Like A Midlife Cowboy

Tony Hawks' new comedy musical coming soon - plus a new book out!

14 June, 2019

Back in the days when he was the "Fifth Dwarfer", warming up the audience on a regular basis and taking no fewer than five different roles in the show, Tony Hawks was a busy man. And, it seems, he's no less busy these days - as we've got news of a brand new live musical, and a brand new book!

Like A Midlife Cowboy

Well, the musical isn't exactly "brand new" in one sense, although in another way it is. Midlife Cowboy dates all the way back to an Edinburgh Festival show in 1994, and you may recall that back in 2016 there was a special, one-night-only charity performance. But for the first time ever, it's getting a proper theatrical run - at London's Pleasance Theatre, from 13th September to 6th October 2019.

Midlife Cowboy is "a tale of heartache, love, friendship, communication and country music and follows the fortunes of the members of the Swindon Country and Western Club as they seek to end many years of hurt by finally winning first prize at the prestigious local Railway Museum Gala Evening!"

"The stakes are high but this is not just about country music. A marriage is in crisis, friendships are at risk, there is more than a sniff of infidelity in the air, and lives are changed when two new members to the club arrive and turn everything upside down."

The show stars Tony himself in the lead role of Stuart, alongside Debra Stephenson as Jane, Duncan Wisbey as Graham, Georgina Field as Penny, and James Thackeray as Dan. The show has attracted rave notices in all its versions, so don't miss out on this extended chance to see it! Find out more and book tickets at the Pleasance website.

And that's not all the "Fridge Man" fix you can get this month, either. Long-time fans of Tony may recall that he's spent a long time being cursed with a very similar name to a famous, videogame-endorsing skateboarder. Well, he's now turned that confusion into a tongue-in-cheek book: The A-Z of Skateboarding, which is out now, published by crowdfunders (and friends of Robert Llewellyn), Unbound.

What's more, all profits on the book are being donated to Tony's charity, The Tony Hawks Centre, which offers free health care to chronically ill children in Moldova. So you can enjoy a funny take on skateboarding, and do a bit of good in the process. What more could you want?

Find out more about all Tony's projects over at his website!

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