AFTER starring in Bake Off: The Professionals and Bake Off: Extra Slice, comedian Tom Allen returns to the stage with his debut Absolutely UK tour, including a show at Newtown’s Hafren theatre tonight (Friday, November 16).

Tom did a total sell-out and highly-acclaimed run at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe, where he was rated as one of the best reviewed shows there by the British Comedy Guide.

Now, soaked in Tom’s signature waspish snobbery and self-aggrandising wit, Absolutely addresses the elephant in the room that Tom is still living at home with his parents, because he can’t afford not to – in Bromley, Kent: heart of leave voters and Theresa May’s Brexit Britain.

He’s always at home in Alan Bennett and Mike Leigh territory as he shares with us his up-close-and-personal experiences of suburbia, especially since the referendum.

Tom addresses the ‘difficult times’ we live in – but were things really better ‘back in the day’, when he was a child and you could fit 15 kids in one car?

Tom has recently found some independence from his parents by passing his driving test, but as insurance is too expensive he’s been added to his mum and dad’s policy for their Ford Fiesta Zetec. It’s not glamorous but he has been learning how to deal with road rage and motorways, as well as giving lifts to his mum and dad.

Despite all this, Tom maintains that he’s better than everyone else, and whilst maintaining his delusions of grandeur he still manages to take swipes at people who claim to have their lives so much more together than him – as he relishes the delicious details of status, class and the petty eccentricities of modern life.

Tom Allen’s unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him perform here and around the world as well as making numerous TV and radio appearances

As an actor Tom has starred in Radio 4’s Sony Award-winning Bleak Expectations, Comedy Central’s Threesome, BBC’s Sensitive Skin (with Joanna Lumley), and Fear of Fanny (with Mark Gatiss and Julia Davis). Films include Colour Me Kubrick with John Malkovich, Starter for Ten with James McEvoy and the Stephen Frears film Tamara Drewe.