Dave Gorman Gets Straight To The Point* (*The Powerpoint)
... is the title of my most recent trour show.
When I did the Sit Down, Pedal, Pedal, Stop and Stand Up tour I was returning to live work after a long break and didn't really know where i wanted to go with things. As it was, the second half of the second half of that show is where I first fused the use of powerpoint I developed in the storytelling shows like Googlewhack with a different kind of stand-up sensibility. Everything that's followed since - the Screen Guild shows, the Powerpoint Presentation tour and Modern Life Is Goodish has gone further down that road and I feel like I've found the best way of making the thoughts in my head live for an audience. It just fits. I wish I'd discovered it sooner.
The poster only shows you the initial run of dates... if you're curious to see everywhere the show went,
well, here it is in handy, map form:
This tour started with 51 shows in the autumn of 2014... we then took a hiatus to make series 3 of Modern Life Is Goodish before resuming the tour in the autumn of 2015 with what was supposed to be another 39 shows... however, the arrival of the Gorbaby at the start of October meant that a handful of dates - well, nearly 3 handfuls - were moved to January 2016.
So far, the show has sold out in Winchester, Hereford, Shrewsbury, Norwich(x3), Dublin, Brighton, Margate, Yeovil (x2), Aldershot, Harrogate, Ipswich, Coventry (x2), Nottingham (x2), Southend, Wimborne (x2), Wrexham, Cardiff (x2), St Albans (x2), Tunbridge Wells, High Wycombe, Stafford (x2), Preston, Aberdeen, Bedford, Durham (x2), Newcastle (x2), Swindon (x2), Leicester, London (x5), Cheltenham (x2), Guildford (x2), Reading (x2), Salford (x3), Birmingham (x2), Isle of Wight, Bristol, Belfast, Dartford, Dorking, Cambridge, Sheffield, Liverpool, Wolverhampton, Jersey, Poole, Salisbury, Watford, Motherwell, Lancaster, Crawley, Chelmsford, Northampton, Middlesbrough, Dunfermline, Basingstoke and Camarthen.
In January 2016, we rounded off the tour with 13 more shows in Norwich (x3), London, Hereford, Truro, Exeter, Shrewsbury, Broxbourne, Aldershot, Chatham, Croydon, Hayes, Fareham and then...in March there was a final bow for the show at the Royal Festival Hall.