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Stacey Dooley announces another UK tour

The show will shine a light on life on the mental health frontline and give a voice to young people

Stacey Dooley MBE, one of the most recognisable faces on British TV, has announced another UK tour following several sell outs. ‘In Conversation with Stacey Dooley’ takes in 15 dates and starts on Saturday 4th February at the Royal & Derngate Nottingham culminating on 28th February at Belfast’s Ulster Hall. The tour includes a date at London’s Barbican Centre on Monday 20th February.

The ‘Strictly Come Dancing Winner 2018’ heads back on the road to celebrate the publication of her, yet to be released, new book, ‘Are You Really OK? Understanding Britain’s Mental Health Emergency’, which explores the mental health crisis in Britain and its particular impact on young people, inspired by Stacey’s two most recent documentaries on mental health.

In the tour show Stacey will open up the conversation about mental health in young people and challenge the stigma and stereotypes around it. Having worked in collaboration with mental health experts and charities, she will responsibly share stories of young people in the UK directly affected by mental health issues. The show will shine a light on life on the mental health frontline and give a voice to young people who are living with mental health conditions across the spectrum.

Stacey will also touch on related, broader topics which she has tackled in her documentaries – poverty, addiction, identity, the pressures of social media – and look back on the stand-out moments and interactions from her wide-reaching career. Join her for what promises to be a thought-provoking, inspiring and informative evening.  Audiences will also get a chance to ask Stacey the questions, this is an opportunity not to be missed.

Alongside her hugely popular BBC investigative series, in which she covered a diverse range of topics from across the world, the documentary maker and author of the Sunday Times bestseller, On the Frontline with the Women Who Fight Back, is also the presenter of BBC1’s This Is My House; BBC2’s DNA; Glow Up for BBC3, and W’s Stacey Dooley Sleeps Over.In 2018 Stacey’s impressive work, in bringing a voice and platform to many, earnt her an MBE for services to broadcasting.  The same year she worked on various projects for BBC1, including investigating the environmental impact that fast fashion has on our planet and working with Children In Need to explore the extent of homelessness in the UK. She also  went to Russia, Florida, Iraq and Hungary to explore more challenging issues such as child exploitation; sex offenders; war; domestic violence; pollution in the fashion industry and coming face-to-face with an ISIS soldier (for which she won a One World Media Award). These episodes of ‘Stacey Dooley Investigates’ won the title of the Most Watched Documentaries on BBC iPlayer.

Her other numerous documentaries include; Stacey Dooley and the Lifers; Spy Cams and Creep Catchers; This World’s Spanish Narcos; Whale Wars; Stacey Dooley on the Ward and Bounty Hunters.  Inspired by the front line and others trying to make a difference during the Pandemic she produced, ‘Lockdown Hero’s’ and ‘Stacey Dooley and the Lockdown Babies’. Many of them quickly became most watched on BBC iPlayer.  Her documentary tally is now over 80 in the years she has been presenting!

FEBRUARY

Sat 4th                           NORTHAMPTON – Derngate

Sun 5th                          BIRMINGHAM – Glee

Tues 7th                        BATH – Pavilion

Wed 8th                         SWINDON – Wyvern

Sun 12th                        GUILDFORD – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre

Wed 15th                       EDINBURGH – Queens Hall

Thurs 16th                     NEWCASTLE – Northern Stage

Fri 17th                          YARM – PAA

Sat 18th                         MANCHESTER – Salford Quay’s Theatre

Mon 20th                      LONDON – Barbican

Wed 22nd                      POOLE – Lighthouse

Fri 24th                          SOUTHEND – Palace Theatre

Sat 25th                         IPSWICH – Corn Exchange

Sun 26th                        CHESTER – Storyhouse

Tues 28th                      BELFAST – Ulster Hall

TICKET LINK: https://www.fane.co.uk/stacey-dooley

SHOW RUNS:  110 MINUTES INCLUDING 20 MINUTE INTERVAL