I too saw the Ken Dodd Show at The Congress Theatre – and his excellent supporting acts – and take exception to the remarks of your correspondent [Letters, September 2].
How dare she state that “his performance was of a too low, unacceptable standard to be appearing at a professional theatre”. What an insult and my condolences to the Theatre Manager for having to put up with such an opinionated individual and good on him for not agreeing with her point of view.
As we luckily live in democracy your correspondent is able to express her point of view about Ken showing his age, but maybe she has forgotten that he is now 88 years old! The clarity of his delivery may not be as sharp as in years gone by, but to hold an audience for a period of four hours on stage at that age has to be admired – by most people.
To attract an audience of around 1,600 goes to prove what a much-loved icon of British comedy Ken is and sadly your correspondent missed the standing ovation Ken received at the end of his show when we all went home just after midnight having had such a good evening. Where – these days – would you get such a variety of entertainment for £20?
As for your correspondent using your Letters pages to attract other complainants to “make a difference” my comment is: ‘GET A LIFE’!
David S Chester
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