One-man George Formby show

Following George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars, a unique one-man performance offers a fascinating slice of his life at the Lowry in Salford next week.

Saturday, 31st August 2013, 6:00 am
Ewan Wardrop as George Formby
Ewan Wardrop as George Formby

Opening to critical acclaim at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Formby is not only a celebration of one of Britain’s greatest performers, but a funny, touching and thoughtful look at the life of an essentially ordinary man with an extraordinary talent.

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This production features many of Formby’s classic hits brilliantly recreated by Ewan Wardrop on the ukulele, including: Blackpool Rock, Leaning on a Lamp-post, When I’m Cleaning Windows, TT Races, Mr Wu and more.

It runs from next Thursday to Saturday. Box Office: 0843 208 6005 or www.thelowry.com.