Jan 10 2013 Flintshire Chronicle
LEGENDARY children’s entertainers The Chuckle Brothers are bringing their new show The Chuckle Brothers Meet The Phantom to The Brindley in Runcorn.
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 TV talent show Opportunity Knocks in 1967 and 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 preschool 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 the show was nominated for a Children’s BAFTA in the Best Children’s Television Series category.
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.
Tickets, £14, are on sale from the box office on 0151 907 8360 and at www.thebrindley.org.uk.