Cor blimey, what a cockney carry on!

19/06/10. Dame Cleo Laine. Pic: Tim Jones.
19/06/10. Dame Cleo Laine. Pic: Tim Jones.

THE Stables enjoys a few more nights of normal service before the arrival of the Christmas show and how better to spend it than with Cleo’s Cockney Christmas?

The first lady of British Jazz will be back on stage at the venue she founded this evening, and again tomorrow and Saturday for a three day spectacular.

And we use that word fittingly – Our Cleo has assembled a fetching parade of finery: Jan Hunt will appear with Players of the Paper Moon Theatre delivering sing-along melodies, Mike Hatchard (last seen dazzling at Cleo’s birthday bash in October) is also on the bill, along with Charlie Wood, Jacqui Dankworth, Lorna Dallas, violin sensation Peter Fisher, Emily Dankworth amd her jazz choir Vive and The Woburn Sands Band, conducted by Len Jenkins.

The Concert Orchestra, featuring Alec Dankworth and Henry Lowther will keep things in check and moving along nicely.

It is, as the advertising bumf says quite accurately, ‘a spledid assemblage of special guests.’

All you need to do is pick up the dog and bone, book some tickets and go take a butchers on your most preferred evening.

Go on your Jack Jones or pull together your pals, just make tracks to the Wavendon haunt and listen to THAT voice.

At 85 years young, Cleo still hits notes that have alluded most of us forever...

Tickets are £29.50 and £32.

> Cherry Lee Mewis has sold out her Stage 2 appearance at the venue tomorrow, good news for her, bad news for ticketless fans.

And at the time of writing, tickets were sparse for funnymen Seann Walsh & Josh Widdecombe, at the venue on Sunday, but try your luck.

That Seann will put a smile on your face.