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REVIEW: Jimmy Tarbuck as fresh and energetic as ever




Theatre Royal 2015 Spring Season: Jimmy Tarbuck OBE ANL-150701-114740001
Theatre Royal 2015 Spring Season: Jimmy Tarbuck OBE ANL-150701-114740001

When Jimmy Tarbuck bounded onto the stage of the Theatre Royal Bury St Edmunds on Saturday, he looked as fresh and energetic as the young comic who took TV by storm in the 1960’s.

Not bad for a man who recently celebrated his 75th birthday. When comedy is in your bones, there’s nothing like a live audience to get the adrenaline going.

He obviously still has the appetite to make an audience laugh, and laugh we did. After opening with slides and clips from his career the man himself held the packed audience in the palm of his hand for the next two hours.

On more than one occasion he mentioned what a beautiful theatre Bury has and it’s amazing acoustics, which ensured the laughter and sing alongs rang loud and true around the auditorium.

Interspersed with the jokes, both old and new, Tarby took us on a showbiz journey of stories and stars, with anecdotes from Royal Variety performances, pantomimes, and his beloved London Palladium.

He told tales of the comic greats such as, Eric Morecambe, Eric Sykes, Les Dawson and Tommy Cooper, all now sadly gone.

Tarby is one of the last of the old guard left but he’s still as topical and funny as ever.

He was relaxed and happy in his natural home, live on stage, just telling stories and making people laugh and long may he continue to do so.



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