Win tickets to see Lionel Blair in The Good Old Days

PUBLISHED: 11:24 17 July 2014 | UPDATED: 11:52 17 July 2014

Lionel Blair.

Lionel Blair.

Matt Frost 2011

LIONEL Blair will be performing at Weston's Playhouse in August - and told the Mercury how much he is looking forward to it.

The actor, tap dancer and television presenter rose to fame when his dance troupe appeared on a number of television variety shows in the 1960s.

He is now playing a starring role in The Good Old Days.

He told the Mercury: “I am so looking forward to it. It’s a lovely place. I’ve never performed in Weston before. I think it’s our first date so I hope it goes well.

“I went to Weston for a charity thing once a long time ago but I have played Bristol a lot.

“It’s an entertainment show older people can come to and enjoy. It’s familiarity – that’s what they love about it.

“It’s totally interactive. We break down the fourth wall and are not just playing to ourselves. They are totally involved.

“When we get to the chorus, we say ‘join in’ and they do and it’s a lovely feeling.”

Lionel Blair will be performing in The Good Old Days at The Playhouse on August 26 at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £21.50, are available from or the box office on 01934 645544.

n The Mercury has teamed up with the producers to offer two pairs of tickets to the show.

To enter the competition all you have to do is answer this question: In what decade did Lionel Blair’s dance troupe rise to fame?

Send your answer, plus your name, address, email address and a daytime telephone number, to The Good Old Days competition, Weston, Worle & Somerset Mercury, 32 Waterloo Street, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 1LW by 9am on July 25.

Alternatively click the link on the right hand side of this page 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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