When: Wednesday, 3rd November 2010, 19:30
Where: The Lights, Andover
Following his successful Psychovertical and When Hell Freezes Over UK theatre tours in 2007/2008, the multi-faceted, internationally acclaimed mountaineer and comedian Andy Kirkpatrick is currently touring UK theatres with his brand new show Off The Wall.
The UK’s only “stand-up mountaineer” Andy Kirkpatrick is a natural performer with talents to rival the top comedy acts in the UK. His inimitable style coupled with his love for all things extreme make for a unique evening of entertainment, with stunning images and footage accompanying his tales of terror from the steep.
In his past shows Andy searched for an answer to his perpetual quest for adventure. ‘Off The Wall’ is his third attempt to answer the reason why he climbs, as he charts the last two years of his life with a collection of stories, including climbing the mighty El Capitan in Yosemite with injured serviceman Major Phil Packer, a dramatic rescue from the North Face of the Eiger, a near drowning at Cape Wrath and a trip to Number 10.
Andy is a hugely popular speaker and accomplished story-teller, as comfortable on stage as he is lashed to an ice-clad mountain in a 100mph storm. In ‘Off The Wall’, he bucks the trend of macho mountain men, recounting his crazy adventures with a heady mix of observational comedy and self-deprecating tales of survival, expertly weaving his narrative with stunning audio visuals to give his audiences a real taste of adventure.