about this event
David Harper’s ‘Stand Up’ History Tour…it’s history, but not as you know it!
A Romp With The Georgians
David Harper is a well known BBC TV antiques presenter. He’s been presenting on shows like Bargain Hunt, Flog It and Antiques Road Trip for 20 years. He’s also an artist, a public / after dinner speaker / auctioneer and a writer. His recently published book ‘A Romp With The Georgians’ is a humorous, light hearted look at life in Britain during the Georgian period 1714 - 1830.
The book is packed with funny, outrageous and dastardly historical stories our history teaches didn’t tell us!… and it’s now been turned into 1.5 hour stand up comedy, family friendly history show (45 minutes x 2) Stories range from strange Georgian pets, binge drinking, Georgian cosmetic surgery, electrified beds, smugglers, money launderers, fashion disasters, dodgy politicians and how to sell your spouse in auction…amongst many other very unusual, but true tales!
Lots of audience participation in the form of questions. No two shows are the same, as it’s unscripted and reactive (depending on the questions)
Book sales, book signings and meet and greet on the evening.
You do this so well, David...he’s brilliant!
‘Harbinger of great tales…and boy, you’ll find them hilarious!’
Steve Coleman, Smooth Radio
Fabulous. Blew the roof off the theatre!
Quilter Cheviot Investments
Funny, informative and interactive. A super performance...just like a RR Wraith!
Rolls Royce Club UK
Always so entertaining, a crowd puller and very popular.
McCarthy Stone - Retirement Living
What a fantastic afternoon - we could have listened and watched David all day long. Future speakers from now on have a lot to live up too!
Lesley Carter. U3A
David's charm, humour, storytelling and interaction with the audience made for a wonderful and hugely successful and funny evening. Funny Way To Be Comedy
One of the best after dinner talks and display of expertise we have ever experienced.
Media Messages Ltd
Fantastic and very funny. David had the room buzzing!
Tessa Sanderson CBE
CONDITIONS OF SALE - Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable - To ensure performances start on time, latecomers will not be admitted until a suitable break in the programme