Stage Review Feb 2010
To cabaret fans in the north, it is always puzzling that
the brilliant master comedian and storyteller Johnnie Casson is so rarely
seen on our television screens these days. Rampant ageism in television-land?
In any event, Casson quickly reduced an early evening audience to a creased
up, moist-eyed bunch of laughter stricken victims and soon everyone in the
room was vibrating with unrestrained and uncontrollable mirth. In my view
a modern day Al Read, Casson has to be one of the funniest men this country
has ever produced. In short, a comedy one-off..
Gracie Fields Theatre
Cricket St Thomas
Wakefield Theatre Royal
(with Mick Miller)
Halifax Victoria Theatre