A Fundraising Variety Show: Starring Freddie Davies and Alfie Joey
A star-studded cast alongside a showcase of local talent.
FREDDIE DAVIES – “Mr. Parrot-Face” Himself.
Born in 1937, Freddie Davies’ amazing career has taken him from the tough working men’s clubs of the North East of England for thirty shillings a night (£1.50) to the Royal Shakespeare Company. Seasons at the famous London Palladium with Cliff Richard, television shows with the legendary Judy Garland, touring the world with his stand-up comedy act and counting among his many fans the late film idol Cary Grant. In a career spanning over 50 years in show business he has seen the demise of the music halls, variety dying along with the night club circuit during the sixties and seventies. Tonight, is a night to relive that time!!
Freddie was recently seen on TV appearing as the father in The Thief, His Wife and the Canoe. He is no stranger to the silver screen as well. He featured in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and starred in the critically acclaimed Disney film Funny Bones.
After the show you can meet Freddie Davies as he signs copies of his autobiography, “Funny Bones: My Life In Comedy”.
Your Master of Ceremonies
ALFIE JOEY – Popular Comedian and BBC Newcastle Breakfast Show Presenter.
Alfie Joey is a writer, comic, actor, impressionist, singer, presenter, and artist/cartoonist. For the last twelve years he has presented the flagship breakfast show on BBC Radio Newcastle.
Alfie, a regular at the Stand Comedy Club, was nominated Best Compère at the 2006 Chortle Awards.. He returned to Edinburgh in 2011 with his new one-man comedy musical, ‘Monopolise’ and later performed in the double act, The Mimic Men, alongside fellow impressionist Cal Halbert on Britain’s Got Talent.
*** A SHOWCASE OF LOCAL TALENT ***
EUPHORIA CHOIR – “Teesdale’s Popular Choir” with upbeat choral versions of classic songs.
Plus many local performers to be announced.
Suitable for all ages. We anticipate the show will finish around 8.30pm.
Line up is subject to change.
Funds raised are for the upkeep of The Witham.
The show is produced by The Witham in conjunction with Funny Way To Be Comedy.