Saved events

Venus, Cupid, Folly & Time: 30 Years of The Divine Comedy

Neil Hannon leadning on a statue of an angel

Neil Hannon celebrates 30 years as The Divine Comedy – performing ten of his records in full across a five-night residency.

In 1990 musical history was made when a twenty-year old Neil Hannon signed his first record deal and began releasing one glorious album after another under the name The Divine Comedy. 30 years, twelve magnificent albums and hundreds of spellbinding shows later, Neil Hannon is considered by many to be a national treasure and one of the finest singer songwriters of his generation.

Whether your favourite is the much-loved anthem ‘National Express’ or deep-dives into the esoteric likes of ‘Count Grassi's Passage Over Piedmont’, this is a one-time-only chance to immerse yourself in Hannon’s imaginative world, as he plays virtually his entire back catalogue, accompanied on stage by a ten piece ensemble.

Produced by the Barbican



Photo of a man sitting in a hospital wheelchair and looking up

Watch: National Express

Watch the Official Music Video for The Divine Comedy's single National Express.

Photo of a man sitting posing towards the camera with black glasses and suit

Watch: Something For The Weekend

Watch the Official Music Video for The Divine Comedy's single, Something For The Weekend.

Barbican Recommends

Listen: Barbican Recommends

Not sure what to listen to? Every month we update our Barbican Recommends Spotify playlist with what we've been listening to in the office. Expect everything from Punk to Jungle to Classical.

Read the programme

Black and white image of Neil Hannon posing beneath a statue

Read the programme

Neil Hannon walks through the architecture of his highly anticipated five-night residency, charting an illustrious career spanning 30 years.