Tommy Cooper is one of the most famous and most loved comedians, known for his so bad they’re good jokes and magic tricks constantly going wrong. Just Like That is a tribute to the late, great Tommy Cooper, with jokes and tricks lifted directly from the original performances he did.
I went into this performance having never seen a full length Tommy Cooper show, only short snippets, which in hindsight, was probably not a good idea, considering it was a tribute to him. Due to this I feel as if I couldn’t appreciate it to its full potential, and I may have liked the show more if I had properly seen the original. However, it seemed to be a crowd pleaser as many audience members were laughing out loud, and giggling just from the memory of the upcoming joke or magic trick. Therefore, I could gather that anyone who was a big fan of Tommy Cooper himself, would have enjoyed the show more than I.
John Hewer, who was the actor playing Tommy Cooper, had clearly worked hard to perfect his tell-tale mannerisms, from the way he walked to his distinct laugh, and the jokes and tricks he did were captured well.
All round the show had no faults, and if you were a fan of Tommy Cooper and want to see some of his best moments on stage again then this would certainly be the show for you.
*** – 3 stars
By Chloe Rogers