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Christian O’Connell: Man on Wireless headed to West End

Christian O’Connell

Story by Jack Foley

MULTI award-winning Absolute Radio presenter Christian O’Connell is set to stage a unique and never-seen or heard before radio event – Man on Wireless.

Two shows in one, Man on Wireless is an unscripted 60-minute live national radio show, with no music or adverts on Absolute Radio in an edgy late night slot.

And it’s being broadcast from a live stage show in a theatre in London’s West End, in front of a live audience.

With many surprises and absolutely no safety net, the show will feature Christian O’Connell as he tries to make a show using the audience in front of him. They will be cast as his producers, sidekicks and interviewers.

As soon as Christian comes on stage, the mics go live… to the nation! Everything the audience hears is what the listeners hear too. This will be edge of your seat radio, and what live performing is all about.

It’s a real live event, this is a show that will never be the same again. The audience in the room are the building blocks with which Christian must make a national radio show. Anyone tuning will be able to hear Christian succeed or die on his backside live on air.

Speaking about Man on Wireless, Christian said: “Man on Wireless is me out of my comfort zone, without the safety net of Richie my wingman or the songs or adverts.

“My listeners are such a part of what I do every morning – this feels like a great way of really playing with that. If it all goes horribly wrong expect to hear the best hits of Del Amitri on the back-up tape – that’s how you’ll know whether it’s worked or not.”

Christian O’Connell’s Man on Wireless will take place at the Soho Theatre, London on March 19, 2012.

Tickets are available to buy at It will be broadcast live on Absolute Radio, nationwide from 10-11pm.