Coop a load of this

The com­edy lives on ... just like that

Rutherglen Reformer - - Chef’s Corner - Jonathan Ged­des

The life of one of Bri­tain’s great­est co­me­di­ans will be looked at in a new show head­ing to Ruther­glen Town Hall.

The Tommy Cooper Show will take place on Fri­day, Au­gust 21, and will star Daniel Tay­lor, who’s per­formed in many West End pro­duc­tions.

The show is a cel­e­bra­tion of Tommy’s jour­ney from his days in the army right up to the height of his na­tional TV star­dom and the story is told by Tommy (Daniel Tay­lor), his wife Gwen ( Sharon By­att) and his long suf­fer­ing man­ager Miff Ferrie (TV’s Gaz Top).

The show brings Tommy back to ‘ life’, and was cowrit­ten by Daniel.

“Tommy Cooper was given that won­der­ful and rare gift to make peo­ple laugh even if it was just by stand­ing there,” he said.

“His com­edy was in­no­cent and ap­pealed to all ages.

“His jokes will stand the test of time and will last for gen­er­a­tions to come, as has been proven by the au­di­ence re­ac­tion to our show.

“He was also an in­cred­i­ble ma­gi­cian who worked tire­lessly at his craft, es­pe­cially when he pur­posely made the tricks go wrong.

“With re­gards to my in­ter­pre­ta­tion - it hap­pens ‘Just Like That!’

“As it has been men­tioned many times be­fore I sim­ply aim to bring him back to life.

“The in­no­cence, ma­nia, the look and, of course, that in­fec­tious laugh of his - there will sim­ply be no en­ter­tainer like him again.”

The show has been praised by var­i­ous crit­ics and Cooper fans, in­clud­ing be­ing called “ex­tremely funny... a tour de force” by Chris Bleach, the chair­man of the Tommy Cooper So­ci­ety

Tick­ets can be bought from the Town Hall in per­son, by call­ing 0141 613 5700 or by vis­it­ing www. sll­cbox­of­

They’re priced at £14 or £12 for con­ces­sions.

It starts at 7.30pm.

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