Summer of events revealed at theatre

The Chucklebrothers, Barry and Paul backsatge before their performance at the futurist in Scarborough.

The Chucklebrothers, Barry and Paul backsatge before their performance at the futurist in Scarborough.

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FORMER Coronation Street star Bruce Jones joins favourites the Chuckle Brothers and Cannon and Ball for summer at a seafront venue near Whitby.

The three events will share the season at Scarborough’s Futurist Theatre starting with the Chuckles’ Barry Potty and his Full Blood Brother Paul in the Ghostly Shadows on July 28.

The Harry Potter spoof will then run on 4 August, 11, 25 and 1 September.

Bruce Jones, Corrie’s Les Battersby, will be joined by Hollyoaks’ Lee Otway, granddad and granddaughter 2 Grand who wowed the audience on Britain’s Got Talent and Sky TV’s Oliver.

Bruce Jones’s Summer Spectacular opens on 31 July and will run on 7 August, 14, 21, and 29.

“Anyone visiting Scarborough wanting a night of music, dancing in the aisles, laughter, stories of Corrie and value for money must come and see this show, “ said a spokesman.

Comedy duo Cannon Ball will play two dates: 10 and 24 August.

Also in the spring/ summer line-up at the Scarborough venue are spiritualist Derek Acorah (8 July), entertainer Joe Longthorne (22 August) and Ken Dodd (27 August). There is music from tribute acts Them Beatles (5 August); Super Trouper (24 April); and Back for Good, who celebrate the hits of Take That (19 August).

Dolly The Show: A Celebration Of the Leading Lady Of Country is on 20 August and Gary Mullen and the Works recreate the music of Queen on 28 August.

It’s back to the 1960s with Hit Parade Heroes Jet Harris, John Leyton and Mike Berry and The Flames on 12 August.

UWE Big Time American Wrestling show has been booked in for two dates, 9 August and 23 August.

Comedy is on the bill with Micky Flanagan on 16 April and Dave Spikey on 7 October.

The hit stage version of Calendar Girls arrives for a week from 19 September and children’s show The Tiger who Came to Tea is on 6 and 7 May.