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Mike Birbiglia: The Old Man and the Pool Tickets

Award-winning comedian Mike Birbiglia brings his hilarious, relatable musings on life, death and middle age to London for four weeks only.

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Enjoy musings on life, death and chlorinated YMCA swimming pools as comedian Mike Birbiglia’s Broadway hit The Old Man and the Pool transfers to London. This hilarious coming-of-middle-age show is at Wyndham’s Theatre for a strictly limited season this Autumn.

About The Old Man and the Pool

Birbiglia’s one-man show answers some of life’s biggest questions. Why are we here? What happens after we die? And what are all the strange instruments at the doctor’s office for?

This funny and relatable journey through the weird and wonderful moments of middle age comes to London after a sold-out run in New York, where it played to huge acclaim from audiences aged 12 to 112.

The Old Man and the Pool sparked into being after Mike Birbiglia’s doctor told him that he had inherited his family’s cardiac health issues, and prescribed a healthier lifestyle. In theory, that sounded doable, but in practice swimming had a few bad memories attached to it… Bad for him, but funny for the audiences who get to see his latest show!

Fans of Birbiglia will love this follow-up to Sleepwalk With Me and The New One, with plenty of in-jokes and callbacks as the comic continues exploring his own life and health for our entertainment. During its Broadway season, Variety spoke for us all: Birbiglia’s comedy is so good, “you never want him to shut up”!

Who is Mike Birbiglia?

Dubbed “Broadway’s greatest comic storyteller” by Deadline, Mike Birbigilia is a comedian, actor, director and storyteller best known for his work on This American Life and The Moth. His award-winning feature directorial debut Sleepwalk with Me was also based on a stand-up show of the same name.

Several of his previous stand-up shows have become Netflix specials, placing him amongst some of the biggest comics of the 21st century, and his style - self-deprecating, observational, convivial and slightly zany - has seen him cover topics from the dangers of sleepwalking to our shared mortality with a skill that will have you gasping with laughter.

Don’t Miss Tickets for Mike Birbiglia Live

It’s a show that proves laughter really is the best medicine, even when the world around us is confusing! Book now to see The Old Man and the Pool during its limited London season, before it sells out.

Sorry this show closed 07 October 2023, we recommend these similar productions.

Performance dates:
06 Oct 2023 - 07 Oct 2023
Running time:
1 hour and 20 minutes.
Age recommendation:
Best for age 12+

Latest Audience Reviews

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