Nick Cassenbaum’s My Kind of Michael on tour

Following his international hit Bubble Schmeisis Nick Cassenbaum is back on tour with My Kind of Michael, a heartfelt, passionate and playful tribute to his childhood hero, Michael Barrymore.

Nick has loved Barrymore ever since his Nanna Sylvie bought him ‘Barrymore’s Best Bites’ on VHS when he was seven. Now Nick invites you to share his love, to examine the turbulent relationship between showman and spectator.

Moving between narrative and a Barrymore style game show, Nick and the audience play TV favourites like ‘Strike It Lucky’ and take part in ‘This is Your Life’. An ever-affable raconteur par excellence, Nick uses his delightfully amiable, charming and warm stage presence, alongside Barrymore’s iconic shticks, to weave his own personal stories with tales of Barrymore’s rise to fame and ultimate downfall.

Nick said ‘Michael Barrymore has always been my hero. I believe he really is one of the best entertainers this country has produced and he has been a big influence on my career and style. I think he is the perfect example of an entertainer who truly loved the audience that loved him. Yet that audience was incited to turn their backs on him by the media. I can see parallels in his life and mine and I wanted to explore that, but basically…I want people to love him again and celebrate some lovely 80s and 90s nostalgia with me!’

‘His ceaselessly buoyant delivery keeps things consistently funny’ ★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“I loved it!” Claire Sweeney

Nick Cassenbaum is a storyteller, street performer and theatre maker. His theatre work has always focused on the way we interact with places and spaces and what that can tell us about ourselves. ‘I try to make stories as accessible as possible. I am interested in breaking the convention of theatre where the audience sit quietly, I get them up on stage and hopefully make them feel so comfortable that if they want to talk to me during the show…. they can.’

See the trailer here

16 May: Arts Depot, London
21,22 May: Battersea Arts Centre, London
28 May: Harrogate Studio Theatre
4 June: New Wolsey Studio, Ipswich (Pulse Festival)
5 June: Colchester Arts Centre
13 June: The Woodville, Gravesend
26 June: Rugby Festival on the Close
28 June: Pound Arts Centre, Corsham
18 September: Norwich Arts Centre
26 September: Bedales Theatre, Petersfield
3 October, The Old Courts, Wigan