show, The Adventures of Andy Kershaw, has become a hugely successful highlight of many literary festivals - including a sold-out appearance at Hay on Wye - and a popular draw at theatres and arts centres around the UK. Fascinating and often hilarious, the two
hour audio-visual presentation treats the audience to recollections from a life spent on the front lines of rock & roll, and on the front lines of some of the world’s most extreme and dangerous countries.

There will be a Q&A session following the talk.

Dates & Tickets

The Adventures of Andy Kershaw

Sat 2 Jun 2018, 7:30pm


Prices & Offers


Concessions: £10.75

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The finest British broadcaster bar none. A real broadcast journalist, a real achiever, a real someone, an amazing man - Stephen Fry

A national treasure and born again hero - Daily Telegraph

Passionate and furiously funny - Andy Kershaw is unfailingly fearless. - Dame Ann Leslie

A real rock-and-roll war correspondent. - Keith Altham

Andy Kershaw is such an enthusiast. He made me travel a little further than I normally do. He has an ability to do things first and ask questions afterwards. Not a recipe for a safe, secure life, maybe, but it makes things a lot more interesting for the rest of us. - Michael Palin

A gloriously cheeky bastard. Read his book. A handbook for our times - Pete Townshend

Andy Kershaw is a compulsive truth-teller and he does it with verve, wit and passion. He is one of the few truly original voices in broadcasting and his book is already a classic. - Fergal Keane

Andy Kershaw - without you we wouldn’t know nothin’! - Joe Strummer

He’s always wired himself up to the action. Keep it goin’, Andy! - Ralph Steadman

It’s his ability to convey a sense of moment-by-moment aliveness that makes AndyKershaw, the greatest living English-language broadcaster - Toby Litt

Kershaw has had one hell of a life... strange and comic - The Independent on Sunday

‘His radio appearances have become rare. He’s an intermittent eruption, making everything before and after sound as if it were made by zombies - New Statesman

Hilariously opinionated - The Independent

Intrepid to the point of lunacy, Kershaw escaped landmines and guns and has lived to tell us this admirable tale - Blues & Soul