Pop star, TV presenter, writer and actor: Suggs is all of these things and he will be talking about his life in the spotlight when he brings his tour to Nottingham’s Theatre Royal on May 8.
In Suggs: My Life Story, the Madness frontman - real name Graham McPherson - looks back on almost 35 years in the public eye, using words and music to tell his story.
The idea for the show came about a couple of years ago.
As Suggs explained at the time: “I’ve just turned 50, the kids have left home, and my cat just died.”
What next? Well in Suggs: My Life Story, he takes to the stage in a hilarious, yet moving, one man tour de force, which has been playing to rave reviews.
The death of Suggs’ beloved cat on his 50 birthday in January 2011 triggers a personal quest to discover what happened to the father he never knew.
Stunned by what he learns Suggs is taken back to his childhood on the tough streets of 1970s Soho and his first appearance on Top Of The Pops at the tender age of just 18 to perform Madness’ debut single The Prince in those heady, ska-crazy days of 1979.
Is it a play? Is it stand up comedy? Is it Music Hall? Whatever it is hold on to your seats as Suggs goes on to stumble and plummet through the trap door of failure.
Then watch as he trampolines back up to catch the passing trapeze of show business success!
Tickets to see Suggs: My Life Story, at Nottingham’s Theatre Royal, are available by calling the box office at the Royal Centre on 0115 9895555.