BY day police sergeant Alfie Moore fights crime and by night he travels the UK in the unlikely role of stand-up comedian.
There are two ways to get Alfie’s attention: go to Scunthorpe where he works and park on double yellow lines, or buy a ticket for his performance at the Lawrence Batley Theatre in Huddersfield.
Alfie is visiting the theatre on Saturday, June 9, as part of a national tour entitled I Predicted a Riot.
Turning history into comedy, he will be taking his audiences on a whistle stop tour of protests and riots – from 532 AD up to the present day. Using his own experience of being on the other side of a riot shield, he talks about factors contributing to public disturbances and how they are dealt with.
Alfie will be donating £1 from every ticket sold to support 999, The PC David Rathband Blue Lamp Foundation, which raises money to support emergency service personnel injured in the line of duty.
PC Rathband started the charity while recovering from the horrific injuries he sustained when shot in the face by Raoul Moat in July 2010.
Alfie originally conceived the idea for his show in late 2010 and intended to take it to the Edinburgh Fringe. Instead he used his police leave to film ITV’s Show Me The Funny. He has also written and presented a programme, Alfie Moore’s Almanac, for BBC radio.
I Predicted a Riot has now been revised and updated to include last year’s summer riots.
A former steelworks apprentice with 18 years behind him in the police force, Alfie began performing in 2007 after his first visit to a comedy club.
Tickets for his show are available from the box office on 01484 430528 or online at www.thelbt.org at £10 (£8 for concessions).