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By Ewan Wardrop

Salida Productions in Association with Assembly present

Director: Ed Hughes

Cast includes: Ewan Wardrop

Formby follows George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars.
In a unique one-man performance Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby, as well as all the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life.

Formby is a funny, touching and thoughtful play of an essentially ordinary man with an extraordinary talent. This sensational production features many of Formby’s classic hits brilliantly performed LIVE by Wardrop on the Ukulele, including: Blackpool Rock, Leaning on a Lamp-Post, When I’m
Cleaning Windows, TT Races, and many more.

Salida Productions return following the successful co-productions of Romeo and Juliet and Mayakovsky: The
Slanting Rain with the Mercury Theatre Company.

This production contains adult content.

Past Performances

Thu 26 Apr 7:45pm £11 / £6.50 concessions
Fri 27 Apr 7:45pm £11 / £6.50 concessions
Sat 28 Apr 2:45pm £11 / £6.50 concessions
Sat 28 Apr 7:45pm £11 / £6.50 concessions

“Wardrop gives a tremendous performance to deliver a hugely entertaining show that is simply ‘Champion.’”


Mercury Theatre

  • Mercury Theatre, Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT