A Night out in London with Cannon and Ball


Recorded live at the Dominion Theatre, London at their special show on Sunday 30th January 1983.



“…Bobby Ball attacks from the start. He picks a moon face from the audience. ‘E’s staring at me. Stop ‘im Tom! Stop ‘im!’ Cannon restrains his partner, easing him back from the front of the stage. Ball sees another threatening look across the footlights: he curls his lip and head butts the air. ‘I’ll get ‘im, Tom! Does ‘e know what ‘ospital food tastes like?’ And so it goes on – this wonderful, logical blend of comic jousting.”
Nigel Wigmore (The Guardian)

Now captured live on stage – the sparkling comedy and musical talents of Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball.

The familiar phrases, the familiar boots and braces! – they’re all there in this non-stop family entertainment spectacular from the heart of London’s theatreland. So just sit back at home and enjoy your night out!

“…They happen to be the most phenomenal British comedy success since window cleaners started confessing.”
Ned Chaillet (The Times)

“…The answer to making variety entertainment popular again.”
Judith Simons (Daily Express)

“…This is the age of Cannon and Ball and no question about it.”
Peter Hepple (The Stage)

“…The standing ovation received from the audience was a great thrill to the best comedians of the ’80s.”
Sharon Champman (Morning Star)


A night out in London with Cannon and Ball
Recorded live at the Dominion Theatre, tottenham Court Road, London W1

Colour. Approx running time: 60 mins.

Directed by Noel Green. Executive Producers: Peter Abbey, Laurie Mansfield, Stuart Littlewood.





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The show includes:

  • Bobby comes on and starts laughing at a woman at the front.
  • Bobby plays the Piano while Tommy tries to sing.
  • Tommy tries to show Bobby how to ‘pull’ a woman.
  • Tommy tries to do a magical act.
  • Bobby plays a trumpet while Tommy sings but Bobby isn’t really playing the trumpet.
  • Ends with them both singing He ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother


Picture Also released on the Video Gems label