The Magic Circle entertains for Tommy Cooper Theatre fundraising event
A nine foot high bronze statue of Tommy Cooper in Caerphilly was unveiled by Sir Anthony Hopkins at 12 noon on Saturday 23rd February. Sir Anthony has always been a fan and loves doing impressions of Tommy who was born in this South Wales town.
The Tommy Cooper Society has raised thousands of pounds to finance the statue which is being erected in the centre of the town overlooking Caerphilly Castle.
Once the statue had been unveiled the Tommy Cooper Society have turned their attention to converting the local Workmen’s Hall into a theatre to be used by everyone from professional performers, amateur dramatic societies and schools and renamed the ‘Tommy Cooper Theatre’. At present it is in a fairly run down state and to raise funds towards this project The Magic Circle agreed to put on a show at the venue in Caerphilly on Friday 28th March. David Ball was Compere and those taking part included Alan Shaxon, Brian Miller and Audrey, Keith Cooper and Carol, Mike O’Brien, Peter Scarlett and Rob Page.