Showbiz veteran at the SJT

BARRY CRYER returns to Scarborough tonight.

The showbiz veteran, born in Leeds 77 years ago, has written for many noted performers.

They have included Dave Allen, Stanley Baxter, Jack Benny, Rory Bremner, George Burns, Jasper Carrott, Tommy Cooper, Les Dawson, Dick Emery, Kenny Everett, Bruce Forsyth, David Frost, Bob Hope, Frankie Howerd, Richard Pryor, Mike Yarwood, the Two Ronnies and Morecambe and Wise.

Barry wrote episodes for the Doctor in the House TV comedy series.

His touring show, with pianist Colin Sell, is called Butterfly Brain and can be seen at the Stephen Joseph Theatre.

It’s billed as “a stream of unconsciousness and sit-down comedy” and “an odyssey of oddities” in which Barry takes an alphabetical, hypothetical journey from A to Z, from Aardvark to Zulu.

The show is due to start at 7.30pm.