Comedian, poet, playwright, musician, actor, director, author. These are just a few of the words that John Dowie is able to spell. He began performing comedy in 1971, later going on to work as a director and to write for radio and TV as well as the theatre, most notably Jesus My Boy. In 2005 he decided to retire from theatrical work of any kind and went off with a bike and a tent. And now he’s back.