FANS of Victoria Wood are in for a treat next month, with a tribute act to the comedienne visiting Wem and Whitchurch.

Cabaret performer and TV personality, Paulus, of the BBC's All Together Now, will visit the two towns on November 19 and 20, to perform a loving tribute to his idol Victoria Wood.

Joined on-stage by musical director Michael Roulston, together the two will perform 12 of Victoria's best-loved songs through the decades, including 'It Would Never Have Worked', 'Reincarnation' and 'Ballad of Barry and Freda (Let's Do It)' as well as some of her lesser-known and more poignant compositions.

As well as the songs, Paulus will explore the musicality of Victoria's sketches and catchphrases, the northern accent and the modern 'Polari' that has evolved among her legions of fans through the quoting of her enormous body of work.

A spokesman for the show promised an evening of laughter.

They said: "Directed by multi-award-winning cabaret star and close friend Sarah-Louise Young, Looking For Me Friend is a nostalgic hour of entertainment filled with love, laughter and fabulous memories for Victoria Wood fans, as well as the ultimate 'Beginners Guide' for audiences new to her work.

"Equally timely, culturally significant and a personal story from a life-long fan, Looking For Me Friend promises to be the theatrical hit of 2020 and beyond."

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