Veteran Thanet entertainer Gordon Clarkson is stepping back into the spotlight with a personal favourite production in a new venue for him and the company.
They are staging the popular floorshow ‘I’ve Got Gershwin’ for two matinee’s only this year at the Thanet Indoor Bowls Centre situated in Fifth Avenue, Cliftonville.
Gordon said: “I am delighted to be effectively ‘ kickstarting’ my career again after the imposed hiatus of Covid at this comfortable, friendly venue in Cliftonville. The benefits of this room are fantastic, all on the flat, free parking and a clean, spacious environment.”
The show is packed with songs drawn from The Great American Songbook such as ‘They can’t take that away from me’, ‘Summertime’, ‘Mack the Knife’, ‘At last’ and ‘A foggy day’ among many other favourites
Appearing with Gordon are Stacy Golding, Frank Tucker and Alice Underdown with the live musical backing of Paul Stewart and Sam Nicholls on piano and percussion respectively.
The slick, sophisticated show’s setting is a 1950s nightclub with the guys dressed in smart Tuxedo’s throughout whilst the ladies execute a costume change for every appearance, providing a touch of old school glamour.
Included in the £18 price is an interval tea of sandwich, scone with cream and jam and tea or coffee.
The performances take place on Thursday 22nd September and Thursday 27th October at 2.30pm and tickets must be booked in advance on Freephone 0800 7813452.
This will be wonderful
Gordon, what a shame it could not be held in the Walpole Bay Hotel.
Much more in keeping with Gershwin’s lovely music.
Glad you are back!
The Indoor Bowls Centre, not really the nicest place for your show.
As we don’t have any theatres now, I agree the Walpole Bay would be ideal.
It is such a shame about the Winter Gardens, used by Margate Operatic Society and so many other
Groups and yourself, now gone.
I really think TDC have ‘lost the plot’
Hope it is well attended for you.
Let us hope they (Indoor bowls) are not charging you ‘an arm and a leg’ because they charged Cliftonville Farmers Market £100 for their stallholders to use their toilets last September. I have been told that only about 8 used them.
Real community spirit!