Al Murray and Boyzlife latest to perform in Telford Big Top - in pictures

By Andrew Morris | Telford | Theatre & Comedy | Published:

The star-studded programme of entertainment marking Telford50 rolled on, with Boyzlife and comedian Al Murray delighting crowds over the weekend.

Boyzlife performed on Friday night at the Big Top that has been erected especially in Telford’s town park for 17 shows of all kinds.

The Big Top is a 1,000 seat performance space set up to help Telford and the Oakengates Theatre celebrate their 50th birthdays.

Boyzlife, a collaboration between two boy band veterans, made up of former Boyzone member Keith Duffy and Westlife’s Brian McFadden, performed in Telford’s big top, as part of a tour across the UK.

The pair went down a treat with the crowds in the giant tent, which will host more events to help Telford celebrate until this Sunday.

Boyzlife were supported on Friday night by Esther Turner, a Midlands-based young singer.

Last night Al Murray brought his stand-up routine as alter ego the Pub Landlord to a capacity crowd.

Almost all of the tickets to his set were sold out days in advance, before he heads to the Edinburgh Festival.

He has been performing stand-up for more than 20 years and has hosted programmes on ITV and Sky.


Off the heels of his Telford show, he will head north to the Edinburgh festival for a three-day run of gigs.

Some of the performers still to come at the Big Top are Black Country comedian Doreen Tipton, 90s favourites East 17 and three original members of S Club 7, now performing as S Club.

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Telford will reach its 50th birthday later this year, having been designated as a new town on November 29, 1968. Events have been planned throughout the year to mark the anniversary.

Andrew Morris

By Andrew Morris
Local Democracy Reporter - @AndyMorrisLDR

Local Democracy Reporter covering Shropshire.


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