Jigsy

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Theatre starring Les Dennis.

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'So cheerio, you've been a grand audience, it's always nice to play to yer own. See you again after the bingo.' Jigsy is a jobbing comic. Over the last thirty years he's worked with them all - and he'll tell you the stories to prove it. With sweat, smoke and failure clinging to his faded dinner jacket, he now works the dying Liverpool club circuit. This is Jigsy's story: reliving the glamour and grit of his younger days, he now lingers on the success he might have had. Tony Staveacre's blisteringly funny new play stars Les Dennis.

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Les Dennis returns to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this year in the world premiere of Tony Staveacre's blisteringly funny new play, Jigsy.

Jigsy is a jobbing comic. Over the last thirty years he's worked with them all - and he'll tell you the stories to prove it. With sweat, smoke and failure clinging to his faded dinner jacket, he now works the dying Liverpool club circuit.

This is Jigsy's story: reliving the glamour and grit of his younger days, he now broods on the success he might have had.

Les Dennis is acknowledged as one of Britain's most popular entertainers. Born and brought up in Liverpool, Les started in a showbusiness career immediately after leaving school. His early TV comedy series included Russ Abbot's Madhouse (ITV and BBC) and also for the BBC The Laughter Show with the late Dustin Gee and The Les Dennis Laughter Show.

His theatre work includes Amos Hart in Chicago (West End); Bill Snibson in Me And My Girl (West End); Yvan in Art (UK tour); Norman Bartholomew in Murderer (Menier Chocolate Factory, London); Previous performances at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe includes Nick Chase in Marlon Brando's Corset and McBride in Certified Male. In 2009 he toured as Mr Fulton in Disney's High School Musical 2, Live on Stage. He also toured the UK in Hairspray and guest-starred with Pamela Anderson in Aladdin and this year he has appeared in the UK tour of the smash-hit musical Legally Blonde.