Fez-tive magic as West End star brings comedy legend to life

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Daniel Taylor as Tommy Cooper

Back by popular demand – following a string of successful performances throughout 2015 and 2016, The Tommy Cooper Show returns to Theatr Clwyd this Christmas – just like that!

Daniel Taylor as Tommy Cooper
Daniel Taylor as Tommy Cooper

Joined by a superb supporting cast, Blood Brothers and West End star Daniel Taylor embodies the Caerphilly-born comedy icon, complete with Tommy’s distinct brand of magic and dazzling wordplay.

The show evokes nostalgia for Christmas entertainment of the past and delights audiences of all ages, celebrating the life of the man who could prompt laughter by simply entering a room.

The show sold out last time it was at Theatr Clwyd, so early booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

Having recently completed a tour of UK and Ireland in the iconic role of John Lennon with Lennon: Through A Glass Onion, which enjoyed an evening at Theatr Clwyd in September, Daniel Taylor is familiar with the challenges of resurrecting much-loved icons of entertainment.

Taylor is supported by Gareth Jones, the presenter formerly known as ‘Gaz Top’ (Gareth Jones on Speed, How 2, Get Fresh) as Cooper’s long suffering manager Miff Ferrie, and Sharon Byatt (My Kingdom, Bread, Coronation Street) as Cooper’s wife Gwen Henty.

Written by Ian Carroll and Daniel Taylor, originally conceived as a show for the Christmas period, The Tommy Cooper Show takes us on a journey from Tommy’s days in the army right up to the height of his national TV stardom. The Tommy Cooper Show remains a celebration of what made Tommy such a national treasure who brought joy and laughter to the British public. The production has the blessing of Tommy’s estate, and his daughter Vicky.

Daniel Taylor (Actor, Writer and Producer): ‘Tommy Cooper was given that wonderful and rare gift to make people laugh even if it was just by standing there. His comedy was innocent and appealed to all ages. His jokes will stand the test of time and will last for generations to come, as has been proven by the audience reaction to our show. He was also an incredible magician who worked tirelessly at his craft, especially when he purposely made the tricks go wrong.’ 

‘With regard to my interpretation, it happens ‘Just like that!’ I simply aim to bring him back to life. The innocence, mania, look, and of course that infectious laugh of his. There will simply be no entertainer like him again.’

The Tommy Cooper Show runs from December 20-31 at Theatr Clwyd, Mold, Flintshire at│ 7.45pm. Book for shows at Theatr Clwyd, Mold, FlinttHEAYTTRhire.