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Old variety stars return to stage

PUBLISHED: 11:45 21 August 2009 | UPDATED: 11:37 06 July 2010

Roger De Courcey is set to perform with his friend Nookie Bear

Roger De Courcey is set to perform with his friend Nookie Bear

THE Best of British Variety Tour 2009 heads to the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft for a special night reuniting a host of entertainment stars from past decades.

THE Best of British Variety Tour 2009 heads to the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft for a special night reuniting a host of entertainment stars from past decades.

Cannon & Ball, Tom O'Connor, Faith Brown, Bucks Fizz, Roger De Courcey and Norman Collier are all to perform in the town on Friday, September 4 in a night that is sure to bring back many memories.

Headlining will be Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball, who are one of Britain's most successful double acts ever. In a career spanning over 40 years they have achieved a string of honours and recently appeared in ITV's I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

The host of the tour is Tom O'Connor, an accomplished quiz and game show host who also found success with his own television shows.

Actress, singer, comedienne and impressionist Faith Brown began her career at the age of 15 when she joined her brothers in a group The Carrolls. A solo musical career soon followed, during which time she appeared with Tom Jones and The Four Tops, before adding impressions into her act.

Bucks Fizz are renowned for winning the Eurovision Song Contest in 1981 with their skirt-ripping hit Making Your Mind Up. Since its formation the group have been through a number of different members, achieving three number one hits.

Roger De Courcey is one of Britain's leading ventriloquists, appearing several times at the London Palladium with his famous Nookie Bear. Roger started in show business as an opera singer, but in 1976 TV viewers were treated to the first ever appearance of Nookie when he won the final of New Faces.

Described as the comedian's comedian by Jimmy Tarbuck and the greatest original comedy talent of the 20th century by Eric Sykes, Norman Collier is a much admired performer. Amongst his many accolades is the honour of performing alongside Cliff Richard & The Shadows, Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey, Johnny Mathis and Howard Keel.

Tickets for The Best of British Variety Tour 2009 are on sale from the Marina Theatre box office by calling 01502 533200.


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