Jimmy Greaves and Peggy Lee Songbook at Radlett Centre
PUBLISHED: 15:39 14 June 2012
FOOTBALL legend Jimmy Greaves brings his unique brand of comedy and irreverent anecdotes to The Radlett Centre at 8pm next Wednesday, June 20.
Once the most famous and feted footballer in the land, the late comedian Les Dawson once said when asked to speak at a sporting dinner: “If that Greavsie is on make sure I don’t follow him. He doesn’t take prisoners with his material.
“I hate him because he could play football better than me and now tells jokes that I want to nick.”
Greavsie scored an all-time record 357 First Division goals plus 44 for England in just 57 games (the all-time record of 49 goals took Bobby Charlton 106 matches to amass). In all matches before his premature retirement in 1971 at the age of just 31 he scored a modern record 491 goals.
He will be introduced by his friend, agent and experienced compere Terry Baker who claims that Jimmy never ducks a question in his Ask Greavsie question and answer session that closes the show.
Tickets for Jimmy Greaves At 70 are £19.50 with concessions £18.50, available from the box office on 01923 859291 or go to www.radlettcentre.co.uk
Catherine Sykes sings The Peggy Lee Songbook at The Radlett Centre the following evening, Thursday, June 21.
She tours the country as a featured vocalist in The Glenn Miller Orchestra and has collaborated with TV and radio presenter Nicky Campbell on an album of his songs as well as just releasing a new album of her own entitled Something Wonderful.
Her show marks her personal tribute to one of the most influential jazz vocalists of all time, Peggy Lee, and includes such standards as Fever, Is That All There Is?, I’m a Woman and Don’t Smoke in Bed.
The show begins at 8pm and tickets are £16 with concessions £15.