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Talented entertainer plays role of much-loved George Formby

Malvern Editorial 21st Mar, 2014 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

TALENTED entertainer Ewan Wardrop takes to the stage in Malvern next month in a show which tells the story of one of the country’s greatest performers.

Following successful tours in 2012 and 2013, Wardrop’s smash-hit ‘Formby’ returns to venues all over the UK which charts the rise of star George Formby. It is one of 25 shows, he is performing on a 25-show national tour.

The show, presented by Salida Productions, takes place on Thursday, April 10  at Malvern Theatre’s Forum Theatre starting at 7.45pm.

A major star of stage and screen in the 1930s and 1940s, Formby was famed for his comical songs which featured the playing of his famous ukulele. He is well known for his song ‘When I’m Cleaning Windows’.

Wardrop, who is a singer, actor and musician, plays the role of Formby in the one-man performance show as well as other key characters who played a part in the star’s life.

The show tells the story of Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to become one of Britain’s biggest stars on the planet and features many of hits classic hits, recreated by Wardrop on the ukulele, including Blackpool Rock, Leaning On a Lamp-Post, When I’m Cleaning Windows, TT Races, Mr Wu and many more.

Wardrop, who initially trained as a dancer, has played leading roles in Swan Lake, Nutcracker and The CarMan. He has also worked with companies including Complicite, the Royal Shakespeare Company and award-winning comedy acapella group Barbershopera.

Tickets for the show cost from £16.24 and are available by visiting www.malvern-theatres.co.uk or by calling the Box Office on 01684 892277.

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