Being Tommy Cooper Grand Opera House York



Being Tommy Cooper by Tom Green

Wednesday 29 May at 7:30pm

Las Vegas,1954. In a small hotel room the up-and-coming Tommy Cooper faces the prospect of his first big failure. With the show closing and a warring relationship with his manager, Tommy finds an offer on the table and a drink in his hand.

Powerful, provocative, painfully funny and true, Tom Green's astonishing play finds both the brilliance in Britain's most famous comic and explores the pressures and loneliness of fame. The man who could make you laugh just by walking on to stage comes vividly alive in this confrontational new play.

Being Tommy Cooper stars Damian Williams as Tommy Cooper.

* Latest News * At the time of going to press, 'Being Tommy Cooper' has been nominated for fourOff West End Awards including Best Production and Best New Writing *

"Marvellous…Hilarious…Agonising…Brilliant…A Must See"


"This is West End, National Theatre virtuosity…A must see"


"Slick, emotive and thoroughly entertaining"

British Theatre Guide

Damien Williams has played many of his comedy heros from Oliver Hardy in Laurel and Hardy by Tom McGrath, Up Pompeii as Lurcio the slave, Luther Billis in South Pacific to Pseudolus in A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum and lead roles in Lucky Sods, Run For Your Wife, The Mating Game, Hi De Hi, Bedside Manners as well as enormous success as the Voice of Audrey II in the hit musical Little Shop Of Horrors. Damian recently was seen on Sky One as the presenter of Damian’s Are You Smarter Than Your 10 Year Old. Damian became well known to television audiences in the early nineties for his appearances as Ginger Gahagan in the BBC series Billy Webb and the second series Alfonzo Bonzo. His other television appearances include Lumpy in Spatz; Gavin in Exam Conditions and Ian in The Bill.

Tickets £10 – £19:50 from box office on 0844 871 3024 or book online at

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