Richard Digance is a BAFTA Nominated entertainer and a recipient of The Gold Award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He is also one of the few folksingers listed in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters.
Born in West Ham, London, Richard was one of the pioneers of the 1970s folk revival and has remained an evergreen performer both on stage and in the recording studio where he records soundtracks for TV and radio productions.
Along with award-winning radio documentaries working alongside Ralph Bernard CBE he also composed and performed the music for the audio book version of work written by one of the world’s best selling authors, Bill Bryson.
On his own ITV TV show in the 1980s and 90s he played a guitar duet with Queen’s Brian May as well as joining Status Quo and The Moody Blues for cameo appearances.
Richard has made nearly 200 appearances on Channel 4s Countdown, released over 40 albums and published 18 books, including The Animal Alphabet, serialised by The BBC.
During lockdown Richard concentrated on his art and studio work to feed his creativity as well as writing a play, Scrapbook, with actor Mark Kempner.
Off stage he has ghost-written autobiographies for many celebrities and is a sought after writer of after-dinner speeches. He has also written numerous corporate speeches for various companies including; Saatchi & Saatchi, Ford Motor Company, Astra Satellites, Singapore Airlines, Campbells Soups, Gillette, Renault, First Choice and has written TV commercials for Tennants Lager, KP Nuts, Lux Soap and many others.
Although a concert performer in his own right, Richard has also supported Steve Martin in The USA and both the late comedy genius Robin Williams and Roy Orbison at The London Palladium as well as Tom Jones at The Royal Albert Hall.
‘Richard Digance was a big influence, his stories are so imaginative’ – Ross Noble, top British comedian
‘Richard Digance is brilliant’ – Bill Bryson, the world’s best-selling travel author
‘Richard Digance is a National Treasure’ Bob Harris, BBC radio presenter
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM THE 16TH FEBRUARY 2022 – ALL TICKETS AND TABLES HAVE BEEN AUTOMATICALLY TRANSFERRED TO THE NEW DATE.
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Acapela Studio provides pre-concert dining between 6.00pm and 7.30pm from our wood burning pizza oven. To view the current menu visit here.
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Then return to the event page to book your table, by selecting the date of your event, number of diners and time you require table. The times shown are the only vacancies left. Please complete your email and phone number as this is required to ensure your table is allocated. You will receive confirmation of your booking by email and text.
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PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE RELIES ON THE INCOME FROM DINING TO ENSURE WE CAN BOOK ALL THE GREAT ACTS PERFORMING.
Income from the provision of pizzas is very important to the venue and if you have booked a table it is a requirement that all people sat at tables order food - a salad alternative is available to pizzas. Please do ensure that all individuals will be ordering on your table - if this is not the case please cancel your table so others who are looking to dine can do so. Our apologies to raise this but recently we have had many tables (some very large) where less than 50% of those sat at tables have ordered food. Financially this is a real problem to the sustainability of the venue.
- All seating at tables must purchase a pizza - so please do not book a table if everyone is not eating.
- Please ensure that you arrive 10 minutes before the time slot allocated to order your pizzas prior to your booking time.
- Tables not seated within 15 minutes of the allocated time may be lost and allocated to other audience members wishing to order pizzas.
- If you wish to book a table for 6 or more please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Please note that all of our pizzas are made fresh to order and cooked in an authentic wood-fired oven. It may take up to 45 minutes to be served during busy periods.
IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO BOOK A TABLE YOU CAN STILL ORDER PIZZAS ON THE NIGHT (USUALLY ON BUSY NIGHTS NO LATER THAN 7.15PM) AND WE WILL SERVE THEM TO YOU WHEREVER YOU ARE SAT IN THE VENUE - IN A PIZZA BOX.