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Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Jonathan Ged­des

When Daniel Tay­lor was young, he’d do im­pres­sions of Tommy Cooper for his fam­ily.

Now the ac­tor is bring­ing his ver­sion of the leg­endary co­me­dian out on tour, in­clud­ing a Ruther­glen date at the Town Hall this Fri­day. The Tommy Cooper Show runs through the fun­ny­man’s life, work­ing in some

of his most fa­mous jokes and rou­tines while also look­ing at his re­la­tion­ship with his wife Gwen (Sharon By­att) and man­ager Miff Ferrie (Gareth Jones, best known as TV‘s Gaz Top).

For Daniel, co-writer of the show, it’s some­thing he’s al­ways been in­ter­ested.

“When I was grow­ing up, I al­ways used to do im­pres­sions of peo­ple on the telly,” re­calls the Liver­pudlian.

“My sis­ters came to the first night of this show and they were telling me af­ter­wards I was al­ways do­ing him when I was younger.

“I think, with this char­ac­ter, I’m de­ter­mined to get him in a good light, and I think that in­no­cent old-school en­ter­tainer is miss­ing at the mo­ment.”

It was while per­form­ing in a play about John Len­non that Daniel and his mate, the play­wright Ian Car­roll, first started to dis­cuss do­ing a show on Cooper, who en­ter­tained au­di­ences

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