One-man George Formby show

Ewan Wardrop as George Formby

Ewan Wardrop as George Formby

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Following George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars, a unique one-man performance offers a fascinating slice of his life at the Lowry in Salford next week.

Opening to critical acclaim at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Formby is not only a celebration of one of Britain’s greatest performers, but a funny, touching and thoughtful look at the life of an essentially ordinary man with an extraordinary talent.

This production features many of Formby’s classic hits brilliantly recreated by Ewan Wardrop on the ukulele, including: Blackpool Rock, Leaning on a Lamp-post, When I’m Cleaning Windows, TT Races, Mr Wu and more.

It runs from next Thursday to Saturday. Box Office: 0843 208 6005 or www.thelowry.com.