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Monday, May 9, 2011

One Man Show Dan Leno: The Kings Jester to be Performed at The Met

The Met welcomes Dan Leno: The Kings\’s Jester, a one man show performed by Tony Lidington on Wednesday 25 May at 7.30pm.

Dan Leno was the greatest Music Hall star of all time: the first stand-up comic, the best-loved pantomime dame and the world champion clog dancer with a strong line in character-based skits… he was, quite simply, the comic genius of his age and his work laid the foundations for contemporary British comedy.

Dan Leno blazed a trail long before Ronnie Barker\’s monologues, Les Dawson\’s wordplays, David Walliams\’ cross-dressing, Michael Flattley & Max Wall\’s feet of flame or even Chaplin\’s struggling little tramp.

With live musical accompaniment, this romp through entertainment history brings the Nineteenth Century showman to life and with it, an understanding of how British comedy has evolved.

\”It is a compelling performance from Lidington, admirably played with enormous and infectious delight. Here is a show to be admired, respected, enjoyed and cheered.\” The Stage

Tickets are £10 or £6 concessions or £5 if you\’re under 26. To book please call the ticket office on 0161 7612216 or go to www.themet.biz