Dr John Cooper Clarke: I Wanna Be Yours

Wednesday 27 October 2021
  • Start time: 8:00 pm
  • Running time: 2hrs
  • Recommended age: 15+

Tickets from: £21.75*

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Poet; Rock Star; TV & Radio Presenter; Comedian; Cultural commentator - Dr. John Cooper Clarke is returning to the Victoria Theatre Halifax for another electrifying evening of poetry and the spoken word. 

John Cooper Clarke shot to prominence in the 1970s as the original 'people's poet'. His unique poetry and rapid-fire delivery were recorded and put to music by legendary producer Martin Hannett. Spawning great tracks such as Evidently Chicken Town, Beasley Street and The unique and massively popular I Wanna Be Yours - covered by the Arctic Monkeys on their classic album AM. The accompanying book 10 Years In An Open Necked Shirt was the best selling UK poetry book of the 80s. Since then his career has spanned cultures, audiences, art forms, and continents. His recent book The Luckiest Guy Alive published in 2018, saw him consolidating his position as the UK's most popular poet. His much-anticipated autobiography I Wanna Be Yours is scheduled for October 2020 Release. . His unique show featuring all the greatest hits plus a lot more has been running in theatres worldwide for over 15 years.

 

Dr John Cooper Clarke I Wanna Be Yours

IMPORTANT INFORMATION 

John Cooper Clarke has been re-scheduled to Wednesday 27 October 2021 (from 10 July 2021, 27 January 2021 and Wednesday 22 April 2020)

We're pleased to confirm that your existing tickets will be valid at the rescheduled date. If you have chosen to collect your tickets from the Box Office at the time of booking, your tickets will still be available for collection up to the date of the rescheduled show. Please note, the deadline for returning tickets for this show for a refund due to the date change was 31 August 2021. For more information click here 


Victoria Theatre COVID Vaccination and Negative Test Policy 

The Council and Theatre staff are excited to head into a busy autumn season at the Victoria Theatre and finally host full scale events after being closed for over 18 months. We know that many of our customers are eager to return to live entertainment and would like life to go back to ‘normal’. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic means that there is a need to continue to protect ourselves, our audiences, and our community, and make some difficult decisions that will help us to prevent the spread of COVID.

For a safe, considerate, and enjoyable experience for everyone the Council has decided to implement the following from the first full size, main house event on Thursday 26 August 21.

We are asking all ticket holders to provide ONE of the following:

Proof of double vaccination via the NHS App using the COVID Passport OR

Proof of a negative lateral flow test, logged within 24 hours of the event OR

Proof of a negative PCR test, logged within 24 hours of the event

You can provide these via the NHS App, which can be used to log all lateral flow and PCR test results. It also records vaccinations and can be used as proof of vaccination. You can also request a paper copy of your Covid Passport using the NHS App.

Please note: The NHS App is different from the NHS Test and Trace App.

We appreciate that not everyone is able to use apps and will therefore also accept the following as proof:

Text / email confirmations of negative test results logged with the NHS OR

A timestamped photograph of you with your negative lateral flow test OR

A COVID vaccination card showing double vaccination and matching photo identification

To further protect ourselves and each other, we are continuing with the programme of enhanced cleaning and continuing to encourage visitors and staff to wear masks while moving around the venue.

As we are all aware, theatres and live entertainment venues have been hit particularly hard by the pandemic, we were some of the last places to open and are likely to be the first places to close should the need arise for a return of restrictions.

We really want to make sure that we can remain open, to bring back the joy of live entertainment and shared experiences to all, so that we can all feel as ‘normal’ as possible under the circumstances.

We greatly appreciate your support, kindness, and cooperation during this time as we continue to protect ourselves and each other.

If you have any queries about your booking, please email box.office@calderdale.gov.uk and we will respond to your enquiry as soon as possible. We are currently operating on reduced hours in the box office so recommend that you email instead of calling or attending the box office.

Please refer to our FAQs for more information.

The door times for all events are an hour before the show is due to start and we will be checking everyone as they come in. Please arrive as early as possible, as there may be queues. 

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* Ticket prices include a Theatre Support Fee when booking via our Box Office and online. No other charges are applied.