Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Jus' Like That!.. About the late Tommy Cooper, The Review.

Written by John Fisher
Directed By Patrick Ryecart

Clive Mantle 
Tommy Cooper

Clive Mantle is probably more well known for his roles on Casualty, Holby City
and The Vicar of Dibley, but as soon as he dons the familiar red fez he becomes Tommy Cooper.

It's been 25 years since the late  great Tommy Cooper died on stage at Her Majesty's Theatre in London's West End.

Clive Mantle playing one of my all time favourite magicians, Tommy Cooper was a genius with comic timing with magic tricks While his stage persona required that his act (intentionally) went wrong for comic purposes, Cooper was a member of The Magic Circle, and respected by traditional magicians. Famed for his red fez, his appearance was large and lumbering at 6 feet 4 inches.

I remember , Cooper collapsing from a heart attack in front of millions of television viewers, midway through his act on the London Weekend Television variety show Live From Her Majesty's, transmitted live from Her Majesty's Theatre, no one believed in the audience that poor old Tommy had actually croaked, ironically this would have been part of his act.

Clive Mantle has mastered Tommy Cooper , this show is very funny, a real belly laugh, i could not stop laughing at the stupid jokes that Tommy used to tell between his magic tricks, one of the jokes for example....

"I Said To The Waiter......I said, 'This chicken I've got is cold.'

He said 'I should think so. It's been dead for two weeks'.

Also appearing..
Carla Mendonca known for 
"My Parents Are Alians" (ITV) 
and her other top TV work includes ..
"Roman Empire", " My Dads The Prime Minister", (BBC) ,Harry Enfield & Chums, French & Saunders, The Young Ones, (BBC), "Pushing Up Daises", (ITV), and many more other TV Comedy series over the past 20 years.

Jus' Like That

Jus' Like That!

 Wed 24 Mar  two shows today remaining 2.30pm & 7.45pm
Venue: Royal
The tour continues on to.
March 2010
  • 25th- 27th Durham Gala Theatre 
  • 29th-30th  Blackpool Grand
  • 31st Edinburgh Festival
April 2010

  • 1st Middlesbrough Theatre 
  • 3rd Croydon Fairfield Halls
  • 5th-6th Cambridge Arts Theatre 
  • 8th-10th Hull Truck
  • 12th Rhyl  Pavillion
  • 13th Swansea Grand
  • 14th Yeovil Octagon
  • 15th-17th Swindon Wyven
Further dates available up to June 2010 .



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