Just Like That! Wales Own Tommy Cooper Celebrated!

A stage show based on the life and work of one of South Wales most famous sons will come to Newport Riverfront next February.

Caerphilly’s Tommy Cooper was a true comic genius. His impeccable timing, love of slapstick and quick-fire gags made him an international star. Complete with his trademark fez and a plethora of misfiring magic, the man is an undisputed icon of live entertainment.

Commemorating over 30 years since his passing, Just Like That! a show of magic, music and mirth is the perfect celebration of Britain’s top comedian and features all of Tommy’s classic gags combined with lesser-known gems lovingly selected from his joke archive and extensive magic routines.

he show has the support of Tommy’s daughter, Vicky, who says: “It’s an incredible honour that my father is being remembered 30 years on through the spirit of this wonderful production. If Tommy were floating around here today he would have loved the fact that he was still bringing laughter into people’s lives.”

John Hewer who plays the man in the fez says: “People can expect two hours of solid family entertainment – music, magic and, of course, plenty of Tommy’s signature buffoonery. For hardcore Cooper fans and lovers of comedy alike, the show is a must as we delve into his vast catalogue of material and come up with some hidden gems as well as his sure-fire hits.  Tommy was a comic genius, a true icon of the 20th century, and it’s an honour to be bringing his timeless sense of mischief to old and new audiences.”

Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show comes to Newport Riverfront on February 4. For ticket details visit tickets.newportlive.co.uk