Cissie And Ada Back On Blackpool Grand’s Stage After 30 Years
Cissie and Ada, the immortal comic characters created by the late, great Les Dawson and his long-suffering sidekick Roy Barraclough grace the Grand Theatre’s stage once more- 30 years on!
Cissie and Ada an Hysterical Rectomy will be showing at the Grand Theatre Blackpool from Monday 15 to Tuesday 16 July 2013.
Broadway Theatre and Cutting the Strings Theatre Company are pleased to announce that Les Dawson’s comic creation Cissie and Ada will once again appear at on the Grand Theatre’s stage thirty years after their first stage appearance in the Laugh with Les Show as part of the Grand’s 1983 Summer Season.
Originally directed and staged by Barrie Stead, Les headlined the show with the Rolypolys as special guests, alongside singer Katie Budd and the Maurice Merry’s Musicmakers.
Roy Barraclough joined Les to perform a range of Cissie and Ada sketches for the twice nightly shows.
The Cissie and Ada characters celebrated on Blackpool’s Comedy Carpet first appeared on the Sez Les TV show in the 1970’s, and came about by Les and Roy improvising two northern women whilst waiting around during the TV rehearsals.
The two comedians had developed their personas around the earlier comedy of Norman Evans, who had created a similar role as a women gossiping over the garden wall.
Cutting the Strings Theatre Company has secured the rights to the original sketches written by comedy writer Terry Ravenscroft which were unperformed for thirty years.
The play Cissie and Ada an Hysterical Rectomy will include many of the memorable classic scripts that are woven around Dawson’s later life story.
Two former Coronation Street favourites Eric Potts (Diggory) and Steven Arnold (Ashley) join Steve Nallon (famous for his Mrs Thatcher impersonation live and on seminal satirical TV show Spitting Image) and actress Natasha Magigi.
Cissie and Ada: An Hysterical Rectomy is directed by John Jackson Almond whose directing credits include Elegies for Angels, Punks & Raging Queens 2010 UK Revival (Shaw Theatre), An Audience with Kerry Ellis (Shaw Theatre) and Romeo & Juliet Shots (Young Vic).
At the Grand Theatre Blackpool see the immortal comic characters Cissie and Ada come back to life in the hilarious new play Cisse and Ada A Hysterical Rectomy from Monday 15 to Tuesday 16 July.
Tickets from £12.50 Booking and Transaction Fees Apply
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