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Phill Jupitus to shop for bargains in Market Drayton ahead of show

By Andy Richardson | North Shropshire entertainment | Published:

Visitors to Market Drayton tomorrow might find themselves in for a surprise – for comedy giant Phill Jupitus will be rooting around local tat shops.

Phill Jupitus

The comic will be in town ahead of his headline show at the town’s Festival Drayton Centre.

He’s looking forward to the show and hopes to spend the day rummaging around locally.

He said: “I’ve changed the tour pattern in that I now eat before the shows. I used to have lunch on the day of a show because for years I told myself that I liked the energy of being hungry: turns out, no I don’t, because you’re actually irritable.

“So before a show now, I have a proper knife and fork dinner, and it makes me feel like a new guy on stage.

“The other thing I try to do, depending on the actual geography, is travel to the next town after a gig, so I’ll wake up where I’m playing that night. Again, it’s a very different energy to what you’re doing because you’re in situ which also gives you stuff to talk about in the first ten minutes of the show.

“And wherever I am, I look for art galleries and museums, I’ve got a thing about record shops, bookshops, and second-hand tat shops where I might be able to find old badges. Everywhere I go, I try to find those five things.”

The Festival Drayton Centre showstarts at 8pm.

Andy Richardson

By Andy Richardson
Feature Writer - @andyrichardson1

Feature writer and food critic Andy Richardson interviews celebrities, writes columns and hangs out with chefs for stories that appear across all group titles.

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