Larry Grayson's comedy and characters spur new play

Take a look behind the scenes at the very last appearance of Larry Grayson.

Tuesday, 12th April 2016, 9:56 am

A new play, entitled Three Days and Three Minutes with Larry, will be staged at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on Saturday, April 16.

Reliving some of the comedian’s best material, Chris Mellor’s play takes the audience backstage at Larry’s performance in 1994 at the Royal Variety Show, when the camp comedian befriended a spiritual healer to help him get his three- minute act together.

The team behind Cissie and Ada: An Hysterical Rectomy have researched the Grayson family archives to bring audiences closer to the beloved Generation Game host and relive some of his best loved characters such as Slack Alice and Everard.

Three Days… stars Ian Parkin as Larry. Ian is one of the founding members of 4 Poofs and a Piano, made famous by their long career on Friday Night With Jonathan Ross. With 4 Poofs, Ian also toured nationally from sell-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, six years in a row at Glastonbury Festival to supporting Joan Collins on her one woman show. Solo, Ian has appeared in the West End in Call Me Madam with the late Noele Gordon, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers and Peter Pan the Musical with Lulu and George Cole. Like the character he plays, he has also appeared in the Royal Variety Show.

Lee Peart plays his spiritualist friend Mark. Lee is a Manchester based comedian, presenter and actor. He has hosted Manchester Pride’s Big Weekend main stage for the past three years.

Performances of Three Days and Three Minutes with Larry at the Pomegranate Theatre on April 16 starts at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets £19 and £17.