Comedy favourites brought back to life

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Two of comedy’s favourite characters will be brought to life at Lincoln’s Theatre Royal in a new comedy play.

Cissie and Ada: An Hysterical Rectomy sees the comic characters immortalised by Les Dawson and his long-suffering sidekick Roy Barraclough return to the stage after 30 years.

With the original sketches by Terry Ravenscroft, former Coronation Street actors Eric Potts (Diggory) and Steven Arnold (Ashley) are joined by Natasha Magigi and Spitting Images’ Steve Nallon, most famous for his Margaret Thatcher impersonation, to revisit the story and culture behind the side-splitting sketches.

Cissie and Ada first appeared on TV in the British comedy sketch show Sez Les, where it became a regular sketch.

The show ran for eleven series from 1969-1976 with the duo making Ian McKellen’s Ten Best Drag Acts in the Independent in 2006.

The pair were last seen on the Grand Theatre Blackpool stage in 1983 as part of Laugh with Les.

The show will be in Lincoln on September 21 and 22 as part of a national tour.

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