Broadcasting legend Danny Baker has announced that his first ever stage tour will come to High Wycombe next month after 13 dates were added to the long list of shows.

‘Cradle to the Stage’ has received wide critical acclaim since it started on February 1 and now comprises a massive 49 dates, finishing at the end of April.

59-year-old Danny is a broadcaster and writer who has worked throughout print, television and radio for over 30 years.

His recent bestselling autobiographies were adapted into the hit BBC series Cradle to Grave and he is currently working on the third instalment.

He can be heard Saturdays mornings with his multi-award winning BBC Radio 5 Live show which includes his usual mixture of music, sport, guests and, of course, Danny’s signature encyclopaedic wit.

He will bring his tour to the Wycombe Swan on Sunday, April 23.

Speaking about his live stage debut, Danny said: “The stage has always been my first love. Let me put that another way. I have never done anything like this before in my life.

“However, to travel from town to town addressing a fabulous gathering of like-minded chums each night seems to me exactly what Shakespeare would have done, had not the hefty rent at The Globe kept him in London.

“As a consequence, William Shakespeare toured about as frequently as Kate Bush. Well not me.

“I own very few theatres anymore and so I am now totally free to charge about here and there wowing the folks with my anecdotal back catalogue, games involving sausages and impressive six octave range.”

He added: “No two nights of this extravaganza will be the same. This is less of a boast than admission that a) I am hopeless at learning scripts and b) I still have no idea what I am going to include. Perhaps you can help?

“If you’ve read my books, watched the series based on them or, indeed, ever caught anything I have presented on television/radio then maybe you might contribute to the feast of reason and flow of the soul that I guarantee these evenings will contain.

“Questions like, “Did your friend really eat saveloys from a pith helmet” or “What was meeting John Lennon/Michael Jackson/David Bowie/Kenneth Williams like?” or, I suspect, most popular of all “How comes you’ve made so many rotten TV programs, Dan?”

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