Review: Eric and Little Ern, Newport Riverfront

Morecambe and Wise were the funniest comedy double act on television during the 1960s and 70s and even though their partnership ended when Eric Morecambe died of a heart attack in 1984 their popularity has endured. Ian Ashpitel and Jonty Stephens stage presentation Eric and Little Ern (Newport Riverfront, October 8) is therefore most welcome.Continue reading “Review: Eric and Little Ern, Newport Riverfront”

Review: Formby, The Riverfront, Newport

Ewan Wardrop’s much praised tribute show to entertainer George Formby played the final date of its current tour at Newport Riverfront on Friday evening. From the very young to the most senior in years, the show raised smiles from the offset as actor/ dancer/ comedian Ewan Wardrop delivered a charismatically choreographed one-man show performance ofContinue reading “Review: Formby, The Riverfront, Newport”

Artistic Director Tony Mercer Discusses The Nutcracker On Ice

The international ice dance sensation, The Imperial Ice Stars production of The Nutcracker on Ice starring ITV’s Dancing on Ice duo Keith Chegwin and Olga Sharutenkoc continues until Sunday November 17. Acclaimed Artistic Director, Tony Mercer, the world’s leading creator of contemporary theatre-on-ice, has once again teamed with four-time figure skating World Champion and dual Olympic goldContinue reading “Artistic Director Tony Mercer Discusses The Nutcracker On Ice”

On Stage: The Nutcracker On Ice, Wales Millennium Centre

Christmas may still be well over a month away but after witnessing the opening night of The Imperial Ice Stars production of The Nutcracker on Ice on Friday evening, it was impossible not to walk away feeling a tiny bit seasonal. The combination of Tchaikovsky’s music, colourfully designed sets and stunningly choreographed ice dance routines incorporatingContinue reading “On Stage: The Nutcracker On Ice, Wales Millennium Centre”

Keith Chegwin Discusses The Nutcracker On Ice

Keith Chegwin may be best remembered to a generation of TV viewers for his Saturday morning stints swapping children’s unwanted toys on freezing rugby pitches in TV’s Multi-Coloured Swap Shop or hosting the long running game show Cheggers Plays Pop but as he reminds me his career goes back much further than that. “I startedContinue reading “Keith Chegwin Discusses The Nutcracker On Ice”