TOP comedian Jason Manford will be coming to Redditch with his new tour First World Problems.

The comedian, known for his audience banter and trademark likeable charm, has had a busy time since he was last on the road.

After his opera singing turn saw him emerge the winner on Born To Shine Jason put his new found talent into practice joining Alfie Boe on tour prior to a well-received run in the West-End hit musical Sweeney Todd.

However, his comedy bones weren’t completely idle as he enjoyed appearances on QI, Big Fat Quiz of the Year, and Comedy World Cup.

Speaking about the upcoming tour and a return to comedy Jason said: “Some of you might think I’ve had a career change what with all the opera and musical theatre I’ve been doing lately.

"Not a chance, I’m excited to be getting back to what I really love the most – stand up.”

The show, suitable for ages 16 plus, is at the Palace Theatre on Wednesday, July 9.

Tickets are available in person or at the box office on 01527 65203 priced £23.25 (inclusive of booking fee 75p per seat up to a maximum £3) or you can purchase seats online at