Bernie Clifton From Las Vegas Live on Stage
Saturday 8th September 7.30pm
Tickets £13, TheatreCards £11.50
Join Bernie as he looks back at his incredible journey.
From dodging a German Bomb at the age of 5 to a standing ovation in Las Vegas, this lively octogenarian, (he can’t believe it either) tells of his hilarious adventures.
How he met the Queen and Yul Brynner on the same day.
How he travels the world following the England Football team in a Brass Band, carrying a Trombone he can’t play.
Then there’s the time he jumped in a Microlite Aeroplane (and took off) to satisfy the National Press, forgetting to mention he’d never had a lesson.
Oh and there’s the odd London Marathon, on the back of an Ostrich.
Much, much more to tell, this is a Show to suit all ages.
Come and see him entertain in his own unique style including his peerless versions of some beautiful Ballads including songs such as 'Impossible Dream' which he sang on the ‘Voice’ plus his 'Vegas' song ‘One Moment in Time’, this show is set to bring the Las Vegas vibe to Louth, get your tickets quick!
Bernie Clifton is one of the most original comedians around, Bernie’s engaging style and zany, visual humour have made him a star of pantomime, summer season, concert, cabaret, radio and television – as popular now as he was forty years ago. His most recent Television appearance was for ITV in the Hit Show “LAST LAUGH IN VEGAS” along with other luminaries including; Canon and Ball, Mick Miller, Su Pollard and Anita Harris.
Following an appearance at the Edinburgh Fringe the Guardian wrote…“Clifton is a certifiable genius…This warm uncynical lunatic in the funny suit is the spiritual father of Vic Reeves, Harry Hill and Johnny Vegas….He’s not just a nutter with a flightless-bird fixation. Au contraire: Clifton is God”.
Born on Merseyside, Bernie’s long time obsession with visual comedy stems from conversations with his mentor Les Dawson. Heeding Dawson’s wise advice, Bernie found continued success both in Cabaret, Theatre and Television to the ultimate high point, being chosen for the Royal Variety Show where the Queen was reported to be crying with laughter as he ran amok aboard his Ostrich. This led to many more TV appearances alongside a burgeoning career in all forms of light entertainment. His time aboard
the QE2 took him around the world several times where his visual humour transcended all language barriers.
Bernie was alongside Peter Kay in the ‘Amarillo’ video which went to number one and stayed there for several weeks and he recently hosted a Radio 4 special, I found a Tenor… Richard Tauber Revived, giving him an opportunity to reveal his oft neglected singing talent.
Apart from his weekly ‘Liveish’ show on Radio Sheffield and constant ‘gigging’, he plays trombone with the England Football Band and never misses a chance to take to the skies over his north Derbyshire home in his beloved Microlight.
He is currently finishing his autobiography and assembling material for a forthcoming album.
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