27 June 17
HE is remembered for his impeccable timing, quick fire gags and love of slapstick.
Now a highly acclaimed new show, Just Like That! which celebrates the magic, music and mirth of Tommy Cooper, is set to visit Poole next month.
Commemorating over 30 years since his passing, this show is described as an all-round celebration of the comic genius and features all of Tommy’s classic gags combined with lesser-known gems selected from his joke archive and extensive magic routines.
The show has the support of Tommy’s daughter, Vicky, who says: “It’s an incredible honour that my father is being remembered 30 years on through the spirit of this wonderful production.
“If Tommy were floating around here today he would have loved the fact that he was still bringing laughter into people’s lives.”
John Hewer who plays the man in the fez says: “People can expect two hours of solid family entertainment - music, magic and, of course, plenty of Tommy’s signature buffoonery.
“For hardcore Cooper fans and lovers of comedy alike, the show is a must as we delve into his vast catalogue of material and come up with some hidden gems as well as his sure-fire hits.
“Tommy was a comic genius, a true icon of the 20th century, and it’s an honour to be bringing his timeless sense of mischief to old and new audiences.”
Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show is at the Lighthouse on Saturday, July 22 at 7.45pm. Tickets £18. Book online lighthousepoole.co.uk or call 01202 280000