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Sat 19 January 2013 – Garter Lane Waterford
Blaze Away!The Incredible Story of Josef Locke
Josef Locke was a Derry born singer and entertainer who was a celebrity long before the term had been invented. A larger than life performer he had a unique stage presence and was adored by audiences in Britain and Ireland through the 40s, 50s and 60s. Blaze Away! The Incredible Story of Josef Locke does just that. A show that will hugely entertain and inform and give you a flavour of a man who performed in no less than five Royal Variety Performances, such was his popularity.
In 1947 he released Hear My Song, Violetta, which was to become his life-long signature tune. In 1991 the film Hear My Song was released which brought Joseph Locke to a whole new generation. Cathal McCabe, who wrote and directed I Hear You Calling Me: The Story of Count John McCormack, which was a huge hit with audiences everywhere, has devised this new show which features all the great songs of Josef Locke, plus the scandals that always had him in the headlines!
A notorious womaniser, his legendary tussles with the British tax authorities had him fleeing Britain to Ireland where he lived out the remainder of his life. Gumbleton Productions in association with Patrick Talbot Productions presents Blaze Away! The Incredible Story of Josef Locke Featuring Kevin Hough, Frank Ryan, Linda Kenny with Michael Casey as Musical Director.
Time 8.00 p.m
All ticket enquiries to Garter Lane Box Office 051 855038