John Shuttleworth sticks his nose up at the ciabatta

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ARE you a fan of the hilarious family that is the Shuttleworths? Well then, you’re in for a treat as the star of the show is on his way to Grantham.

John Shuttleworth, played by Graham Fellowes, will be regaling the audience at the Guildhall with his crazy tales and airing his worries about the decline of man and traditional bakery products in ‘A Man With No More Rolls’ (humph - misspelled by agent should have been morals!) on Thursday.

The show is part of his tour, which follows the series of The Shuttleworths and spin-offs airing on Radio 4.

Also on John’s CV are appearances on TV shows ‘Saturday Zoo’, hosted by Jonathan Ross, and ‘Christmas with Vic and Bob’.

After experiencing a worrying attack of Italian bread in his kitchen, courtesy of wife Mary who bought a panini press from Argos, John has been inspired to express his concerns.

Fearful for the fate of the humble roll with all the new exotic breads appearing on the high street - particularly the panini, ciabatta and ‘Peter’s bread’ that can unwittingly lead to the consumption of the dip ‘hoomus’ – John ponders these occurrences while banging out tunes on his trusty Bontempi keyboard.

New pun-filled aural treats include ‘How’s Your Nan?’ – which tackles the unlikely overlap between Indian cuisine and elderly relatives– and ‘Smells Like White Spirit’ – a Nirvana pastiche about the perils of not washing your paint brushes.

The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £12 £10).

To book, visit the Guildhall Arts Centre in St Peter’s Hill, call the box office on 01476 406158 or book online at