1 October 2023 @ 14:30

Silver Sunday: Terence Blacker’s The Shock of the Old

Duration:130 mins Age: 16+

Mark Silver Sunday at MAC with this hilarious and spirit-lifting new show by songwriter and author Terence Blacker, celebrating one of the great challenges of life – the art of ageing with style. With songs described by Gyles Brandreth as “witty, wistful, wonderful”, plus anecdotes and a dash of wisdom, he shows how getting old can be the best, most liberating – and funniest – part of your life.

Written and performed by Terence Blacker with directorial help from Dillie Keane.

Audiences love this perceptive and timely show:

“Musically wonderful. Just a fantastic evening.”

“A cracking show.”

The Shock of the Old may not reveal the great secret of the coming of age, but Terence Blacker shares a world of fun, warmth and wisdom looking for it.

“We need cheering up right now and this singer-songwriter… is just the ticket.”
Sunday Times

“Terence Blacker is a one-off… A hugely popular performer in folk clubs, his songs range from the tender to the satirical, and are always written with wit.”
Folk London

Event details

Theatre, Music


Midlands Arts CentreMidlands Arts Centre, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH


Midlands Arts Centre
0121 446 3232



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