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TOUR OF THE MONTH
ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th September 1984 1st London performance of musical Stepping Out presented
25th September 1966 Actor Jason Flemyng was born in Putney, London.
25th September 1939 Conservative MP Leon Brittan was born in London.
25th September 1906 John Galsworthy's Silver Box, premieres in London
25th September 1888 The Royal Court Theatre in Kensington was opened.
25th September 1886 Comedy opera Dorothy, 1st produced in London
Tommy's Gig at the Airport
Tommy appeared a little late for check-in on this appearance
Location: Sipson Way, Bath Road, UB7 0DP
Description: And so it was - back in the day when comedians, comics and performers took their trade to wherever they could bring a laugh and make a lot of people even happier.
It was at this very location in 1978 that Tommy Cooper took his act to the good people of Heathrow.
Unfortunatley Cooper was going through a troubled period of his performning life and the show was not to be a success on this occasion - it transpires that he seemed a little underprepared for the gig with limited props and not a great deal of care and attention.
Just a bad night for Tommy... or perhaps he didn't like airports... who knows - but the man was still a genius!
Tagged in this Tour: Tommy Cooper's London