Actor Rob Brydon is set to swap the screen for the stage as he prepares to take his new show out on the road in 2021 - including a stop in Aylesbury.

The star is best known for playing Bryn West in feel-good TV favourite Gavin and Stacey and comedy panel show Would I Lie to You - but next year, with improvements to the coronavirus situation, Rob will be heading out on the road with his new live show.

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Rob Brydon - Songs and Stories will feature a sensational live band as he tells his personal musical journey from South Wales to Hollywood and back.

With a hugely entertaining and sometimes brilliantly unexpected selection of songs from Tom Jones to Tom Waits and his famed impressions of the likes of Mick Jagger, Michael Caine and Steve Coogan, Rob will regale audiences with hilarious tales from his distant and recent past.

The show was initially set for January 24, but with so much uncertainty around the ongoing pandemic, it has been moved to a date at some point later in 2021 that has yet to be announced.

The new dates follow the huge success of Brydon’s 2020 tour and mark the first time Brydon has created a show that includes songs and music as well as his acclaimed wit and comedy.

Brydon said: “I’m so excited to get back on stage with this show. Touring with this incredible band of musicians is such a delight. I’m looking forward to getting around the country next year and bring some much needed music and laughter.”

Brydon’s varied career began with the TV comedy shows Marion and Geoff and Human Remains in 2000, for which he won British Comedy Awards. Since then his comedy credits have included A Small Summer Party, The Keith Barret Show, Directors Commentary, Supernova, Cruise Of The Gods, Black Books, I’m Alan Partridge, Little Britain, Live At The Apollo, Rob Brydon’s Annually Retentive, QI, The Big Fat Quiz Of The Year, Have I Got News For You, Gavin and Stacey, Rob Brydon’s Identity Crisis, Would I Lie To You and The Trip with Steve Coogan.

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He has also appeared in the dramas Oliver Twist, Heroes and Villains: Napoleon, The Way We Live Now, Murder In Mind, Kenneth Tynan: In Praise of Hardcore, Marple and the films 24 Hour Party People, MirrorMask, A Cock and Bull Story and the film Swimming with Men.

In 2009 alongside Ruth Jones, Robin Gibb and Sir Tom Jones, Rob reached number one in the UK charts with the single Islands in The Stream, in aid of Comic Relief.