This is an online streaming event, your instructions on how to view the live stream will be emailed to you 24 hours in advance of the event
'When I was 16 I dressed in Victorian clothing in a bid to distract people from the fact that I was gay. It was a flawed plan.'
Tom Allen's unique style of sharp, acerbic wit and camp, riotous storytelling has seen him become a household name in the UK. But you might not know that the working-class son of a coach driver, and the youngest member of the Noel Coward Society, grew up in 90s suburbia as the eternal outsider.
To celebrate the publication of his brand-new memoir No Shame, join Tom as he shares hilarious, honest, and sometimes heart-breaking, stories about his life and career. From observations about his childhood and adolescence, to the family he still lives with, and his attempts to come out and negotiate the gay dating scene, this is Tom at his most candid.
With his trademark caustic wit and warmth, this live event will entertain, surprise and move you in equal measure. Don’t miss this chance to spend an evening with one of our most beloved comedians.
About Fane Online & Ticket Packages
Fane Online is a curated series of broadcast-quality live-streamed events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home.
We are partnering with some of the country’s top regional theatres and independent bookshops, and are pleased to be able to offer two ticket packages. The ‘book and ticket’ package includes a unique ticket for the live stream, and a copy of ‘Tom Allen: No Shame’, worth £20 deliverable to any UK address (This package is for UK customers only). The standard ‘ticket’ package consists of a unique ticket for the live stream only.
The event will initially be broadcast on 14 November at 18:30 UK time. It will be available to view up to 48 hours after the event has ended and can be accessed Worldwide.
How do I access the content?
You will receive an initial confirmation of your order, with instructions on how to access the live stream, through Vimeo. There will then be an email 24hrs prior to the event detailing the event joining instructions. A further notification will be sent when the broadcast goes live. We aim to have the broadcast live 15 mins prior to the start of the live event.
Are tickets refundable?
Please note that all tickets are non-refundable on purchase.
How do I send my question in for the Questions and Answers Part of the Event?
If you would like to send a question in, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note, it is not guaranteed that your question will be asked.
What do I do if the content doesn’t work?
The quality of your live playback experience is largely dependent on the download speed you have from ISP (Internet Service Provider) or mobile provider. Keep in mind that your overall Internet speed can vary depending on many factors, including but not limited to: time of day, Wi-Fi performance, other devices/users utilizing your connection, and the strength of the signal provided by your ISP. Please contact us via https://fane.vhx.tv/contact/support with your issue.
If I chose the ‘Book and Ticket’ package, when will I receive my book?
Your book will be dispatched the week after the event. It will be sent via Royal Mail. One week prior to the event you will be emailed a link to an online portal to submit your shipping information.
Is worldwide viewing available?
Yes, you can access the live stream from anywhere in the world.
Is book delivery only available to the UK?
Yes. The ‘book and ticket’ package is only available if you live in the UK.
If I buy the book-and-ticket package, will my book be signed?
Please check the copy on the event page to see whether the event you are purchasing a ticket and book for comes with a signed book.
Do I have to watch live?
No, a recorded version of live stream will be available to watch for 48 hours after the event has ended. It will not be possible to watch the Live Stream from the start if you have missed the beginning of the broadcast. You will have to wait until the live broadcast has ended before you can watch the event from the start.
Can I pause or rewind the live stream?
When the broadcast is being streamed live, you will not be able to pause or rewind the event. However, after the event is finished it will be added to Vimeo for 48 hours. You will then be able to pause and rewind the event.
What time zone does the broadcast first go out in?
The broadcast will initially be streamed in UK time.
This event will be broadcast at 18.30 UK time on 14 November 2020.
Instructions on how to watch the live stream will be emailed to you separately. You will be sent a reminder 24hrs ahead of the initial broadcast, and a notification when it goes live. The event will be available to view up to 48 hours after it has ended and can be accessed Worldwide.
Fane Online is a curated series of broadcast-quality live-streamed events, giving you the chance to watch exclusive shows with celebrated authors, actors and podcasters, all from the comfort of your own home. In partnership with key regional theatres and independent bookshops, your ticket includes entry to the live stream.
If you purchased a ticket and a copy of ‘Tom Allen: No Shame’, one week prior to the event you will be emailed a link to an online portal to submit your shipping information. Your book will be dispatched the week after the event.
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