A show that ages well

Following the success of his latest albums, Terence Blacker blends his original songs with quotes and anecdotes in an irreverent investigation and celebration of the tricky, funny, weird and wonderful business of growing old. Having delighted audiences in the Summer and Autumn of 2023, Terence continues to tour this insightful one-man show The Shock of the Old

Playing for Time – Top 100 Albums of 2020, The Sunday Times

Meanwhile…  Album of the Week 30/11/2022, Clive Davis, The Times

“An articulate singer-songwriter very much in the mould of Jake Thackray, George Brassens or Tom Lehrer, with a remarkable talent for deconstructing everyday situations and frustrations and placing them firmly in perspective.” John Barlass, At The Barrier

“Terence Blacker delivers barbs and observational gems. Part Billy Bragg, part upbeat Thackray, part Noel Coward.” Marc Higgins, FATEA

“The erstwhile columnist and author writes personal, observational songs that look back, look forward, look around, look deeply and look lively . . . A troubadour.”  David Pearson, The Spirit of Progressive Rock

Tues 4 April STAFFORD Gatehouse Theatre

Friday 28 April EPSOM The Horton Arts Centre

Friday 12 May YARM Friarage Theatre

Sat 13 May HULL Wrecking Ball Arts Centre

Sat 3 June BORDON The Phoenix Theatre

Mon 5 June COWES Medina Bookshop


“Musically wonderful. Just a fantastic evening.”