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"Jus' Like That!" Tommy Cooper comedy at Garrick 3 Apr 03 confirmed!!
It is now confirmed that Jus' Like That! , a comedy about the late Tommy Cooper, will open at the Garrick Theatre on 8 Apr 02, following previews from 3 Apr 03, and booking to 21 Jun 03 .
Booking Is Now Open!!
The show features Jerome Flynn as Tommy Cooper. He is best known for his portrayal of 'Paddy Garvey' in fiveseries of "Soldier Soldier". He also had great success with Robson Green as the singing partnership 'Robson and Jerome'. His theatre work includes plays with the RSC, the Young Vic and the Royal Court.
The show also features six dancing girls in the 4-set play.
It is created and written by John Fisher, directed by Simon Callow, with design by Christopher Woods and lighting by Nick Richings. Choreography by Craig Revel Horwood and magic by Geoffrey Durham. It has original music by Paul Bateman.
The show is touring prior to the West End: It is at Malvern ( 5 -15 Mar 03) ; Oxford (17 - 22 Mar 03); and Plymouth 24 - 29 Mar 03) .
One of the nation's most beloved natural clowns is brought vividly to live in this show. All the familiar trademarks are here - the fez, the laugh, the 'hats' routine, the bottle and the glass - just like that. But the play also offers an insight into the more private man providing a behind the scenes insight in to the working life of the manic magician. The play is set on the night Tommy Cooper died on stage at Her Majesty's Theatre in 1984 of a heart attack.