In spring 2014 (yes, 2014), hilarious comedy-writer Miranda Hart will be performing as a headlining stand-up act for a UK arena tour. Bringing sharp observational comedy and a hint of self-effacement into the mix, Hart promises to be a must-go-and-see from the first date in Bournemouth on 28th February, to Plymouth, London and beyond to Liverpool, Belfast, Dublin and Birmingham.
Not surprisingly, pretty much all shows have sold out - until now, that is.
Hart has now announced another slice of mayhem and hilarity for next spring, beginning with additional shows at London's O2 Arena on 13th March, Manchester's Arena on the 14th, Leeds' new Arena on the 21st, two brand new dates at the Brighton Centre on 1st and 2nd April and, for now, Birmingham's NIA on 9th April. Tickets on sale now at various prices.
Miranda Hart's uncomfortable and tactless, but well-meaning, tomboy nom-de-plume has elevated the performer to near-superstar status. For prime-time comedy (pre-9pm), the anarchic slapstick in each episode has made Miranda the TV series a must-watch, rather than a must-avoid, a slow-burner that has blazed a trail for a new generation of performers and comedy writers alike. Hart's attraction is she's seemingly unknowingly funny, a natural - Hart certainly has heart.
The beautifully-scripted sight of ungainly Miranda getting her necklace caught on a sushi conveyor belt, being dragged headfirst along the cavalcade of sashimi and bento and unceremoniously shamed (as usual) at the end, is just one of many attributed to the latest in a long line of clumsy characters we Brits love.
All of which bodes well for her next big plan - this UK stand-up tour. Want a bit? Want a bit of this? Best be ready on Friday then!