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Aberystwyth Arts Centre: 10 February / Chwefror UK’s ‘funniest climber’ tours new Psychovertical theatre show     

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UK’s ‘funniest climber’ tours new Psychovertical theatre show
Award-winning, best-selling author and mountain-climbing comedian Andy Kirkpatrick returns to UK stages with his sixth ‘audience with…’ style lecture show, Psychovertical: A Higher Education, touring to theatres across the UK, presented by adventure-based speakers specialists, Speakers from the Edge in association with Montane.

“The Ranulph Fiennes of British Climbing”

A unique story teller and comedian, Andy climbs in some of the most inhospitable places on earth, from Greenland to Alaska, Patagonia to Antarctica. A natural performer as the UK’s only ‘stand-up mountaineer’, Andy is one of Britain’s most prolific - and funniest - climbers, with a desire for climbing in extreme conditions.

“Gut-wrenching, entertaining and challenging – appeals to the adventurer in all of us”

In Psychovertical: A Higher Education, Andy revisits the concept of his first theatre tour, Psychovertical (2007), looking back with over a decade’s more experience and the benefit of hindsight. This new show also coincides with the recent release of the Psycho Vertical BANFF award-winning film and the forthcoming book, A Higher Education. As with all of Andy’s shows, Psychovertical: A Higher Education is a mash up of thoughts and experiences, good times and bad, laughter and maybe tears, but certainly out of this world.

Andy courted controversy in 2012 by taking his 13-year-old daughter to become the youngest girl to summit Yosemite’s vertical 3000ft El Capitan, filmed for Children’s BBC’s My Life series.

“…a strange penchant for the long, the cold and the difficult…”

Andy’s new theatre show, set to tour 27 venues across the UK, blends narrative with audio-visuals to give audiences a taste of the realities of venturing on major expeditions.

Andy is a hugely popular and accomplished story-teller, as comfortable on stage as he is lashed to an ice-clad mountain in a 100mph storm. A Montane-sponsored athlete, Andy has previously funded his bizarrely dangerous expeditions by working as a Film & TV Stunt Safety Adviser, most notably with Johnny Depp in Tim Burton’s remake of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and for the BBC’s Dalziel & Pascoe. Andy has also enjoyed the success of his books, most notably Psychovertical and Cold Wars, both of which won the Boardman Tasker Prize.

Psychovertical: A Higher Education is touring UK theatres in winter/spring 2018 and will be showing at Aberystwyth Arts Centre on Saturday 10 February - to book tickets, contact the Box Office on 01970 623232 /
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