Brendan O'Carroll's foul-mouthed Irish matriarch who meddles in the lives of everyone she meets, Agnes Brown, has become something of an unstoppable, if surprise, hit.
Critics seem unable to bear it but the facts speak for themselves, with the recent BBC1 series 'Mrs Brown's Boys' picking up a BAFTA nomination for Best Sitcom and collecting more than three million viewers for the last of its six episodes.
Long before the UK TV exposure, O'Carroll's creation had been playing to packed houses across Ireland for years, following the comedian's breakthrough in 1993 after guesting on 'The Late Late Show' with Gay Byrne. 'Mrs Brown' eventually started appearing in the UK and with a series of shows under her pinny, including 'How Now Mrs Brown Cow' and 'Good Mourning Mrs Brown', which is currently playing to full houses up and down the land, the potty-mouthed Agnes has moved from parochial success story to international hit. And, at every turn, to larger and larger audiences.
The huge 2012 tour of Mrs Brown Rides Again kicks off with four dates at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff from 30th May, followed by a series of arena dates in each of Bournemouth, Nottingham, Newcastle, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Belfast, before the final run of five shows at the Liverpool Echo Arena from 11th December 2012. There are also five dates at the Hammersmith Apollo from 12th June.
We will have tickets available for all dates when they go on sale at 9:30/ 10AM on Friday 2nd December, priced £19.50.
Ahead of the Rides Again tour, Brendan O'Carroll is continuing to tour with Good Mourning Mrs Brown, which continues its largely sold-out tour at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast next week, finishing in Wolverhampton on 28th May 2012. We have tickets remaining for selected dates, also priced from £19.50.