An Evening With John Cleese in Manchester
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John Cleese is coming to Manchester on 19th July, to perform his one-man show An Evening With John Cleese at the BEC Arena.
The list of his Film and TV credits, as both a writer and as a performer, is immense! Co-creator of Monty Pythons Flying Circus, writer and actor in A Fish Called Wanda, and the Knight who had all his limbs chopped off in Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I’ve included a full list below for anyone who wants a recap on his career (not that you will need it – the man is a legend!)
The event will feature John in a Q&A session with fans, autograph and photograph shoots, and a limited number of meet & greet tickets. General entry tickets are £30, autograph and photograph opportunities need to be purchased in addition to entry tickets, VIP meet and greet tickets include entry, auto, photo and meet and greet.
If you would like to witness one of the UKs finest comedy writers and performers live on stage, or get an autograph from or a photo with, tickets are available here – https://www.acc360.co.uk/
John first shot to fame with The Frost Report in 1966 and in 1969 co-created Monty Python’s Flying Circus. The team went on to conquer the world with four cult TV series and four hugely successful films, And Now For Something Completely Different (1971), Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1974), The Life of Brian (1979) and The Meaning of Life (1983). The Pythons reunited for a one-off series of 10 live stage shows in the UK in 2014.
After leaving Python, Cleese moved on to create Basil Fawlty, the hotel manager from hell in Fawlty Towers. As one of the most successful TV series ever made, the 12 episodes of Fawlty Towers have been repeated on the BBC many times.
In 1988, he starred in and co-wrote A Fish Called Wanda. He reunited the stars of Wanda in 1996 to make Fierce Creatures, a film about a zoo, which went on worldwide release in 1997.
As well as his work with Monty Python, Cleese’s film credits as an actor include The Great Muppet Caper (1980), Time Bandits (1980), Privates on Parade (1982) Silverado (1984), Clockwise (1986), Terry Jones’s Erik the Viking, Eric Idle’s Splitting Heirs (1992), Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1994), The Jungle Book (1995), The Wind in the Willows (1996), The Out-of-Towners (1999), and Rat Race (2001), Cleese has also appeared in both the James Bond, and Harry Potter movie series.
In his twilight years he passes his time writing film scripts, making speeches to business audiences, doing seminars on creativity, teaching at Cornell and constructing a virtual reality (his website, www.thejohncleese.com)