If you were to believe everything you read about Edinburgh Fringe, any show put on there fits into one of two pigeonholes: utter flop or runaway success. Given that it didn’t end there and then after its debut in Scotland, you can guess which camp one-man show Formby fell into, as it finally comes to Manchester (well, Salford) for four very special performances. Telling the story of one of the most remarkable men to ever come out of the North of England, this show acts as both a tribute and an investigation into the character of George Formby. Featuring all of his most famous songs played live on the ukelele – Blackpool Rock, When I’m Cleaning Windows, Leaning on a Lamp-post et al – this promises to be a fascinating look at one of Britain’s greatest ever performers.

Thu 5 Sep – Sat 7 Sep, The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford M50 3AZ, 8pm (and a 3pm matinee, 7 Jul), £12, https://www.quaytickets.com/

Thu 5 Sep - Sat 7 Sep
Matthew Britton
Published on:
Sun 1 Sep 2013