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