Variety is back with a capital V as legendary British Entertainers Jimmy Tarbuck OBE and Kenny Lynch OBE, swap their golf clubs for a unique night of comedy and music in the company of talented friends.
Jimmy who is recognised worldwide as one of the masters of light entertainment, will take audiences back to the golden days of entertainment, when families would gather around the television to watch him host Sunday Night at The London Palladium, Live From Her Majesty’s and Tarby & Friends. These classic shows featured the very best in song, dance and comedy, performed by some of the greatest performers in the world. Now in 2018 Swing With Laughter recreates those magical shows and adds a modern flavour for audiences of today, who are enjoying the current revival in variety.
Great talent is featured in abundance with Jimmy being joined on stage by singer, songwriter, comedian and entertainer Kenny Lynch, who will be performing his many hits including the Number One, million seller “Up on the Roof” and “Stand By Me”. “Carry On” star, singer, dancer and West End leading lady Anita Harris – who certainly knows about variety having appeaered in seven Royal Command Performances will regale the audience with annecdotes from her amazing career while performing hits such as “Just Loving You” and “The Anniversary Waltz”. Both Kenny and Anita come direct from headlining at The Orleans Casino in Las Vegas and are featured in the new ITV series “Last Laugh In Vegas”. Fans of the eighties satire classic “Spitting Image” will certainly be aware of the multi-talented impressionist Jessica Martin. Having provided the voices of many popular characters, she went on to star in the hit ITV show “Copy Cats” and since then has demonstrated her vocal talents while starring in West End shows such as “Me and My Girl”. In this show she will also be performing her acclaimed tribute to Judy Garland, which she had the honour of performing at a Royal Command Performance.
As Jimmy headlines the show, the role of compere goes to David Alacey. Between introducing the fabulous stars of the show, David who is acknowledged as one of the world’s greatest interpreters of Swing music, will be saluting legends such as Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett and his own dear friend Buddy Greco. The great variety shows were known for having superb bands and stunning dancers and “Swing With Laughter” will not disappoint in either of those departments, with Buddy’s own band – The Buddy Greco All-stars under the direction of Mac Shone and the senasational L.A Showgirls joining the cast on stage.
While we may not be able to watch Jimmy introduce stars such as Tommy Cooper, Morcambe and Wise or Andy Williams, in our living rooms every Sunday night anymore. Swing with Laughter allows us to experience the magic of variety and true entertainment greats one more time and once again we are in safe hands as that man – Jimmy Tarbuck is at the helm, knocking the ball of comedy straight down the midde as only he can!
Memories Are Made Of This!
“A FABULOUS MIXTURE OF CLASSIC COMEDY AND SWINGING MUSIC – NOT TO BE MISSED!” John Judge – The Daily Telegraph
“THIS SHOW SCORES A HOLE IN ONE – 10 OUT 10!” Danny Lawrence – Gateway FM