Kerry Shale: Are We Nearly There Yet? Opening Night

Date - 14 November, 2012, All News Opening Nights Theatre
Kerry Shale | Sainou Talent Agency London (c) Alan Howard

This evening is opening night for Kerry Shale in Are We Nearly There Yet? at Wilton’s Music Hall. Using dozens of real life stories and verbatim testimony from every corner of the community, Are We Nearly There Yet? presents a kaleidoscope of travel tales and bizarre epiphanies, comic let downs and moving revelations as it takes the audience on a journey to the heart of modern pilgrimage. The piece is conceived and directed by Matthew Lloyd. Kerry Shale stars alongside Tom Berish, Rina Mahoney and Rhiannon Oliver.

Moving through Wilton’s, audiences will be taken on a journey, revealing real-life stories and experiences provided by people from all walks of life who have been on a pilgrimage in some form. Performed by actors, the collected stories are real memories from our community that reflect its diversity and the haphazard way in which we express ourselves. Are We Nearly There Yet? travels to the heart of the idea of pilgrimages and discovers the many different shrines we create in our daily lives.


Kerry has worked at The National Theatre, The Almeida, Hampstead, The Donmar Warehouse, Riverside Studios, The Gate and The Royal Court. In Edinburgh, he wrote and performed six solo shows at The Traverse, The Assembly Rooms and The Pleasance. West End work includes The Normal Heart and Frost/Nixon.

His film credits began with Barbra Streisand’s Yentl. Other early films include Little Shop of Horrors. Kerry has a long association with acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom: Jude, Welcome to Sarajevo, Code 46 and Genova. Recent films include Moonwalkers, Show Dogs.

Early TV credits ranged from Ronnie Corbett’s godson in Sorry! to Mr Beaver in BBC’s The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe. Recent work includes Undercover, New Tricks and Mr Selfridge, as well as The Trip, Life’s Too Short, Not Going Out, Dali & Cooper, Dr Who, and Steven Poliakoff’s Gideon’s Daughter.

For BBC Radio, Kerry has acted in hundreds of plays including his own adaptations of Dr Strangelove and A Confederacy of Dunces. He has been the voice of Bill Bryson and Woody Allen, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Mark Twain. Book of the Week readings include Nilsson’s biography and Philip Glass’s memoirs.

His many animation voices include Gnasher in Dennis and Gnasher, Sir Topham Hatt (The Fat Controller) in Thomas and Friends (USA) and Diesel in Thomas and Friends (UK). He plays dozens of characters in the BAFTA and Emmy-winning series The Amazing World of Gumball (Cartoon Network).

He has read many audio books, including all the Jack Reacher thrillers by Lee Child.


London Fringe Awards: Best One Person Show TMA/British Regional Theatre Awards Nomination: Best Actor Perrier Awards: Pick of the Fringe (Edinburgh) Sony Radio Awards: Acting and Writing Writers’ Guild Awards: Best Radio Dramatisation UK and USA Audio Book Awards: Performer of the Year Audible Sounds of Crime Awards: Reader of the Year

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