Just like that, a new show is on the way

Rutherglen Reformer - - The Ticket - Jonathan Ged­des

A trib­ute to one of Bri­tain’s best loved co­me­di­ans will come to La­nark­shire later this sum­mer as the Tommy Cooper Show will fea­ture a host of the comic/ma­gi­cian’s best gags and tricks.

It’ll be at Ruther­glen Town Hall on Fri­day Au­gust 21 and then La­nark Me­mo­rial Hall the fol­low­ing night.

West End ac­tor Daniel Tay­lor takes the ti­tle role as Tommy Cooper, and the show prom­ises to “pro­vide the knock­out per­for­mance of the year”.

The show comes with a sup­port­ing cast of Gareth Jones (for­merly Gaz Top) as Miff Ferrie and Sharon By­att as Gwen Cooper, and all of your favourite jokes.

Be­tween the story, the gags, the magic and Daniel’s in­cred­i­ble por­trayal of show­busi­ness leg­end Tommy Cooper, this prom­ises to be a very spe­cial show.

Daniel Tay­lor pre­vi­ously played Sammy in a tour­ing pro­duc­tion of Blood Broth­ers.

It’s won huge praise from crit­ics, too - Chris Bleach, the chair­man of the Tommy Cooper So­ci­ety said the show is “Ex­tremely funny... A tour de force’

And the Bri­tish Theatre Guide’s re­view wrote that: “The true im­pact of The Tommy Cooper Show is best gauged by the ova­tion of an au­di­ence who have spent the du­ra­tion of the show ut­terly en­tranced by this por­trayal and laugh­ing along as if the great man was ac­tu­ally present in the room with us.”

The Welsh comic, famed for his red fez and magic tricks go­ing wrong, was a hugely pop­u­lar and in­flu­en­tial fig­ure in Bri­tish com­edy un­til his tragic death in 1984 from a heart at­tack, while per­form­ing live on tele­vi­sion..

Tick­ets for the show are priced at £14 and £12 for con­ces­sions, and it’s on at at 7.30pm.

A trib­ute show of a dif­fer­ent kind has also been an­nounced for Ruther­glen this Oc­to­ber.

Buddy Holly and the Crick­eters will ar­rive on Wed­nes­day Oc­to­ber 21.

It stars some of the finest ac­tor-mu­si­cians in the UK whose com­bined West End cred­its in­clude Buddy, Len­non, For­bid­den Planet and Jail­house Rock, play­ing some vintage rock n roll that prom­ises to have crowds danc­ing in the aisles all night long.

Tick­ets for that are priced at £18.50 or at £17.50 for con­ces­sions.

Tick­ets for ei­ther show can be bought by vis­it­ing www.sll­cbox­of­fice. co.uk or stop­ping off into the venues in per­son.

Laughs A trib­ute to Tommy Cooper is on the way

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