Folk star Richard Digance visits Weston

PUBLISHED: 14:00 20 June 2013

Richard Digance.

Richard Digance.

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ONE of Britain's top comedy and musical performers, Richard Digance, will visit The Playhouse next month - and you could win tickets to the show.

Richard Digance is known as one of the great folk entertainers of the 1970s and 1980s and is also a world-acclaimed poet, author and artist.

He is also included in The Virgin Anthology of Songwriters for his important contribution to British comedy songwriting.

Richard has worked with a number of world-class artists including Steve Martin, Robin Williams, Roy Orbison, The Beach Boys, Elton John, Supertramp and Tom Jones.

His talent has been acknowledged through numerous awards within both the music and entertainment industries, from a BAFTA nomination as a TV entertainer to a gold award from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters for his services to live music.

On his own ITV Saturday-night show, which ran for a record 11 years, Richard played guitar with Queen’s Brian May, Status Quo, Chris de Burgh, Juan Martin and Elkie Brooks.

Richard Digance will be at The Playhouse on July 10 at 7.30pm. Tickets, priced £16.50, are available from the box office on 01934 645544 or via

The Mercury has teamed up with The Playhouse to offer three lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to the show.

To enter, simply answer the following question: How many years did Richard’s ITV Saturday night show run for?

Send your answer, plus your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number, to: Richard Digance competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, BS23 1LW by 9am on June 28.

Alternatively, you can click on the link in the right hand corner to enter.

Usual Archant rules apply and the editor’s decision is final. By entering this competition you are agreeing to be contacted by Archant.

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