Radio legend Danny Baker coming to Crawley

Broadcasting legend Danny Baker is coming to Crawley as part of his first ever tour in his illustrious and varied career.

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 10:50 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 4:49 pm
Danny Baker
Danny Baker

The show ‘Cradle To The Stage’ will be performed at The Hawth on Thursday 27 April and tickets are on sale now.

The recent hit BBC TV comedy series Cradle to the Grave, starring Peter Kay, was based on his early life, which in turn was based on his autobiography Going to Sea in a Sieve.

Danny is very much looking forward to appearing, “This is the sort of radio I’ve always wanted to do” he says, “ie, radio without radio. Just me and you”.

He continued: “No two nights of this extravaganza will be the same. This is less of a boast than admission that a) I am hopeless at learning scripts and b) I still have no idea what I am going to include. Perhaps you can help?

“If you’ve read my books, watched the series based on them or, indeed, ever caught anything I have presented on television/radio then maybe you might contribute to the feast of reason and flow of the soul that I guarantee these evenings will contain. Questions like, ‘Did your friend really eat saveloys from a pith helmet’ or ‘What was meeting John Lennon/Michael Jackson/David Bowie/Kenneth Williams like?’ or, I suspect, most popular of all ‘How comes you’ve made so many rotten TV programs, Dan?’.”

Danny Baker is a broadcaster and writer who has worked throughout print, television and radio for over 30 years. His recent bestselling autobiographies were adapted into the hit BBC series Cradle to Grave and he is currently working on the third instalment.

Danny can also be heard Saturdays mornings with his multi award-winning BBC Radio 5 Live show which includes his usual mixture of music, sport, guests and, of course, Danny’s signature encyclopaedic wit.

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Tickets priced £22 (discounts £20) are available from The Hawth Box Office on 01293 553636 or by visiting