Three of the stars from one of the most iconic TV shows of the 80’s are reuniting to entertain the Geordie public at next February’s Sunday for Sammy spectacular 20th Anniversary shows. The concerts, locally dubbed The Geordie Command Performance, will be held at the Newcastle Utilita Arena on Sunday 23rd February 2020.
Tim Healy, Kevin Whately and Jimmy Nail will once again perform together in a sketch featuring the lads from Auf Wiedershen Pet which, together with its usual mix of music and comedy will make the show one of the 'must-see' events in the regional entertainment calendar.
Jimmy said “It’s hard to believe that it was 20 years ago when we decided to do a concert in memory of our good friend – and even more surprising that what was going to be a one-off gig has turned into something so big.
I’m greatly looking forward to getting back on stage with Tim and Kevin again and inhabiting those characters – playing them is like putting on a comfortable pair of slippers and it’s always a joy.”
Kevin Whately is also looking forward to the show “You make it as professional as you can of course, but inevitably because you don’t get any rehearsal to speak of, things do go wrong, and the audience seems to love that as much as anything.”
Chairman of the Sunday for Sammy Trust Tim Healy explained how the show will help young performers get a leg up in the business “Obviously the show is a great night for us and we love putting on a good show for everyone, but when you’re giving the grants out and be able to really help people – it’s a fantastic feeling.
We can help in lots of ways – even if it’s just train fares to get to and from auditions; we’ve helped ballet dancers get ballet shoes and equipment; we bought a saxophonist a sax and a cellist a cello; we’ve bought a band a van… all sorts.”
Tickets are available online, from the booking hotline number 0844 493 6666 * or from 11.00am in person from the Utilita Arena Box Office. To book accessible seating, please call the accessible hotline on 0800 988 4440. Please note venue facility and booking fees will apply. *Call cost 7p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.