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My Kind Of Michael

By Nick Cassenbaum and Danny Braverman


Ever since he was a kid, Nick has loved Michael Barrymore. In this heartfelt tribute, Nick invites you to experience the turbulent love affair between entertainer and audience. Nick uses his critically-acclaimed storytelling style, made popular from international hit show Bubble Schmeisis (“generous and poignant” ★★★★ The Stage), and Barrymore’s iconic shticks, to weave his own story alongside Barrymore’s dramatic rise and fall. With live music and gags aplenty, it promises to be ‘Alwight!’


Created with Danny Braverman (Wot? No Fish!!!), supported by Bread & Circuses Arts, Arts Council England, Battersea Arts Centre and developed at and supported by The Yard Theatre.

★★★★  The Guardian 

'It is a hopeful, funny and palpably affectionate show. With the help of his pop-eyed pianist, Andy Kelly, Cassenbaum rattles through Barrymore’s greatest hits and barmiest impressions. Buoyed by Cassenbaum’s natural charisma and enthusiasm, the audience cheer wildly and, with amazingly little cynicism, join in with Cassenbaum’s on-stage clowning...Just for a moment, we’re young again.'

Full Review


"Consistently funny” ★★★★ ThreeWeeks

“Irresistibile” ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

“Electric, witty, and surprisingly moving” Exeunt

“I loved it!” Claire Sweeney

Produced by Siân Baxter

Music by Andy Kelly

Set Design ; Luke Robson

Lighting Design ; Jo Palmer

Tour Manager ; Anna Smith












Past Performances

A work in development was at the Yard Theatre 23rd and 24th July. 



My Kind of Michael was part of NOW18 at The Yard Theatre 6th to the 10th Feb 2018

Edinburgh Fringe 2018; Summerhall 1-26 August  2018 

Artsdepot, London, 16th May  2019

Battersea Arts Centre, London, 21st and 22nd May2019

Harrogate Theatre, 28th May 2019

New Woolsey Theatre, Ipswich, Pulse Festival, 4th June 2019 

Colchester Arts Centre, 5th June, 2019

Macready Theatre, Rugby, Festival on the Close, 26th June 2019

The Pound Arts Centre, Wiltshire, 28th June 2019 

Norwich Arts Centre, 18th September 2019 \

Bedales Theatre, Petersfield, 26th September 2019 

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