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I perform live all over the country. Some, like The Ten (food) Commandments, my search for the culinary promised land, or My Dining Hell, my journey through appalling restaurant experiences, are one man shows, and are absolutely hilarious. The latest is My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, the show linked to my new book which is published in September 2019. Others are with my jazz quartet and are also absolutely hilarious, but in a good way. Here you’ll find a complete listing, with an indication of which type it is. There are links to buy tickets.



All Shows

This is a complete list of all my live shows, in date order. As tickets go on sale, 'buy' buttons will be added. For a more detailed description of the types of show, click on the 'Jazz', 'One Man Show' and 'double-header' tabs.

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, The Glee Club, Nottingham.

One Man Show

Sunday 29 September, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, Redgrave Theatre, Bristol.

One Man Show

Tuesday 01 October, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, The Glee Club, Birmingham.

One Man Show

Sunday 06 October, 2019

The Jay Rayner Quartet at the Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, London. 9.15pm.

Jazz

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

The Jay Rayner Quartet at JW3, Finchley Road, London.

Jazz

Wednesday 23 October, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds.

One Man Show

Tuesday 29 October, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, HOME, Manchester.

One Man Show

Thursday 07 November, 2019

The Jay Rayner Quartet at the Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, London. 9.15pm

Jazz

Tuesday 19 November, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, The Glee Club, Glasgow.

One Man Show

Thursday 21 November, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh.

One Man Show

Saturday 23 November, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making at Words Weekend, Sage Gateshead.

One Man Show

Sunday 08 December, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making at The Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, 7pm

One Man Show

Saturday 28 December, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making at The Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, 3pm

One Man Show

Sunday 29 December, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, The MAC, Belfast.

One Man Show

Saturday 22 February, 2020

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making at the Assembly House, Norwich

One Man Show

Thursday 27 February, 2020

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

One Man Show

Thursday 26 March, 2020

Songs of Food And Agony

I’ve been playing the piano for over 30 years, and for the past decade have concentrated on jazz. You can read about my musical adventures here Now, working with some of Britain’s best musicians, we perform songs about food and drink, and others informed by my experience of growing up with my mother, Claire Rayner, who was an agony aunt, and I tell stories about both. With Dave Lewis on sax, Robert Rickenberg on bass and the singer Pat Gordon-Smith. To read more about the brilliant musicians in my band click here.

The Jay Rayner Quartet at the Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, London. 9.15pm.

Wednesday 16 October, 2019

The Jay Rayner Quartet at JW3, Finchley Road, London.

Wednesday 23 October, 2019

The Jay Rayner Quartet at the Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, London. 9.15pm

Tuesday 19 November, 2019

My Dining Hell

I have been the restaurant critic for the Observer for over 15 years, written reviews of well over 700 establishments, and if there is one thing I’ve learnt it is that while readers like reviews, what they really love is reviews of bad restaurants. They adore them, feast upon them like starving vultures who have spotted fly-blown carrion out in the bush. In My Dining Hell, I examine our love affair with lousy reviews, rant about my most hated restaurants fads, list my most excruciating nights out and – just to balance things – read from the worst reviews my own work has ever received.

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, The Glee Club, Nottingham.

Sunday 29 September, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, Redgrave Theatre, Bristol.

Tuesday 01 October, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, The Glee Club, Birmingham.

Sunday 06 October, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, The Apex, Bury St. Edmunds.

Tuesday 29 October, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, HOME, Manchester.

Thursday 07 November, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, The Glee Club, Glasgow.

Thursday 21 November, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, Assembly Rooms, Edinburgh.

Saturday 23 November, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making at Words Weekend, Sage Gateshead.

Sunday 08 December, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making at The Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, 7pm

Saturday 28 December, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making at The Crazy Coqs, Brasserie Zedel, 3pm

Sunday 29 December, 2019

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, The MAC, Belfast.

Saturday 22 February, 2020

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making at the Assembly House, Norwich

Thursday 27 February, 2020

My Last Supper: One Meal A Lifetime In The Making, Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

Thursday 26 March, 2020

The Double Headers

In the first half it’s My Dining Hell; in the second half it’s songs of Food and Agony. What’s not to like?