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John Hegley: Biscuit of Destiny

John Hegley, the star of radio, T.V. and school assemblies, is ready once more to take to road and rail with a clutch of new verses, a few older favourites, and a cardboard camel with a moving jaw.

The biscuits in the show derive from a phrase used by Romantic Poet, John Keats: 'a scarcity of biscuit' - not the sort of phrase nor spelling you expect from a romantic poet. The show delves into the more eccentric side of Keats, alongside everyday goings-on in the Hegley homes of now and yesteryear. It includes 7 drawings of elephants, myths, discos, daleks, optional community singing and the search for a sense of self-worth. Designed more for adults, but suitable for the odd nine-year-old.

The show won a 'Lustrum Award' at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2022, even though there were no biscuits.

Running time: 90 mins including interval
Age guidance: Designed for adults, but suitable for 9+

‘Scandalously talented’

Sunday Times

‘Bleeding marvellous’


‘Just because he is one of the funniest men alive, do not underestimate his dedicated genius’

Adrian Mitchell, New Statesman