Just like that, a new show is on the way
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