By Alan Davies
Sunday, February 24, 2013
THE dynamic duo of Barry Cryer and his musical comedy partner Ronnie Golden promise a riotous, rip-roaring night of laughter and song in Hertford next month.
A glorious mix of Barry’s legendary jokes and stories alongside guitarist Ronnie’s skilful strumming and wicked wit will make ‘Going Gaga’ at Hertford Theatre on Friday, March 8 one to watch.
Expect songs that deal with the burning issues of the day: voluntary euthanasia, mobile phone frustrations, Stannah Stairlifts and... John Prescott!
As a comedy writer, Barry has supplied material for greats such as Morecambe & Wise, Tommy Cooper, Kenny Everett and Bob Hope.
Starting in stand-up during the 1950s, performing at the Windmill Theatre alongside fresh-faced hopefuls like Danny La Rue, Ronnie Corbett and Bruce Forsyth, he continues to travel the country performing solo shows and touring a live version of I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, BBC Radio 4’s flagship comedy jewel.
Under his real name Tony De Meur, Ronnie was lead singer/guitarist/songwriter for seminal cult rock band Fabulous Poodles, who achieved fame in America, outselling both The Clash and The Jam in the late 70s.
As an actor, he’s featured in various BBC TV shows like The Young Ones and Lenny Henry Show and he also played an MI6 agent in The Fourth Protocol alongside Michael Caine.
Tickets to see them at Hertford Theatre cost £15 from www.hertfordtheatre.com or ring the box office on 01992 531500.