Single show at the Scarborough Floral Hall Theatre, 5th July 1981
Others on the bill were:
The Maurice Merry Orchestra
Tony Addams and Grandad
The programme for the evening was a single, folded sheet. The only act to receive a write-up were Cannon and Ball.
Cannon and Ball
The rise of Cannon and Ball to becoming one of the most consistently “in demand” double acts in the country is one of real success. Success that can be measured in the respect and admiration of their fellow artistes, and the loyalty of their ever growing audiences.
Working mainly in social clubs in the North of England, Cannon and Ball can look back at overcoming some of the toughest audiences in the country. Lesser artistes have not survived these most demanding and discriminating audiences. Cannon and Ball not only survived, but learned how to build a following whose loyalty and affection is the envy of many artistes.
They have made several television appearances to date, both for BBC and various independent television companies, including a series of “Bruce Forsyth’s Big Night Out” for London Weekend and their own “Cannon and Ball at the Wheeltappers” for Granada.
Since 1975, Cannon and Ball have regularly appeared during Pantomime seasons at the ‘Alhambra” (Bradford) “Grand” (Leeds) “Davenport” (Stockport) and in 1978 at the “Empire” (Liverpool). The same period has seen them topping the bill in Summer Seasons at the “Winter Gardens” (Bournemouth) “Behans Night Spot” (Jersey) “The Pier” (Cleethorpes) and “Wellington Pier” (Gt. Yarmouth).
In the Autumn of 1978, Cannon and Ball undertook a nationwide tour with the American singer, Gene Pitney, appearing at the London Palladium and other major theatres and concert halls.
Following the success of their recent television series Cannon and Ball are now firmly established as one of Britain’s leading entertainment attractions, and are currently breaking all box office records at Yarmouth.