Jan 10 2013 Runcorn and Widnes Weekly News
LEGENDARY children’s entertainers The Chuckle Brothers are bringing their new show The Chuckle Brothers Meet The Phantom to the Brindley.
The due are at the award- winning venue on Monday, February 18. A Brindley spokesman said: “Join Paul and Barry Chuckle and a full supporting cast in their latest hilarious adventure.
“Featuring ghosts, ghouls and spectacular magic in this exhilarating brand new show. Don’t miss this musical, magical and mayhem filled story. “Fun and laughter is guaranteed for all the family from ages three to 103.” The Chuckle Brothers won the television talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1967 and then New Faces in 1974. Despite this they did not find real success until the advent of their own television show for the BBC in 1985, Chucklehounds. These were short shows aimed at pre-school children that had no dialogue, and in which they dressed in giant dog costumes. They quickly moved on to their most famous show, ChuckleVision in 1987. In 1998, ChuckleVision was nominated for a Children’s BAFTA Award in the category Best Children’s Television Series.
Jimmy and Brian Patton the real life brothers of the pair, also make regular appearances on the show. In 2007, recording began on the 20th series. In the late 1970s and early 1980s the four brothers appeared as a quartet on TV. They are remembered for their performance in 1982 on 3-2-1. They also presented a game show called To Me, To You!, which is named after their catchphrase. Tickets are on sale now priced £14 from the Brindley box office on 0151 907 8360 and online at www.thebrindley.org.uk