Robin Cousins ‘Dancing on Ice’ judge, Olympic Gold Medalist figure skater, awarded the MBE & holds two Guinness World Records, singing favourite songs from the musicals and talking candidly about his career.
Crowds flocked to see his trademark back flip for which he entered the Guinness Book of Records with a stunning 18 feet (5.48m) jump. As well as performing, Cousins also started to choreograph various productions including the Wizard of Oz and Starlight Express. His move back stage was in part precipitated by his recurring knee problems which were probably not helped by punishing back flip routine. He has also since acted in the Rocky Horror Show and Cats and in 2008 choreographed the Guinness Book of Records biggest ever skating wheel. In 2006 he became a judge on TV’s ‘Dancing On Ice’.
On Wednesday 23rd September Robin’s fascinating journey comes to life through anecdotes and music, with songs by Gershwin, Alan and Marilyn Bergman, Billy Joel and many more.
Robin’s musical director and accompanist, local boy Anthony England, will accompany. Anthony brings his unique blend of musicianship & comedy to his cabaret show whilst paying tribute to the styles of legendary performers such as Victor Borge, Victoria Wood, Dudley Moore & Les Dawson.
Anthony’s easy going witty style appeals to a wide age range & includes material such as “Elvis in the style of Mozart”, “Hairdresser Blues”, “Musical Sat Nav” & “The Entertainer” in the style of Les Dawson!
Over twenty-five years Anthony has accumulated a wealth of experience as a pianist, arranger, musical director & music producer & has worked alongside many top names in show-business including Cilla Black, Les Dennis, Danny La Rue, Anita Dobson, Roy Barraclough, Brian Conley, Barbara Windsor, Gary Wilmot, John Barrowman, Henry Winkler, Sandi Toksvig, Bonnie Langford & Bruno Tonioli.
For two years Anthony appeared with the 70’s hit band “Sailor” & in 2005 wrote the music & lyrics for “Santa Claus The Musical”. “The Anthony England Orchestra” was formed in 2001.
Really looking forward to this one!