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In Comedy Bonanza 2002, with the Barron Knights, the Roly Poly's, Matt Slack and Danny Adams


Dates

Thursday July 4th - Saturday 26th October.
Mondays, Tuesdays and Fridays at 8pm
Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 6:15pm and 8:45pm


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Programme

Cannon and Ball

Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball are one of Britain's funniest and most successful double acts. In a career spanning over 30 years they have achieved a string of honours that includes them among the all-time greats of showbusiness.

On television they have starred in their own series practically every year since 1979. They have also 'guested' on all the major shows including Wogan, Parkinson, Des O'Connor, Sunday Night at the Palladium and several Royal Variety Shows. They featured in a BBC Documentary Funny Business, based on double acts, which also included footage of comedy legends Martin Lewis, Laurel and Hard and Morecambe and Wise.

To add to their pedigree, they remain the only act to have won three separate National Club Awards and be named as Variety Club Personalities of the Year. Their feature film The Boys in Blue in addition to its cinema success, has gone on to become a video best seller. The boys have also been the subject of This is Your Life!

During the 1970s they built a strong reputation around the UK cabaret club circuit for being a great live act. They also toured extensively in the hotel circuits of Australia and South Africa.

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Tom and Bob have broken records in theatres all over the UK, including London. In 1981 they played a six-week season at the Dominion Thetre. Every seat was sold before the show opened, and in 1988 their pantomime Babes in the Wood broke all previous pantomime records at the world famous London Palladium, where Cannon and Ball created the record for the largest box office amount taken in one week in British theatre history.

Rock with Laughter 96 fulfilled Tommy and Bobby's ambition to start in their own Rock 'n' Roll spectacular, their first Summer Season for producers AMG

After an extensive Autumn Tour and a trip to Israel, the boys played 'The Chinese Policeman' in Aladdin at the Theatre Royal, Newcastle and again at the Grand Theatre, Wolverhampton

They have appeared on many TV shows including The Des O'Connor Show, Noel Edmonds' House Party, Talking Telephone Numbers and The Generation Game.

In the spring of 1999 the boyes appeared at various theatres across the country starring in An Evening at the Music Hall, whilst continuing their tour of An Audience With.

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The boys played full houses at their Summer Season in 1999 at the Blackpool Grand Theatre, the season was the most succesful summer Blackpool has ever had!

The 1999/2000 pantomime season saw the boys play the Regent Theatre, Stoke on Trent for the production Cinderella, co-starring Melinda Messenger and Britt Ekland.

The early part of 2000 saw the boys starring and touring in various shows throughout the UK's theatres. Summer Season 2000 featured the successful Comedy Bonanza show (which broke box office records) at The Princess Theatre, Torquay for 10 weeks from the 23rd July including Sundays at The Pavilion Theatre, Bournemouth. Pantomime 2000/2001 saw the boys star at The Alhambra Theatre, Bradford.

Even after nearly 30 years of making people laugh, 2001 saw Tommy and Bobby back out on the road and enjoying every minute. They are looking forward to entertaining for many years to come.

Other acts

Other acts

Roly Polys (top left), Matt Slack (top right),
Barron Knights (bottom left), Danny Adams (bottom right)


Programme

Brian Rogers Dancers
Cannon and Ball
The Roly Polys
Brian Rogers Dancers
Danny Adams
The Barron Nights

Interval

Brian Rogers Dancers
Matt Slack
Brian Rogers Dancers
Cannon and Ball
Finale

Finale
Show finale