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Steve Royle as Dan Leno: A Royal Jester

Event

Steve Royle as Dan Leno: A Royal Jester
Title:
Steve Royle as Dan Leno: A Royal Jester
When:
Sat, 23. March 2019, 7:30pm - Sun, 24. March 2019
Where:
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Category:
Theatre

Description

DAN LENO - A ROYAL JESTER!

Starring
STEVE ROYLE
From BBC Radio Lancashire & ‘Phoenix Nights’



Written & Directed By
David Slattery-Christy

This exciting new play charts the life of Dan Leno who developed his skills as an artist in the Northern and Lancashire Music Halls and became a champion clog dancer, acrobat and comedian. He then went on to become a huge celebrity in the London theatres and established his name as the pre-eminent pantomime star at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, where he created some iconic dame roles, and became a favourite of King Edward VII and the Royal family.

 

“A supreme performance by Steve Royle…” (Lancashire Evening Post)

“An utter triumph” (Alt Blackpool)

“Slattery-Christy’s ability as a writer really shines” (Colin Davies)

“There is tragedy and there is comedy but in drama when the two melt together like twilight into evening, then you know you are witnessing something very special…” (Entertainment Then & Now)

“He fully inhabits the role and simply is Dan Leno” (Julian Wilde – Evening Gazette)


Tickets: Adults £10, Concessions £8

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David Slattery-Christy said: "This play has been in my head for a long time – but it wasn’t until I saw Steve Royle’s performance in a show last year that I finally discovered an artist who I felt could portray Dan Leno and his comedy. Dan’s story is funny and sad in equal measure – and the play also includes some classic music-hall songs of the period.”
 
“I am flattered and thrilled to be asked to play this legendary music-hall star,” said Steve Royle, adding, “Dan Leno was as passionate about pantomime as I am and hopefully I will be able to do him justice? I began as an actor with Oldham Theatre Workshop 30 years ago and I look forward to taking on the role with excitement and fear in equal measure.”

Cast

Steve Royle - Dan Leno
Andy CookeDoctor Savage / Herbert Beerbohm Tree
Jordan KennedyHenry Wild Galvin (Dan’s brother)
Laura NicolLydia Leno (Dan’s wife)
Louise SteggalsNurse Kelly
 
Choreography: Debra Smyth 
Costumes: Gillian Wood            Sound Design: David Brown
Set Design & Construction: Graham Greenwood & Christyplays
 
Photos © Andy Hollingworth Archive


Venue

Location:
Chorley Little Theatre
Street:
Dole Lane, Chorley
ZIP:
PR7 2RL
Country:
United Kingdom