by Ben Foster
Comic genius Eddie Izzard has been announced to perform at the Eden Sessions way ahead next year, on Monday June 3, 2013.
Eddie will be performing at the Eden Sessions as part of his 2013 tour Force Majeure.
Born in the Yemen and brought up in Northern Ireland and Wales, Eddie attributes much of his comic style to Monty Python and Spike Milligan.
Along with his lavish on-stage costumes, Eddie is famed for his improvised, observational humour, which sees him pursue tangents of history, politics, cross-dressing and popular culture.
Since making his debut on the comedy circuit in the late 1980s, Eddie has notched up an impressive catalogue of work, including hit shows Glorious, Dress to Kill and Circle as well as a string of high-profile acting roles.
Eddie has appeared in films as diverse as Oceans 12, Valkyrie and Cars 2 along with roles in The Day of the Triffids, The Good Wife and as Long John Silver in the recent adaptation of Treasure Island.
Aside from touring and acting, Eddie completed the mammoth task of running 43 marathons in 50 days.
In 2009 he ran the 1,000 miles through Scotland, Ireland, England and Wales in aid of Sport Relief.
In 2011, Eddie performed and sold–out Madison Square Garden in New York. He spent a three-month residency at the Théâtre de Dix Heures in Paris performing STRIPPED: ‘Tout en Francais’ (in French) and then become the first stand-up to play a solo show at Los Angeles’ legendary Hollywood Bowl.
Force Majeure will be the most extensive comedy tour ever. It begins its mammoth journey around the globe during spring 2013. From Cardiff to Kathmandu, Moscow to Mumbai, Eddie will visit 25 countries throughout Europe, USA, Africa, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, India, Nepal and the Far East.
Martin Williams, Eden’s Marketing Director, said: “We are immensely excited to be able to announce Eddie Izzard as our first Session of 2013.
“We are building a strong tradition of comedy at the Eden Sessions, with the likes of Bill Bailey and this year’s headliner Tim Minchin, and Eddie is no exception. The beautiful landscape of Eden is a wonderful setting in which to experience Eddie’s fantastical flights of comedy.”
Along with Tim Minchin (June 23) the full line-up for the 2012 Eden Sessions includes electro star Example and grime artist Devlin (Saturday June 30), Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls headlining a day of folk music (Sunday July 1), dance maestros Chase & Status (July 4), UK soul and hip-hop star Plan B (Friday July 6), US pop-punks Blink-182 (Sunday July 8 – SOLD OUT) and indie stars Noah and the Whale and The Vaccines (Wednesday July 11).
The Eden Sessions enter their eleventh year in 2012, following an acclaimed series of gigs in 2011, featuring Brandon Flowers and Pendulum among others. Previous years have seen performances from acts including Oasis, Kasabian, Mumford & Sons, Florence and the Machine and Muse.
Tickets to the Eddie Izzard Session cost £35 plus a booking fee and go on general sale at 5pm on Friday May 4. To book, contact the Eden Box Office on 01726 811972 or visit Eden Sessions