‘His ceaselessly buoyant delivery keeps things consistently funny’ ThreeWeeks
‘Irresistible” The Reviews Hub
“Electric, witty, and surprisingly moving” Exeunt
Following his international hit Bubble Schmeisis (“generous and poignant” – The Stage), Nick Cassenbaum is back on tour. This time Nick brings us My Kind of Michael, a heartfelt, passionate and playful tribute to his childhood hero, Michael Barrymore.
Nick has loved Barrymore ever since his Nanna Sylvie bought him ‘Barrymore’s Best Bites’ on VHS when he was seven. Now Nick invites you to share his love, to examine the turbulent relationship between showman and spectator.
Moving between narrative and a Barrymore style game show, Nick and the audience play TV favourites like ‘Strike It Lucky’ and take part in ‘This is Your Life’. An ever-affable raconteur par excellence, Nick uses his delightfully amiable, charming and warm stage presence, alongside Barrymore’s iconic shticks, to weave his own personal stories with tales of Barrymore’s rise to fame and ultimate downfall. Join in with Nick to celebrate a light entertainment – and working class – variety icon. With live music and gags-a-plenty My Kind of Michael is?, well, Alwight!