Jim Davidson's big break at Berwick

A world famous comedian will take to the stage for a two-night stint at a Northumberland theatre next week.

Friday, 18th November 2016, 09:41 am

Jim Davidson is stopping off at Berwick Maltings on Tuesday and Wednesday as part of his 22-date tour across the country.

Written and developed by Jim, 40 Years On is a heartfelt and autobiographical reflection on his long career in the business.

It promises to be funny, poignant and honest, looking back at Jim’s triumphs and tragedies, from his breakthrough on New Faces in 1976 through to winning Celebrity Big Brother in 2014.

Jim will take audiences on a trip down memory lane, and will regale them with never-before-heard stories as he reminisces on the highs, lows and controversies of a unique life spent in the public eye.

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Of 40 Years On Jim said: “I’m very much looking forward to sharing 40 Years On with audiences in theatres across the country.

“The piece is an honest and raw reflection of my life over the last 40 years, both in the spotlight and personally. Much of my life has been lived out with the nation watching so what better way to set the record straight and hear the stories, but from my perspective and it in my own words?”

Jim Davidson, OBE, first came to prominence in 1976 when he won TV talent show New Faces. Since then he has hosted family TV shows, including The Generation Game and Big Break.

Jim founded the British Forces Foundation in 2000 and his unrivalled work with British Service Personnel has included five visits to the Falkland Islands and countless engagements across the world entertaining British troops.

He was awarded an OBE for his services to charity in 2001 and has a Showbusiness Personality of The Year award from the Variety Club of Britain.

The show starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost from £19, available on 01289 330999.