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Liverpool actor Daniel Taylor is heading to Glastonbury with his show that celebrates comedy legend Tommy Cooper

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Liverpool actor Daniel Taylor is heading to Glastonbury with his show that celebrates comedy legend Tommy Cooper
Credit: Eva Ragoo

Liverpool performer Daniel Taylor will be putting the Fez in festival as he brings his show celebrating one of Britain’s best entertainers to the Glastonbury stage this month.

Taking a detour from his UK tour via Somerset, Daniel Taylor Productions Ltd will present The Very Best of Tommy Cooper – Just Like That – billed as one of the top ten attractions at the Glastonbury Festival for 2023.

This hilarious show was written and produced by Danny who recently took part in BBC1’s Unbreakable with his partner Shirley Ballas, head judge of Strictly Come Dancing, as well as performing acclaimed roles in Something About George, Lennon Through a Glass Onion and Blood Brothers.

Tommy Cooper
Credit: Eva Ragoo

Award-winning West End star Danny steps into Tommy’s gigantic shoes and does an amazing job of bringing this comic genius back to life – recapturing his trademark mayhem and misfiring magic for anyone who missed the original or for those who were left wanting more. 

With the blessings of the great man’s daughter Vicky, the show brings you the very best of Cooper’s beloved one-liners, dazzling wordplay and celebrated tricks, including Glass/Bottle, Dappy Duck, Spot the Dog and Jar/Spoon – as well as a few fascinating insights into the entertainer’s life on and off stage.

It’s a dream come true for Danny who can’t wait to perform at the largest greenfield music and arts festival in the world. 

Danny said:

“I’m absolutely over the moon to be taking the show to Glastonbury – one of the biggest events in British culture. We’re performing at a prime-time slot on one of the main stages and the festival organisers have made it one of main attractions to see this year along with Elton John, the Arctic Monkeys and many other legends. 

“Tommy was given that wonderful and rare gift to make people laugh, often by simply standing there. His most-loved routines draw on an innocent sense of humour that appeals to all ages and still stands the test of time.

“While I know it will be a hit with the older festivalgoers, I can’t wait to share Tommy’s comic genius with a younger generation and see his timeless jokes stand up for themselves.”

If you’re going to Glastonbury, head to the Astrolabe Theatre where Danny will be performing from 23-25 June at 6.45pm (5.55pm on the Sunday).

Epstein Theatre

But if you can’t make it to Glasto, don’t worry you can catch the show about Toomy Cooper at the Epstein Theatre on Friday, 9th June at 7.30pm.

So, whether you’re a longtime Tommy Cooper fan, or new to his comedic charms, don’t miss this fabulously funny show which appeals to all ages with its clever blend of magic and classic gags and is guaranteed to give you a night you will never forget.

Tickets are £20 and guaranteed to sell out so book fast to avoid disappointment.

Over 30 years since Tommy passed away on stage after a heart attack, Danny will be raising money and awareness along the tour to help install defibrillators in every performing venue across the UK and will be collecting donations at the Epstein Theatre on the night.

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