[To avoid confusion, please note this post refers to 2014 shows - go here for details of forthcoming shows in 2015]
For psittacine fans everywhere, I bear the happy news that Freddie Davies will be doing two one man shows, telling stories from his recently published autobiography Funny Bones, in November. If you were lucky enough to catch him topping the bill on a recent variety tour this is a rare chance to experience full-on Freddie, as the publicity material for the shows explains:
There's a Tweet in store as legendary "Parrotface" funnyman Freddie Davies celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of his appearance on Opportunity Knocks with a unique evening of laughter, music, nostalgia and fun.On Saturday 22nd November he will be appearing at the Sarah Thorne Memorial Theatre, Broadstairs at 7.30pm - contact details here.
In a show of two halves you will hear this unique entertainer’s many hilarious and heart-warming stories from an amazing career before the spluttering Samuel Tweet stalks the stage once again complete with live band. Freddie has a few surprises up his sleeve so hold on to your hats for an evening of song, hilarious stand-up and silliness you'll never forget!
The following day, Sunday 23rd November he will be at St Mary's Bay Hall, Romney Marsh, an event sponsored by Channel Radio (above) - contact details here.
Here are the St Mary's Bay details from the above poster in slightly clearer form:
Before that, however, on Saturday 11th October Freddie will be appearing in the show Bobby Pattinson and Friends at the Empire Theatre, Consett, County Durham - details here.
You can an article about North East comic Bobby's longstanding friendship with Freddie here. They recently appeared together at a charity show in Whitley Bay Playhouse - remarkably, this was after a gap of some fifty seven years. Bobby gave Freddie a job as conjuror in his concert party when Freddie was doing his National Service in 1957.
Buy Freddie Davies's autobiography Funny Bones from amazon (paperback) or direct from Scratching Shed Publishing (paperback or limited edition hardback)