Nice to see him
August 25, 2017 no comments
Like the rest of the nation we were saddened to learn of the death of Bruce Forsyth last week. No stranger to the North East, the consummate showman appeared at The Globe in 1960, and returned to the area for a longer stay at the Billingham Forum in 1978. The venue was chosen to premiere The Travelling Music Show which headed to the West End and had aspirations of a Broadway production. Sadly, reviews were lukewarm and the show closed after a short run in London, but as we can see from our Newspaper Archives, the Forsyth charm kept a full house at the Forum happy.
And as his autobiography shows, Forsyth took disappointment on the sizable chin and retained some fond memories of The Forum.