It’s (Still) What He Would’ve Wanted

Published: 20 October 2019
Reporter: Sandra Giorgetti

Charity event It’s (Still) What He Would’ve Wanted—A Night Of Prose & Poetry To Celebrate The Life Of Sean Hughes takes place on 10 November in aid of charity Shelter.

Comedian Adam Hills will host the fundraiser, which see Terry Alderton, Ben Bailey Smith, Dave Cohen, Dave Fulton, John Hegley, Reece Shearsmith and others share the stage.

Actors Connie Hyde, Ella Kennion, Caroline Harker and musician and singer David Gedge will read from Hughes's work.

Hughes, who would have been 54 on 10 November, was a much-loved comedian, actor and writer. He will be remembered primarily for his stand-up comedy and for television quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks, but Hughes wrote collections of poetry and prose and novels, The Detainees and It's What He Would Have Wanted.

Commemorating his birthday, BBC Radio 4 Extra will broadcast Sean’s Last Show, Hughes's final recorded stand-up show originally broadcast on RTE Radio 1 in 2016.

Its (Still) What He Would've Wanted is at Soho Theatre, Dean Street, London on 10 November.