Following a sell-out tour and BBC Radio 4 adaptation of Lance, in which he relays his coming-of-age tale through the lens of Lance Armstrong’s infamous fall from grace, comedian Kieran Hodgson returns with Maestro, his second Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated smash-hit comedy show.
After gaining rave reviews for his performance at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe festival, Hodgson will kick off a brand new season at The Stoller Hall, Manchester’s newest concert venue, on Tuesday 12 September.
Maestro continues his storytelling act, this time replacing Armstrong with the composer Gustav Mahler. It was after hearing Mahler’s music in 2003 that Hodgson decided to write a symphony. Thirteen years later, he returns with a violin and a story about falling in love and attempting something far beyond your abilities.
“I thought it would be fun to send up the pretensions I had as a teenager: trying to ‘convert’ my disinterested classmates to classical music in general and Mahler in particular, and believing that I, too, could write music as good as that of my idol,” Hodgson says. “And that’s how I found the central joke of the show: an enthusiastic but hopeless amateur trying his level best to write a late romantic symphony.”
He brings this hilarious show to The Stoller Hall, which opened in April 2017. Situated just opposite Manchester Victoria station, audiences can expect an intimate yet impressive setting at the RIBA Award-winning hall.
Tuesday 12th September, 7.30pm
Tickets are priced £15
The Stoller Hall, Hunts Bank, Manchester M3 1DA
0333 130 0967