8 February 2024

The Ukulele Man: The story of George Formby!

| Tuggeranong Arts Centre
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The Ukulele Man by Marcel Cole is coming to Tuggeranong on Saturday 2 March. Book your tickets now! Photo: Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

Tuggeranong Arts Centre is delighted to present The Ukulele Man, by Marcel Cole, on Saturday 2 March.

This award-winning show from the 2023 Sydney Fringe Festival is the story of the Northern English wartime entertainer and ukulele legend George Formby.

With a toothy grin and a turnip face, he sang cheeky songs and won the hearts of the nation.

From the youngest ever jockey to England’s most popular film star, and from a troubled marriage to a premature death, George Formby touched the hearts of millions… and when he died, more than 150,000 people lined the route of his funeral procession.

It remains the largest funeral there has ever been for a show business personality… so it’s turned out nice again, hasn’t it?

Marcel’s performance training began at the age of nine at the Kim Harvey School of Dance in Canberra, where he studied ballet, jazz, tap, hip hop and contemporary dance. He went on to study ballet and contemporary dance at the New Zealand School of Dance in Wellington, NZ, but then he took a different turn. Having discovered the wonderful world of cabaret and after studying mime and clown in London and Paris, Marcel has since hit the variety scene and is thrilled to present this show, developed here at the Tuggeranong Arts Centre

The Ukulele Man

Don’t miss out on this performance! Photo: Tuggeranong Arts Centre.

The details

What: The Ukulele Man: The story of George Formby!
When: Saturday 2 March, 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Where: Tuggeranong Arts Centre
Cost: $38 full / $32 concession. Buy your tickets now.

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