Reverend Richard Coles: Borderline National Trinket

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An intimate evening with a unique national treasure often described as Britain’s most famous vicar!

Reverend Richard Coles is the only British vicar to have had a number-one hit single and to have appeared as a contestant on Strictly Come Dancing – a claim which seems unlikely to be matched any time soon. He is also a Sunday Times bestselling author, Twitter phenomenon and enormously loved broadcaster. Embarking  on his first first full national tour last Autumn' extra dates have now been added across the UK from January 2024.

In his live show, Reverend Richard Coles is set to take audiences on an exhilarating journey of his life. Prepare to be captivated as he lifts the lid on his extraordinary life. Sex, drugs, pop stardom, religious epiphany; love, a dream job, and the madness of grief. Some or all of this may come out as Richard lifts the lid on a life truly and truthfully lived. 

There are very few people in the world who can claim a career and life of such diverse events to have had the UK’s biggest-selling single of 1986 (Don't Leave Me This Way, with the Communards), with their revolutionary synth-pop music, to beloved BC Radio 4’s Saturday Live presenter. With 17 years in the priesthood (a role he held until he very recently retired) and latterly a bestselling writer (his memoir of loss, The Madness Of Grief, about the sudden loss of his partner David, at the horribly early age of 43 was a Sunday Times bestseller and his novel ‘Murder Before Evensong’ reached #1 in the paperback charts) and, remaining an LGBT+ icon who's appeal crosses genres and generations, the Reverend Richard Coles is such a man.

If you’re intrigued by his life, Borderline National Trinket really could be the answer to your prayers. 

Reverend Richard Coles: Borderline National Trinket: Monday 11th March 2024

Venue: 210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP

Further Information: Shaftesbury Theatre, London | Official Box Office

Tour dates

  • Sat, 17th February 2024: The Eric Morecambe Centre, Harpenden
  • Sun, 25th February 2024: Midlands Arts Centre, Birmingham»
  • Fri, 1st March 2024: Eden Court Theatre, Inverness
  • Sun, 3rd March 2024: Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh
  • Mon, 4th March 2024: Whitehall Theatre, Dundee
  • Thu, 7th March 2024: Dorking Halls, Dorking
  • Mon, 11th March 2024: Shaftesbury Theatre, West End