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David Mitchell

If you are looking for wit, originality and continuous laughter, then Chester’s Town Crier, David Mitchell, is the man for you. David is an award winning speaker on the luncheon club and after dinner circuit, having professionally entertained hundreds of audiences.


About David Mitchell

David Mitchell in addition to being the Town Crier to Chester which is the only place in the world to have retained the tradition of regular midday proclamations is a brilliant and very witty speaker. David has made many appearances on TV and radio. He was also the Town Crier in two full-length films – ‘Moll Flanders’ with Alex Kingston and ‘24 Hour Party People’ with Steve Coogan.


Chester’s Town Crier, David Mitchell, has consistently delighted audiences with his blend of wit, anecdote and quirky history. His splendid regency costume adds an element of visual delight, and all of his material is scrupulously in good taste. Some extracts from a bulging file of testimonials give a flavour of the impact he makes.

David also presents a one-man show, entitled ‘For Crying Out Loud!’, which he has performed at theatres in Eastbourne and Epsom as well as in his home city of Chester. This is believed to be the first time a town crier has ever done a one-man show.

David has hosted four World Town Crier Tournaments in Chester. As a competitor David was placed third in the 1999 World Championship on Vancouver Island, Canada, and in 2008 in Alnwick David became British Champion.

David’s contribution to Chester and Cheshire was recognised when he was made the first-ever recipient of the Chester Chronicle’s ‘Pride of Cheshire’ Award, as voted for by readers.

But David’s favourite role is that of After Dinner Speaker, when he has the opportunity to share with a new audience the delights, surprises and laughter of this quintessentially British tradition.

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Pass me my wig and tights, dear, I’m off to work

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"Without doubt you will rank as one of the most interesting speakers we have had."

Bournemouth Literary Luncheon Club

"A brilliant and very witty speech."

United Christian Broadscasters

"This was one of the best Charter Dinners we have ever had. The impact of your highly entertaining talk had the place buzzing."

Norman Roberts, President, Bala-Penllyn Rotary Club

"Many thanks for making our ladies supper evening such a success. You are the talk of the club! From start to finish you made it a very special, unforgettable occasion."

Lady Captain, Bramall Park Golf Club

"It is a great pleasure to enjoy entertainment which is original, witty and inoffensive."

The Elizabethan Luncheon Club Sutton Coldfield

"My sides were aching with laughter. Many ladies said ‘It was the best talk we have ever had."

Stratford on Avon Ladies Luncheon Club


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