Actor, producer, screenwriter and comedy legend, Steve Coogan will return to Shakespeare North Playhouse on Saturday 10th June for ‘An Evening with Steve Coogan’.

Picking up the baton from interviewing Frank Cottrell Boyce in February, Steve will be the next in line to be interviewed for Shakespeare North Playhouse’s ‘An Evening With’ events. Steve will chat about his incredible career, from the creation of his infamous character Alan Partridge to his production company Baby Cow

Born and raised in Manchester where he trained as an actor at the Manchester Polytechnic School of Theatre, Steve Coogan is best known for the iconic British Institution that is Alan Partridge. He has received numerous BAFTA’s and British Comedy Awards for Alan Partridge and has taken the character on three nationwide sell out tours including STRATAGEM which toured in 2022. 

In 1992 Coogan won the Perrier Award for his show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Whilst appearing on various shows on BBC Radio 4, the iconic British institution that is Alan Partridge was born. The character moved from radio to TV and over the years has picked up a number of BAFTAs and British Comedy Awards. MID MORNING MATTERS aired on Sky Atlantic in February 2016 to critical acclaim and was followed by a mockumentary special, SCISSORED ISLE for Sky for which he won a BAFTA for Best Male Performance in a Comedy Programme.

In 2019 Alan returned to BBC One in THIS TIME WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE to rave reviews and was nominated for Best Comedy Programme at the Broadcast Awards. THIS TIME WITH ALAN PARTRIDGE was back on our screens in 2021 for series 2. Alan has been the subject matter of two books I Alan Partridge: We Need To Talk About Alan released in 2011 and Alan Partridge: Nomad released in October 2016. In 2021 Coogan launched FROM THE OASTHOUSE: THE ALAN PARTRIDGE PODCAST for Audible which was nominated for a British Podcast Award and he is currently in production with a second podcast series. 

In 1999 Coogan set up Baby Cow Productions. Baby Cow have produced many successful and award winning programmes including ALAN PARTRIDGE, THE MIGHTY BOOSH, THE TRIP, GAVIN & STACEY, ZAPPED, UNCLE, RED DWARF, SENSITIVE SKIN, CAMPING, MOONE BOY, STARLINGS, HUNDERBY, THE WITCHFINDER and CHIVALRY which Coogan co-wrote and co-stars alongside Sarah Solemani for Channel 4.

Shakespeare North Playhouse’s ‘An Evening with’ events feature a ‘baton relay’ style of interviewers and interviewees hailing from the north of England. Previous ‘Evenings with’ include Frank Cottrell, Boyce, Angela Griffin, Johnny Vegas and Jimmy McGovern.

Priority Tickets for ‘An Evening with Steve Coogan’ are available to purchase on Wednesday 19th of April. General Tickets are available on Thursday 20th April. 

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