Tickled: The Ken Dodd Story

Theatre (comedy)

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Variety died on the 11th of March 2018, the day Ken Dodd died. This brand-new one-man show celebrates the great King of Comedy, one of Britain's favourite comedians, who was the last of the great Music Hall stars of variety. But for one night only the Squire of Knotty Ash is back with a few tears and lots and lots of happiness. An affectionate hour backstage and onstage with the comedy genius, with a nod to some of his best routines and big hit songs. Not to be missed, prepare to be tickled.

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Ruth Box 42 days ago

I hadn't known a great deal about Ken Dodd's life, being almost too young to remember him - apart from what I'd seen on our little black and white tv as a child, but 'Tickled' brought some insight into the man behind the mirth. It was a light hearted show, with lots of little moments of laughter and majoring on happiness, but there were moments of reflection and pathos scattered throughout the merriment. David Robinson's script is well written and delivered with a sense of shuffling reminiscence that captures the essence of the comedian I remember from my childhood.

It's well worth a watch if you can catch the show in the last few days of its run. And you might even be tickled!

Dawn Patrick 42 days ago

Great show: witty, fun and well performed. Recommend for everyone who remembers Ken Dodd.

Wil Taylor 43 days ago

I was so glad that I saw this show. Having seen Ken live and marvelled at his stagecraft, I can honestly say that David Robinson presents a superb, deeply affectionate and at times moving portrayal of one of Britain's all time favourite funnymen. Weaving his back story, philosophy on life and faith amongst well observed comic routines and songs is no mean feat but the production team have managed to achieve this in abundance. This has been my favourite show of the Fringe so far and I would heartily recommend it to any fan of Ken, or classic British comedy in general. Tattiphilarious!

Ian Manassie 48 days ago

We saw this show yesterday and it was throughly enjoyable. One of our biggest regrets in life has not been to see Ken Dodd before he passed away so this was in all honesty the next best thing. It’s not just someone copying his show or a tribute act it’s quit simply a terrific show showing yes the public funny man that Ken Dodd was to the public but also a glimpse into what the man was like himself and his values in life. It was an excellent show and brilliantly portrayed. Lovely venue too.

Anne McIntyre 49 days ago

Wonderfully written and performed by David Robinson. He got the right balance between pathos and humour telling the story of a remarkable man. So sad that the audience was small, we tried our best to cheer/clap and sing to emulate a "Doddy" audience.
Please go and support this talented man, he absolutely deserves it! Well done David and thank you.x

John Clayton 50 days ago

This show is an enigma and I still don't understand why it had such a powerful effect. It's not sad or maudlin, but my partner and I were literaly on the verge of crying by the end. Maybe in part it's nostalgia for a vanished era and a missed character, maybe it's the performance, maybe it's both. It's not a depressing show at all, quite the opposite. I honestly don't know how it would be to someone who doesn't remember Ken Dodd. To those who do remember him, I think you're in for a treat.

Chris Foster 52 days ago

Beautifully delivered homage to one of Britain's greatest comics from a bygone, more innocent time. A wonderful show with it's heart very much in the right place.

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