There’s a little bit of a dark cloud over Merseyside today as comedy legend Ken Dodd has passed away at the age of 90. Famous for his one liners, old fashioned music hall style entertainment, and lenghty shows, he will be sadly missed in Knotty Ash, land of the jam butty mine. I come from Pudsey, land of the treacle mine, so even if I never become a Liverpool legend like Mr Dodd was, at least we have yanking sticky sugary treats out of the ground in common!
Speaking of Liverpool stories, this weekend I saw the play Cammell Lairds 37 The Truth at the Theatre at the Casa. This poignant show tells the story of a 10 month strike at the Cammell Lairds shipyard in Birkenhead. The strike resulted in the imprisonment of 37 of the workers. Keep an eye out for my review which will be on How to Do Theatre soon.
I’m also excited to announce that I will be taking part in an evening of stories and music at the Tea House on Lark Lane, Liverpool, this Friday 16 March. Please come along if you can make it! It should be a lovely chilled out evening with entertainment, food and drink. “[T]he creme de la creme. That’s French for evaporated milk.” (Ken Dodd, 8 November 1927-11 March 2018)