Antiques Road Trip, Flog It! and Bargain Hunt star David Harper to bring one-man show to Arts Centre Washington

TV antiques expert Dave Harper is bringing a one-man show to Wearside.

Friday, 30th August 2019, 11:45 am
Updated Tuesday, 3rd September 2019, 12:23 pm
Antiques expert David Harper

The broadcaster, famous for his appearances on the likes of Antiques Road Trip, Flog It! and Bargain Hunt, will appear at the Arts Centre Washington in September.

Known for his colourful trousers, David is swapping TV screens for the stage with his one-man show.

Dubbed ‘Unexpected Tales’, David will treat audiences to all the funny behind the scenes gossip from some of the BBC's most popular daytime and early evening shows, telling of his encounters with the famous faces he has appeared alongside for celebrity specials.

The Arts Centre Washington

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He said: “You cannot believe what goes on in the world of art, antiques and in the making of television shows. You will not be expecting what you will hear.”

The show will be entirely unscripted, making it a unique experience for the audience.

“It is a very interactive show and I never know where each story is going to go…or how far it will go,” he said.

“The audience does not need to have a particular interest in antiques to enjoy this show.”

David, who has also appeared on Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is, For What It's Worth, Celebrity Masterchef and The One Show, will be returning to his native North East for the show on what is his first major theatre tour.

According to his BBC profile page, David, from Middlesbrough, has had a passion for history and antique objects all his life and he started collecting and studying antiques at the age of five.

He bought his first antique at the age of nine and began dealing and writing about antiques and classic cars at 18.

David has shipped antiques back and forth to the USA, he’s run an antiques business in Florida, he’s owned antiques restoration and reupholstery businesses, as well as exhibiting and selling at some of the most prestigious antiques fairs in the world.

The show will take place on Thursday September 12. Tickets cost £14 and can be booked online. The arts centre can be contacted by phone on 0191 561 3455.