Join us for a side-splitting evening with John Dowie, celebrating the launch of his new book, “The Freewheeling John Dowie”, with a live interview between John and award-winning columnist, playwright, and actor Sadie Hasler, who has written and performed extensively in television, radio, and on the international comedy circuit.
Presented in partnership with PINTS, the popular monthly comedy night held by comedian pals Pope Lonergan, Michael Wheeler and Ewan Barr.
JOHN DOWIE :
Comedian, poet, playwright, musician, actor, director, author. These are just a few of the words that John Dowie is able to spell. He began performing comedy in 1972. Through the latter part of the 70s he worked with musicians, recording for Virgin Records and for the Tony Wilson/Factory label, returning to solo comedy in the 1980s before stopping in 1995. After that, he worked as a director and wrote for radio and TV as well as the theatre, most notably JESUS MY BOY, which was performed in the West End by Tom Conti and has since been translated and performed around the world. He also wrote a play for children, DOGMAN, which was issued on CD by Laughing Stock records and as a book by BBC Worldwide. In 2005 he decided to retire from theatrical work of any kind and went off with a bike and a tent, touring around Europe. And now he’s back – with a book, “The Freewheeling John Dowie”.
SADIE HASLER :
Sadie Hasler is a multi award-winning columnist, playwright, and actor. Her plays Pramkicker and Fran & Leni are published by Bloomsbury Methuen Drama. She is represented for plays, television & film by Conrad Williams at Blake Friedmann Literary Agency. She is currently editing her first book, Beautiful Things, which is represented by Zoe King at literary agency The Blair Partnership.