Architecture geeks, design nerds, and hungover binge-watchers unite, for your king is coming. Grand Designs UK’s big man Kevin McCloud is headed down under with his live show, with a string of nights across the country throughout February.
Kev’s been the ever-sceptical and delightfully British observer over the last 20 years as folks from all over the UK countryside have brought to him their lofty dreams and ideas of building their homes, from shipping containers plonked in the middle of a Scottish meadow to the dealbreaker of a home built on the cliffs of Devon (which actually ended in the couple splitting up over it.)
I mean just listen to his pure disbelief about this couple wanting to build a huge brutalist building in the middle of gorgeous countryside.
He’s truly seen the whole spectrum of human emotion as the stressful process of building a dream home unfolds, warts and all, and he’s bringing his wealth of knowledge – and frankly incredibly interesting personal life and early days in theatre design – to stages across Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide, and Hobart in 2020.
It’s pitched as a theatre show, but let’s be real we’re all gonna go to just here his beautiful British dulcet tones and wildly descriptive and emotive language about peoples’ dreams and how they turn that into a home.
Seriously, this shit is like architecture ASMR.
Oh, and if you’ve got a burning question for Kevin McCloud, each show will have a Q&A so you can piff you grandest design queries to the man himself.
‘The World According To Kevin’ hits Perth’s Concert Hall on Feb 13, Adelaide’s Festival Theatre on Feb 15, Melbourne’s Hamer Hall on Feb 16, Brissy’s QPAC Concert Hall on Feb 20, Sydney’s State Theatre on Feb 21, Canberra’s Theatre Centre on Feb 23, and finally round out at Hobart’s Wrest Point on Feb 25.
If you wanna get along to the show, presale tickets are going on sale from November 4 and Melbourne’s presale begins on November 11. For more ticket information and to join the waitlist, you can check out the tour’s website.