Celebrity farmer Kaleb Cooper is coming to York next year on his first ever theatre tour.
The 25-year-old farmer from Oxfordshire shot to fame after starring in the series Clarkson’s Farm – which follows former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson as he attempts to run a farm in the countryside.
Kaleb had captured the hearts of viewers with his often-frustrating quest to teach Jeremy Clarkson a thing or two about farming as well as his comments on life and the universe. Now he’s hoping to entertain his audience with a ‘rip-roaring riot’ of a show.
The World According to Kaleb – Kaleb Goes on Tour is at York Barbican on Thursday 1 Feb 2024.
Inspired by his Sunday Times bestselling book of the same name, the show will feature Kaleb’s strong views on a variety of subjects – including sheep (‘stupid’), Jeremy Clarkson (f***ing idiot’), goats (‘they’re a proper good clear-up animal – they eat everything – no wonder they taste horrible’), New York (‘if it’s like London where there are no tractors, that’s no good’), famous people, why farming is the best job in the world and, crucially, sartorial matters such as hairstyles…especially his own!
There will also be a chance for audiences to participate in some interesting rural pastimes during the show, and Kaleb will highlight some of the many challenges that British farmers face today – and how we can support them.
The tour will bring Kaleb to Yorkshire for the first time – and he has one of his strong views about the county.
“Everyone’s so tight [in Yorkshire],” Kaleb told the BBC. “The wallet must stay firmly shut with a padlock. If I went to Yorkshire, by the sounds of it, I’ll have to be buying all the drinks.
“I like it, but I’m going to forget my wallet so I don’t have to buy anyone a drink when I go there.”
Tickets for The World According to Kaleb – Kaleb Goes on Tour start from £31.50 and are available via the York Barbican website.