Lichfield show examines the life of Max Miller

The career of Max Miller will be under the microscope at a show in Lichfield.

Dave Sealey

Dave Sealey

In this frank appraisal of Miller’s sometimes turbulent career, Dave Sealey gradually reveals the strangely quiet, unassuming man behind the make-up and gaudy apparel.

With generous helpings from his outrageous ‘front-cloth’ repertoire, Dave joyously contrasts Max’s dazzling bravado on stage with the work of some of his most celebrated contemporaries, including “Our Gracie” Fields, “Gormless” George Formby, “Big Hearted” Arthur Askey and other giants from the great days of variety.

All big names, but none of them bigger than the one who boasted, “Miller’s the name, lady”, the “Cheeky Chappie” and the highest paid of them all.

Alifelong music hall performer himself, Dave’s one man show portrays how this street urchin from Brighton became Britain’s highest paid comedy star – as well as a little of the quiet unassuming man Max was beneath the make up and the gaudy suits.

Full of songs and laughs, the show promises to be as saucy as a seaside postcard from Brighton Pier itself.

Dave Sealey will be at the Lichfield Garrick on February 27 at 7.30pm. To book tickets visit www.lichfieldgarrick.com or call the box office on 01543 412121.

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