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Royal Spa Centre preview: Manhood

Tom Rosenthal’s “Manhood” tour, Royal Spa Centre, Leamington, Oct 6.

Tom, star of Friday Night Dinner, Plebs and Drunk History, presents this new show following his return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in August. Male circumcision is his theme, more specifically his own. Like one in three men on the planet, Tom has been circumcised. Unlike the rest of them, he's written a comedy show about it. Tom has spent his whole life obsessed by the theft of his foreskin. This is the story of a journey into manhood, but without one. Tom said: “After a decade of being a coward and performing exclusively (a) to sycophantic festival crowds or (b) within a mile of my flat, I am terrified to embark on my first proper tour. I have been doing stand-up intermittently for the past 10 years and now think it’s time to travel around the country charging people a full ticket price to watch. Feel free to buy one to see if I’m right. "I cannot express how much this show is about being circumcised, please do not come under any other illusion. Basically I’m travelling near your town to talk about my dick and invite you to come and see whether I’ve made a terrible mistake in doing so.” As an actor, Tom made his bow as Jonny Goodman in the award-winning Channel 4 sitcom Friday Night Dinner, and in 2013 landed the lead role in much-loved ITV2 comedy Plebs, a new series of which will air later this year.

He is to play Private Frank Pike in the UK Gold's Dad’s Army: The Lost Episodes, and appeared in Horrible Histories (CBBC). He has also featured in Broadchurch (ITV), Breathless (ITV) and as the voice of Brandon Berrenger in Thunderbirds Are Go. To book tickets call 01926 334418 or visit www.royalspacentreandtownhall.co.uk