Andy Ford back on stage for new tour

PUBLISHED: 13:00 11 May 2012

Andy Ford

Andy Ford

The Bristol Hippodrome

COMEDY favourite and panto regular Andy Ford will return to The Bristol Hippodrome on Sunday with his stand-up show for all the family.

The comedian recently featured in performing arts magazine The Stage and Television Today as one of the top 10 comedians in Britain.

He began his professional career at the age of 12 and learned his stagecraft as a teenager, joining his first band at the age of 14.

After a few singles and airplay on BBC Radio One, he moved to the cabaret scene and was eventually chosen in 1997 to appear on ITV’s Big Big Talent Show.

From there he performed on the bill at the Royal Variety Show, starred in a number of TV shows and performed alongside such performers as Rod Stewart, Westlife, Sir Cliff Richard, The Two Ronnies and Ben Elton.

He has become well-known on the pantomime circuit in recent years, having starred in The Bristol Hippodrome’s pantomime in 2009 alongside Joe Swash and Kara Tointon.

He returned the following year to perform with Barbara Windsor and Coronation Street’s Eric Potts in Dick Whittington, and then again last year to star opposite David Hasselhoff.

The show will feature a special guest, and start at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £17, are available from

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