Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, misfiring magic, trademark fez and quick-fire gags made him an international star.
“Just Like That!” embarks on a nationwide tour after sell-out success at the West End’s Museum of Comedy. This all-encapsulating show features John Hewer (Tony Hancock, Hancock’s Half Hour - The ‘Lost’ Episodes) giving “a perfect illusion of time travel” and delivering “nuances both obvious and subtle” as the man in the fez.
Complete with live musical accompaniment, this critically acclaimed tribute show is full of magic and mirth and is the perfect celebration of Britain’s favourite comedian.
The show visits the Halifax Playhouse on November 26 at 7.30pm - tickets at £12, £10 concession can be obtained from The Playhouse box office 01422 365998 or online via the website www.halifaxplayhouse.org.uk
lIn his day Tommy Cooper was one of the most sought after comedians in Britain.
At 6ft 4in tall his stage presence was such, people would fall about laughing before he even uttered a word.
In the same way Les Dawson made an act out of deliberately playing the piano badly, Cooper an esteemed member of the Magic Circle would embark on tricks that appeared to be going wrong before pulling the proverbial comedy rabbit from the hat. A truly unique talent.