Win tickets to see comedians Cannon and Ball

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COMEDIANS Cannon and Ball are heading back to the seaside - and you can see their latest show in our great competition.

Tommy Cannon and Bobby Ball are one of Britain’s funniest and most successful double acts and even after years of making people laugh, they are still enjoying every minute.

In their long career, they have achieved a string of honours that puts them among the all-time greats of showbusiness.

On TV, they have starred in their own series practically every year since 1979. They have also guested on all the major shows including Wogan, Parkinson, Des O’Connor, Sunday Night at the Palladium and several Royal Variety Shows.

They featured in a BBC documentary Funny Business based on double acts, which also included footage of comedy legends Martin and Lewis, Laurel and Hardy and Morecambe and Wise.

Joining them in an evening of fun and laughter at the Futurist Theatre in Scarborough is special guest Stu Francis, known as host of kids’ TV show Crackerjack and his own ITV show Crush a Grape.

Stu hails from the heart of Lancashire and started his showbiz career as a comedian in the holiday camps before progressing to cabarets, theatre and TV. Such was his rise to popularity that he was voted Comedian of the Year by The Stage newspaper.

He has established himself as a major pantomime attraction and when he is not chasing the fairy light he is equally at home on the cabaret stage – whether it be entertaining passengers on a cruise ship – in the theatre – at the end of a pier or at a corporate function.

The show is on Wednesdays 8 and 15 August at 8pm.

Seats cost £17, child under 14 £8, family ticket £42 (two adults and two children).

Call the Futurist on (01723) 365789/374500 or visit

* To find out how to win one of three family tickets each admitting two adults and two children, buy the Whitby Gazette this Friday (13 July).