Event Description

Nigel Osner nearly died when a routine operation went seriously wrong, leading to open heart surgery and a damaged lung. After four days in an induced coma he had to learn to walk again. He needed further heart surgery before really improving. No mystery why this show is called ‘Still ticking!

Nigel returns to the Acorn to examine 25 years of writing and performing. He illustrates his story with his original lyrics and monologues by characters including a jaded rock star, a man who hates being labelled, a woman who has given up men, a fangless vampire, an owl — even Death! Lots of fresh material plus some items from ‘Too young to stay in, too old to go out!’ performed at the Acorn in 2023.

Nigel has performed this show at the Ludlow Fringe, the Camden Fringe and the Brighton Fringe.

‘… tells a good yarn and gives excellent characterisations … there’s a rock star sensuality to much of Osner’s accomplished cabaret turns — Furthermore, Osner has beautiful tones to his voice, and sings powerfully —- undoubtedly a very talented performer’ ★★★★ REVIEW: NIGEL OSNER: STILL TICKING! /Camden Fringe (londonpubtheatres.com)

—– the snake-hipped love child of Noel Coward and Eileen Atkins, an ageing provocateur with sweetness and sleaze. His vocals are powerful and his acting skills excellent —  Osner is a performer who quickly connects with an audience — ‘Still Ticking!’ soon finds its way into your heart’    ★★★★   Nigel Osner: Still Ticking! – Etcetera Theatre – North West End UK


Still ticking!

Thursday 19th September 2024
7:30 pm

£15 Advance; £17 Door