The Man They Call G will be performing his popular Britcom Show in Lowestoft for one night only at our Theatre on Saturday 5 March.
‘G’ will take us on a trip down memory lane, with countless uncanny impressions of favourite characters from the world of British TV comedy through the years.
The sheer range of voices which come from this exceptionally talented man has to be seen to be believed. If you love good old British comedy don’t miss this!
Not only is G a brilliant impressionist he also has a fantastic singing voice. What makes his musical numbers even more special is that he impersonates whilst he sings!
We've been chatting to G today and asked when he first realised that he had a talent for mimicking others.
“My first impersonation was of Mr Ellis, my chemistry teacher at school. He was a bit of an oddball with big hair and a unique speech pattern. When I realised that copying his voice and characteristics made my friends laugh I went on to mimic others.”
And your favourite impersonation?
“It has to be Billy Connolly” G responded. “My Dad is Scottish so the voice came easy, plus I've been told I have an uncanny resemblance to Billy which always helps!”
The hardest character to master?
“It has to be Graham Norton. Although he has a distinct voice and an abundance of characteristics, I haven’t nailed him yet.”
G didn’t find his singing voice until he was about 16 or 17 years old when he became interested in music, although he confessed that he has never taken any singing lessons.
“I’m really looking forward to performing at the Players Theatre” The Man They Call G said.
“I sat in the audience last year to watch a Comedy Night. The show was great but I particularly enjoyed the intimate atmosphere at the venue.”
This will not be the first time that G performs in Lowestoft. From 2002 to 2005 he was a member of the comedy legends The Brother Lees, this is where he picked up his nickname of G. Their video "The Brother Lees Unleashed" was filmed live at The Marina Theatre in 2002, whilst supporting comedian and former Eastenders star Mike Reid. The Brother Lees were formed in the 1960s and had 11 different ‘brothers’ over the years. G replaced the last original member Tony Dyball. When the Brother Lees disbanded in 2005 G embarked on a solo career.
During the Britcom show G will perform over 100 different famous voices including characters from Fawlty Towers, ‘allo ‘allo, Dad’s Army, Red Dwarf and only Fools and Horses, Steptoe and Son, One Foot in the Grave and The Last of The Summer Wine to name but a few! The show is fast moving and of course G will be singing some of his impersonations along to theme tunes from popular TV.
“We are very much looking forward to welcoming G to Lowestoft” said Graham Jermyn from the Players Theatre.”
“This is going to be a heart-warming show and definitely one not to miss. I’m sure the evening will evoke fond memories and plenty of nostalgia as we relive our favourite TV from the past.”
Tickets are available by visiting the Players Theatre website – www.playerstheatre.info or by telephoning the Box Office on 01502 720020. We really hope that you will join us for what is going to be a great show.
The Man They Call G photo credit: Emma Dumfey