Police Academy star Michael Winslow comes to Peterborough as part of UK tour

ONE of cornerstones of surreal comedy is touring the UK for the first time and comes to Peterborough next month.

Michael Winslow, the Man of 10,000 Voices, the bloke who made all the sound effects of Police Academy, yep, him.

After his sell-out show at the Edinburgh Fringe last year, Winslow is bringing his unqiue whirlwind of a show to Peterborough.

Famed for the his vocal dexterity, Winslow can imitate any sound audible to the human ear - from Jimi Hendrix’s guitar to the call of a mating swallow.

Born in 1958 on Fairchild Air Force Base, the Hollywood star would imitate the jet engine but soon found himself on stage at Tulagi’s, Colorado, where Jimi Hendrix and The Doors among others have performed.

Before long he was performing in comedy clubs in Los Angeles where he was discovered by Bud Friedman of the renowned New York Improvisation Comedy Club. In 1984 he was written into the script of the Police Academy films and the rest is history.

Michael Winslow will play the Key Theatre, Peterborough, on June 11 at 7.30pm. Tickets �15. Contact - 01733 207239.

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