Sue Perkins Live!

In Spectacles

Sunday 18th September, 2016

Birmingham Town Hall


Doors open: 7PM
Event start time: 7:30PM
Interval: Time TBC
Approx finish time: 10PM

A rare chance to enjoy an evening with Sue Perkins packed full of sparkling wit, great stories, a user’s guide to Mary Berry and the very best bits from her hilarious best-selling memoir Spectacles.

Sue is best known for being one quarter of double act Mel and Sue. In 2008 she won the BBC show Maestro culminating in her conducting at The Last Night of the Proms. She has collaborated with food-critic Giles Coren on the Supersizers series, created the acclaimed travel documentary The Mekong River with Sue Perkins and is a regular contributor to Have I Got News For You, Just a Minute, Qi and The News Quiz.

Oh, and apparently she does some cake show on BBC1.

Read more about the tour by clicking here.

Each ticket will include a copy of Sue’s new book Spectacles (RRP £7.99) to be collected on the night. Sue will be signing copies after the show.

Spectacles is as charming and funny as Perkins herself. Like going for a long, slightly drunken lunch with your naughtiest friend.

RED magazine

Warm, crisp and beautifully layered – like its author, Spectacles is a complete delight.

Independent on Sunday

Sue Perkins’ Cartoon Classics

Friday 9 November 2012 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121 345 0603

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Michael Seal conductor
Sue Perkins presenter and conductor *

Rossini: The Barber of Seville – Overture (Bugs Bunny)

Stravinsky: The Firebird Suite – Infernal Dance (Fantasia 2000)

Elgar: Pomp and Circumstance March No. 4 (Fantasia 2000) *

Elfman (arr. Malloy): The Simpsons theme *

Grieg: Peer Gynt – Morning ;  In the Hall of the Mountain King (Warner Bros)

Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2 (Bugs Bunny / Who Framed Roger Rabbit?)

Strauss: Die Fledermaus – Overture (Fantasia 2000)

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite – Waltz of the Flowers (Fantasia)

Mancini: The Pink Panther Theme *

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Fantasia) *

Giacchino: The Incredibles – Full Mayhem

Wagner: The Ride of the Valkyries (What’s Opera, Doc?)

Rossini: William Tell – Overture *

What’s up, doc? You might not realise it – but if you’re a fan of The Simpsons, Bugs Bunny or Tom and Jerry, you’ve probably heard enough classical music to fill a concert! And this is that concert – from Rossini’s barnstorming William Tell to the magical music of Disney’s Fantasia by Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Elgar and Dukas. But that’s not all, folks! Join us as we pack a whole evening full of looney tunes, silly symphonies and merry melodies, presented by comedian, TV personality and all-round entertainer Sue Perkins – she might just get to take a turn on the podium, alongside Birmingham’s own Michael Seal.

The CBSO’s Great Big Choral Christmas

Friday 23 December 2011 at 7.30pm

Symphony Hall, Birmingham +44 (0)121-780 3333

City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra

Simon Halsey conductor
Sue Perkins presenter
CBSO Choruses

We’d like to welcome you to join us for Christmas festivities with the whole CBSO family – a joyful celebration of seasonal music with the Orchestra and over 250 singers of the CBSO Choruses. Expect festive music a-plenty, from well-known favourites to some unusual treats, plus a generous helping of your favourite carols for all to sing. TV personality, panel-show regular – and winner of the BBC’s conducting series Maestro – Sue Perkins adds a dash of her trademark humour to proceedings, with her favourite Christmas stories and readings.

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Review by Maggie Cotton, (same concert, different night) Birmingham Post:

…     “TV personality Sue Perkins presented the evening with wit and imaginative readings, adding greatly to the relaxed atmosphere. Her big moment came when, with baton in hand, she obviously enjoyed conducting the all-time favourite Sleigh Ride fronted by smiling instrumentalists dressed in every kind of festive head-gear, proving that the orchestra can also join in the fun!”     …