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Chris McGlade to take his brand-new show Forgiveness on tour around the UK

Cutting his teeth in the North East’s resolute working men’s clubs, self-proclaimed Smoggie and Middlesbrough native Chris McGlade will be taking his brand-new show Forgiveness on tour around the UK, following a series of impressive performances at the 2019 Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

A fiercely powerful show about a brutally shocking story; Chris’ father was murdered in 2011. How do you forgive your father’s murderer? Only Chris knows… Inspiring uproarious laughter, tears of sincerity and standing ovations, Chris’ conscientious comedy and cutting-edge poetry makes for a truly unforgettable show.

Speaking on Forgiveness, Chris says:” This is my father’s legacy. He was a funny, bighearted, inclusive, tolerant, forgiving man. Humour, passion, inclusivity, tolerance, and forgiveness are things I feel the world could do with a little more of today, peace.”

Chris is passionately political; he spearheaded a fractious six-year campaign opposing a large housing scheme earmarked close to home on Redcar’s Coatham Enclosure (which he won). He brings that same fire and energy to his performances, looking past the liberal comedy consensus, and taking apart and revealing the hypocrisy in Britain today.

It might not sound funny and is certainly un-PC, but this is a must-see show.

Chris continues: “I want free-thinking people coming along prepared to laugh at others and themselves. I don’t want people thinking ‘can I laugh at that?’ It’s like the comedic part of the brain has been lobotomized”

04/06/22 Hull Polar Bear Music Club
11/06/22 Stoke Mitchel Arts Centre

Chris McGlade ‘Forgiveness’

18/06/22 Millom Beggars Theatre

Chris McGlade: Forgiveness

23/06/22 Middlesbrough Town Hall

Chris McGlade – Forgiveness

24/06/22 Carlisle Old Fire Station
25/06/22 London Conway Hall
01/07/22 Halifax Playhouse
02/07/22 Nottingham Arts Theatre
05/07/22 Oxford The Sheldonian Theatre
06/07/22 Brighton The Old Market
07/07/22 Portsmouth Groundlings Theatre
08/07/22 Birmingham Midland Arts Centre
11/07/22 Cardiff Richard Burton Theatre
12/07/22 Swansea Dylan Thomas Theatre


13/07/22 Telford Auditorium
14/07/22 Tewkesbury Roses Theatre
16/07/22 Dundee Gardyne Theatre

Chris McGlade “Forgiveness”

19/07/22 Barrow The Forum

Chris McGlade: “Forgiveness”

20/07/22 Norwich Norwich Theatre
21/07/22 Sheffield The Montgomerry
22/07/22 Glasgow Websters Theatre

Chris McGlade: Forgiveness

23/07/22 Belfast The Mac Live – Downstairs Theatre
27/07/22 Bristol 1535 Performing Arts Centre
28/07/22 Bath Comedy Festival
30/07/22 Southampton The Stage Door
10/08/22 Edinburgh Frankenstein
17/08/22 Edinburgh Frankenstein
24/08/22 Edinburgh Frankenstein
18/09/22 Dublin Laughter Lounge