A Romp With The Georgians

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A Romp With The Georgians

David Harper’s ‘Stand Up’ History Tour … it’s history, but not as you know it!

A Romp With The Georgians – David Harper’s History Tour:  David Harper is a well known BBC TV antiques presenter, presenting on shows like Bargain Hunt, Flog It and Antiques Road Trip for 20 years.

He’s also an artist, a public / after dinner speaker / auctioneer and a writer. His recently published book ‘A Romp With The Georgians’ is a humorous, light hearted look at life in Britain during the Georgian period 1714 – 1830.

The book is packed with funny, outrageous and dastardly historical stories our history teachers didn’t tell us!… and it’s now been turned into 1.5 hour stand up comedy, family friendly history show (45 minutes x 2) Stories range from strange Georgian pets, binge drinking, Georgian cosmetic surgery, electrified beds, smugglers, money launderers, fashion disasters, dodgy politicians and how to sell your spouse in auction…amongst many other very unusual, but true tales!

Lots of audience participation in the form of questions. No two shows are the same, as it’s unscripted and reactive (depending on the questions).  Book sales, book signings and meet and greet.

  • THIS IS AN OUTSIDE EVENT  and will take place in the museum garden.  Please bring a raincoat for light drizzle as umbrellas will not be allowed due to obscuring the view for those around you.  If lots of rain is due we have a wet weather plan under cover. 
  • The Museum will be open from 12pm if you would like to look around before David’s main event (usual admission applies). 
  • You’re welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our gardens (no food or drink to be consumed inside the museum). 
  • We have one toilet at the museum.  Others are available on the Market Place.

Here’s some testimonials:

‘You do this so well, David…he’s brilliant!’ Gyles Brandreth

‘Harbinger of great tales…and boy, you’ll find them hilarious!’ Steve Coleman, Smooth Radio

‘Fabulous. Blew the roof off the theatre!’ Quilter Cheviot Investments

‘Funny, informative and interactive. A super performance…just like a RR Wraith!’ Rolls Royce Club UK

‘Always so entertaining, a crowd puller and very popular.’  McCarthy Stone – Retirement Living    

‘What a fantastic afternoon – we could have listened and watched David all day long. Future speakers from now on have a lot to live up too!’  Lesley Carter. U3A

‘David’s charm, humour, storytelling and interaction with the audience made for a wonderful and hugely successful and funny evening. Funny Way To Be Comedy.  One of the best after dinner talks and display of expertise we have ever experienced.’ Media Messages Ltd

‘Fantastic and very funny. David had the room buzzing!’ Tessa Sanderson CBE

Suitable for children aged 12 years onwards
TICKETS:   £15 each .  Please book and pay by following this link to Art Tickets: https://tinyurl.com/4c29389r


Cowper & Newton Museum
Orchard Side, Market Place, Olney, Buckinghamshire, MK46 4AJ


Jul 24, 2022


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm



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