Comedy writer, journalist, radio presenter and recent I’m A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here contestant Danny Baker is coming to St Albans.


Fresh from a sell-out show at Harpenden Public Halls, Danny Baker returns to the county next month as a last-minute addition to the April line-up at The Alban Arena.

The BBC 5 Live Saturday Morning show host brings his Cradle To The Stage tour to St Albans on Saturday, April 8, at 7.30pm.

Baker released an autobiography Going to Sea in a Sieve in 2012, and a sitcom called Cradle to Grave based on Going To Sea In A Sieve hit TV screens in 2015, with Peter Kay and Lucy Speed playing Danny’s parents.

As listeners to his weekly Radio 5 show will already know, he is a hugely entertaining raconteur.

Baker said: “The stage has always been my first love. Let me put that another way. I have never done anything like this before in my life.

“However, to travel from town to town addressing a fabulous gathering of like-minded chums each night seems to me exactly what Shakespeare would have done, had not the hefty rent at The Globe kept him in London.

“As a consequence, William Shakespeare toured about as frequently as Kate Bush. Well not me.

“I own very few theatres anymore and so I am now totally free to charge about here and there wowing the folks with my anecdotal back catalogue, games involving sausages and impressive six octave range.”

He added: “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?’”

• Tickets cost £20, with concessions £2 off.

For tickets and information, ring The Alban Arena box office on 01727 844488 or go to The Alban Arena website at