The true story of one man’s attempt to change the world through stand-up comedy.

In this stunning solo show, the greatest comedian ever returns from the dead for one more show, revealing how to end the war on terror, why drugs are better than alcohol, and what the Bush family has done for porn.

The production has now played three sell-out seasons at the Edinburgh festival, and two sell-out West End seasons.

Congratulations to Chas. Early on his success in the first round of Mastermind, with his specialist subject The Life And Times Of Bill Hicks - broadcast on BBC One, 23 October 2009.


AN ABSOLUTELY MUST-SEE SHOW. Slight Return is a triumph of mimicry, research and writing.” The Independent

ACHIEVES THE IMPOSSIBLE: a brave idea that shouldn’t work. But it does.” Time Out

UNIMAGINABLY BRILLIANT- a comedy blinder. Beautiful, heavy-hitting, bad boy stuff... and it is almost painfully good. It is almost painfully Hicks.” The Scotsman

TERRIFIC. Chas Early gives this rollicking reincarnation integrity and wit.” Metro


2008 Tour Dates

Sunday 10 February
BRISTOL Tobacco Factory
Box Office 0117 902 0344

Friday 15 February 8pm
LONDON Apollo Shaftesbury Avenue
Box Office 0870 040 0084

Tuesday 19 February 7.45pm
TAUNTON Brewhouse Theatre
Box Office 01823 283244

Saturday 1 - Saturday 15 March 9pm
ADELAIDE Fringe Festival
The Garden Of Unearthly Delights
Box Office +61 1300 374 647
Online booking via the fringe

Thursday 20 March -
Saturday 6 April 7pm
MELBOURNE Comedy Festival
The Swiss House
Box Office +61 1300 660 013

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Written by Chas Early & Richard Hurst
Directed by Richard Hurst
Performed by Chas Early

Produced by James Seabright
Photography by Steve Ullathorne
This play has no connection with Bill Hicks' family or his estate.