hot off the press from those lovely folks at one of the smallest theatres in the world: The Tom Thumb Theatre in Cliftonville.
"TWICE BRIGHTLY"; A Musical, Magical, anthology of the days of the Variety Theatres!
This delightful theatre, recently reopened, is the ideal venue for this show, packed with song, comedy, magic, and anecdotes, for two performances only on Wednesday 17th March 2010. All round entertainer GORDON CLARKSON hosts the show paying tribute to veteran Stars of yesteryear who brought happiness to thousands of people up and down the country in twice nightly variety.
Fond memories will be rekindled of Flanagan and Allen, Frankie Vaughn, Robb Wilton, George Formby, and of course, Max Miller among many other items.
You will get a chance to join in with your favourite songs, and hear backstage stories of touring, terrible "digs" and lots more!
Gordon is joined by top class stage magician CLYDE CLAYTON, who is a living history book of the "Speciality" acts of variety, and will perform classic tricks in the style of the great magicians, in particular, the "Chinese Rings" linking trick! Clyde is one of the very few magicians nowadays who attempt the trick in it's original format; linking no less than an incredible 16 rings! No mean feat in any theatre, but especially problematical on the smallest stage in Britain!
Providing live music support throughout the show is pianist Paul Stewart.
There is a matinee at 2.30pm and an evening performance at 7.30pm.
Tickets are a reasonable £8.00.
Advance booking is recommended, and tickets may be booked in advance at the theatre on Eastern Esplanade, or by using the the Freephone booking number 0800 7813452.