Anyone remember Freddie ‘Parrot Face’ Davies?
TV fans of a certain age will definitely recall the big personality with the bowler hat who blew raspberries every time he spoke. But whatever happened to him?
After the peak of his career in the 1960s and 1970s, Freddie never went away and continued a stellar career in showbiz which now spans six decades.
Now ‘Parrot Face’ is coming to Morecambe as headline act in The Best of British Variety Show at The Platform.
Freddie will return to his first love of stand-up on Friday, August 2 and reprise the bird-loving character which first shot him to fame on talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1964.
He went on to appear in TV and radio with his unique stand up routine before going into acting, starring in Disney film Funnybones alongside Jerry Lewis, Oliver Reed and Lee Evans.
He has has also appeared in Casualty, Heartbeat, Preston Front, Hetty Wainthrop investigates, Band of Gold, Medics, My Family, Last of the Summer Wine and as a talking painting in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Davies will be joined by a team of variety artistes including singers, magicians, jugglers and musical acts in a show for all the family.
The show is promoted by longtime entertainer and impresario Duggie Chapman and starts at 7.30pm.
Chapman promises this will be variety just as it used to be.
Tickets cost £13 for adults and £11 concessions.
Pop into the Visitor Information Centres at the Platform in Morecambe or the Storey in Lancaster or call 01524 582803.