Suggs and his realm of Madness

After his first sell out tour My Life Story, Suggs is treading the boards again. Suggs has had an amazing music career spanning more than 30 years. He became a household name in the late 70s as the lead singer of Madness. The band enjoyed Top 10 hits such as Baggy Trousers, It Must be Love, House of Fun and Our House. His varied career has also seen him appearing in film and TV such as The Young Ones and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. Taking to the stage in his own critically acclaimed one-man show, My Life Story in Words & Music, was about how on Earth he got where he was. Suggs: What a King Cnut is about the surprises that awaited him when he did. Vertigo on the roof of Buckingham Palace.  Nearly blowing the closing ceremony of the Olympics.  Watching his underpants fall to earth on Bowie’s driveway. Things have gone a smidge surreal since the Madness frontman was a twelve year old in shorts on the tough streets of North London. Constantly expecting that inevitable tap on the shoulder to hear ‘what are you doing here, Sunshine?’ how has he got this far? In this business you can be washed up at any minute.  How has he managed to get away with it for so long? Fame is a tightrope and Suggs has fallen off many times. But for all the near death experiences he takes great solace in the words of the Greek philosopher, Blondie: ‘the tide is high, but I’m holding on…’ Suggs What A King Cnut is at Buxton Opera House on Wednesday 14 February at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £32. Discounts are not available. To buy tickets contact Buxton Opera House Box Office, Tel: 01298 72190 or visit:

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