THE comedian Jon Richardson is set to perform at Hexham's Queen's Hall in May.

He will take to the stage on Sunday, May 22 at 8pm. There's only a handful of tickets left for the show.

Jon will perform at Hexham before embarking on his nationwide tour, Jon Richardson: Work in Progress. 

Known for his television appearances on 8 out of 10 Cats and 8 out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, he has featured alongside comedians including Jimmy Carr, James Acaster, and the late Sean Lock. 

He is not the only big name coming to town over the next few months.

On Saturday, June 4, the Kakatsitsi Master Drummers will perform. Since 1996, the band has toured the UK 16 times. They combine traditional drumming grooves and traditional chants in their music. 

On Friday, June 3, The Quo Experience will deliver hits from throughout the five decades of Status Quo's musical anthology, including Rockin' All Over the World and Whatever You Want.

The performance will be a full experience, with the legendary Status Quo wall of white Marshalls and replica guitars.

Matt Letley, Status Quo drummer from 2000 to 2013, said: "An excellent show, really capturing the essence of the Quo I played with for 13 odd years – the attention to detail was awesome."

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Alistair McGowan will perform at the Queen's Hall on Tuesday, June 7.

The show will combine his talents as master impressionist and comedian, with his new-found passion for piano.

The Observer said: "He plays the piano splendidly," while The Sunday Times said: "Alistair McGowan's impressions are faultless."

Comedian Ed Byrne will perform on Wednesday, June 8. PM Live Ltd. presents his tour 'If I'm Honest'.

"The hour is self-deprecating, never self-indulgent, and his packed audience are well entertained," said the Sunday Express.

A television household name, Ed has appeared on Live at the Apollo, Mock the Week, Top Gear and QI.

Miles Jupp will perform at Hexham Abbey on Thursday, June 16. He will speak about the production of his new novel and the writing process.

Tickets for performances can be purchased online at the Queen's Hall website at