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Bernie Clifton is one of the country’s most loved and most respected comics. A versatile entertainer, he has appeared on the Royal Variety Command Performance, is fondly remembered as compère of the BBC television show Crackerjack and has appeared on numerous television shows including his own series Theatre Royal.
Bernie has stated for a long time that he thinks good old fashioned “variety shows” are what have been missing in Blackpool for some years. He returns to his variety roots with his show Bernie Clifton’s Family Laughter Show this summer. He has hand-picked a number of his friends and colleagues to appear on his show during the season.
The resident ‘guest list’ will include singers Tony Benedict and Lynn Kennedy, both of whom are well known and respected as singers and are regularly seen touring in the hit show Kings of Swing. There will, of course, be an appearance from Bernie’s good friend Oswald the Ostrich...!
Special guests appearing in each show will be announced in the press, online at www.northpierblackpool.co.uk and on social networking sites every week. The variety of entertainment will include a well-known illusionist act, comedy and magic, plus a variety of entertainers who will help to provide something for all the family.
Many people are unaware that Bernie began his career as a professional singer. For the past three years Bernie has been the featured vocalist with the National Concert Orchestra of Great Britain, and theatre-goers can expect to hear one or two of Bernie’s excellent vocal renderings.
The show will also feature The North Pier Orchestra directed by the ubiquitous Greg Francis, who has been resident Musical Director at the world-famous Tower Ballroom and The Sands Venue in Blackpool.