UK Tour 2009
UK Tour 2009
Brian Conley returned to the stage this spring when he embarked on his UK Tour to showcase the best sketches from his magnificent television series ‘The Brian Conley Show’. Supported by a full cast of singers and dancers, ‘The Best of Brian Conley’ was an entertainment spectacular with some of Brian’s best loved characters. The tour kicked off on the 1st April 2009 at the Bristol Hippodrome and continued across the UK until 3rd May.
Combining a first-rate mix of comedy, dancing and singing the show allowed Brian to share with his audience his roots in theatre. With special guests including; dare-devil ‘Dangerous Brian’, ‘Larry the Loafer’, ‘Nick Frisbee’ and the legendary ‘Al Jolson’ all set to make an appearance, the show was a fabulously entertaining hit night out for all to enjoy!
Brian was joined by West End performers Sam Hiller (Phantom of the Opera) and Alison Gill, also the comedy ventriloquist Gareth Oliver from Britain’s Got Talent and Brian’s sensational dancers made up a cast that guaranteed to leave the audience a night of entertainment to remember.
Huge successes on stage and screen have cemented Brian as one of UK’s favourite entertainers. Following his outstanding lead performance in the musical ‘Jolson’ in 1995 which won him accolades from critics, public and fellow artistes including Bob Hope, who, after seeing the show, told Brian, ‘Son – you’ve got it all’. During the run he was visited by, amongst others, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman, Peter O’Toole and Shirley Bassey – and ‘Jolson’ finished up winning the prestigious Olivier Award for Best Musical. In Summer 2008 Brian went on to play the lead character in the Chichester’ Theatre’s production of ‘The Music Man’ .
In a career that has spanned more than 20 years Brian has had numerous shows on ITV including ‘The Brian Conley Show’, ‘Time After Time’ ,‘Brian Conley – Alive and Dangerous’ and ‘The Grimley’s’, all achieving audiences in excess of 12 million.
|01-Apr-09||BRISTOL – Hippodrome|
|02-Apr-09||TUNBRIDGE WELLS – Assembly Halls|
|03-Apr-09||SOUTHEND – Cliffs Pavilion|
|04-Apr-09||MAIDSTONE – Leisure Centre|
|05-Apr-09||HIGH WYCOMBE – Swan Theatre|
|06-Apr-09||DORKING – Dorking Halls|
|08-Apr-09||BIRMINGHAM – Alexandra Theatre|
|16-Apr-09||PORTSMOUTH – The Guildhall|
|17-Apr-09||COLCHESTER – Charter Hall|
|18-Apr-09||CAMBRIDGE – Corn Exchange|
|19-Apr-09||CHELTENHAM – Town Hall|
|20-Apr-09||LEAMINGTON SPA – Spa Theatre|
|21-Apr-09||FOLKESTONE – Leas Cliff Hall|
|22-Apr-09||CHATHAM – Central Hall|
|23-Apr-09||GRAVESEND – Woodville Halls|
|27-Apr-09||NORWICH – Theatre Royal|
|28-Apr-09||EASTBOURNE – Congress Theatre|
|29-Apr-09||IPSWICH – Regent Theatre|
|30-Apr-09||CROYDON – Fairfield Halls|
|01-May-09||SHEFFIELD – City Hall|
|02-May-09||STOKE ON TRENT – Victoria Hall|
|03-May-09||OXFORD – New Theatre|