Story by Jack Foley
BRITISH comedy king, Ricky Gervais, is to embark on a new UK
tour, called Politics, which will begin with a week of
warm up shows at the Garrick Theatre, between March 8 and
Tickets for the shows are currently on sale and are the only
ones left, the rest having sold out following widespread rumours
and the star's success at the Golden Globes.
Gervais became British TV's hottest property, after he co-wrote
and starred in the BBC comedy, The Office.
The show ran for two series plus a Christmas special and followed
the everyday working lives of an office team, in Slough.
The cringe-inducing humour made it a cult hit, and turned Gervais,
who also presents an on-off radio show on London's Xfm, into a
sensation, as David Brent.
The crowning achievement for the series, and for Gervais, was
when The Office picked up a Golden Globe for Best Musical or Comedy
Series at this year's Golden Globes ceremony, with Gervais himself
winning the award for Best TV Actor in a Musical or Comedy series.
Tickets for the London shows cost £20 each, with proceeds
going to MacMillan Cancer Relief.
Ricky does not want to profit from rehearsing what is essentially
his trade, and has asked opportunists to resist the temptation
to flog tickets for the sold-out shows on e-bay.
Further information is available from the Garrick Theatre Box
Office, on 0870 890 1104.
The March performances will be followed by a two-week Summer
stint - the details of which have yet to be announced.