THE KEN DODD CELEBRATION HAPPINESS SHOW Southport Theatre – Saturday 24th May, 7pm May 22nd, 2014 admin Latest News Latest Whats On Shares Comments THE KEN DODD CELEBRATION HAPPINESS SHOW Southport Theatre – Saturday 24th May, 7pm Experience the genius of a true comedy legend, icon and national treasure as he celebrates 60 years of entertaining audiences during a lifetime of happiness and laughter. KEN DODD is celebrating his 60th Anniversary Year as a professional entertainer in 2014, so come and enjoy this fun-filled Happiness Show for all the family, with non-stop gags and a selection of songs presented in Ken’s unique and varied style: Everything from ballads to grand opera! He became a professional entertainer in 1954 and just a little over 10 years later he made his debut at the famous London Palladium – where he enjoyed an unprecedented record breaking 42 week sell-out season! In 1965 he replaced his fellow Merseysiders The Beatles (then at the peak of their popularity) from No.1 spot in the pop charts with ‘Tears’ and today it proudly occupies 10th position in the Top 20 best-selling records of all time. His string of hits includes ‘Love Is Like A Violin’ and his signature tune ‘Happiness’ and unsurprisingly, singing plays a prominent part in his stage act. His vocal range includes everything from the classics to pop music and even grand opera! But it is his undoubted genius as a comedian that stamps Ken Dodd out as a showbiz legend. Indeed, away from his hectic touring schedule, Ken became recipient of the prestigious ‘Living Legend’ award from The British Comedy Society. He also received a Lifetime Achievement Award in the British Comedy Awards and has been voted The Greatest Merseysider of all time – an accolade which relegated John Lennon and Paul McCartney into joint runner-up spot! Most recently has was voted Legend of Comedy 2014 in the prestigious Leicester Festival of Comedy. He’s been a bill-topper throughout his entire career and has starred in countless Royal Variety Shows (the most recent in the presence of HM The Queen and The Duke Of Edinburgh) and in sell-out record-breaking seasons at theatres like the London Palladium and Blackpool Opera House. On television and radio he’s enjoyed his own series, been honoured in a special one-hour ‘This Is Your Life’ tribute, and his hugely successful and award-winning ’An Audience With Ken Dodd’ TV special and sell-out video, was followed with the equally successful ‘Another Audience With Ken Dodd’ and ‘The Ken Dodd Live Laughter Tour’. . Tickets £18.50 & £20.50 available ATG Tickets 0844 8713021* www.atgtickets.com/southport* *subject to booking & administration fees Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07930717137 Email [email protected] Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Related Comments comments!