Shane Ritchie comes to The Apex...
Actor, comedian, singer and presenter, Shane Richie will bring his all-round brand of entertainment to The Apex on 15 October.
Shane began his professional career as a bluecoat entertainer in Pontins holiday camps whilst still a teenager. He progressed to the live stand up circuit and received a nomination for best new stand-up at the inaugural British Comedy Awards. After anchoring several game shows, he moved into mainstream presenting with ‘Caught In The Act’, ‘Win, Lose Or Draw’, ‘The Shane Richie Experience’ (later revamped as ‘Love Me Do’) and ‘Lucky Numbers’. He also replaced Danny Baker in the 'doorstep challenge' adverts for Daz detergent – and he had earlier replaced Baker as host of ‘Win, Lose Or Draw’.
Richie was a great success in musicals - including the 1970s-based ‘Boogie Nights’ and a London production of ‘Grease’ - so tried branching out into other types of singing and acting. He released two albums, and almost scored a Number 1 with his Children In Need single, a cover version of George Michael's "I'm Your Man".
Shane is probably best known for his character Alfie Moon in ‘Eastenders’. The role won him numerous awards, including Best Male European Actor at the Rose D'or Festival and National Television Award for Most Popular Actor in 2005.
Light-hearted and warm, Shane is one of the national's best-loved stars, and continues to entertain audiences all over the country. Tonight Shane unleashes his musical passion as he and his band play the greatest hits of the 1980s, complete with his usual comedy banter and anecdotes.
Opening this very special evening is Donovan Blackwood, lead singer from 1980s band Heatwave. Donovan Blackwood has made various TV appearances and his voice has been used by the likes of Mica Paris and Tina Turner. If you like your soul delivered with class and a smile then Donovan Blackwood is your man!
Shane Ritchie and his band play at The Apex on Saturday 15 October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £26.50. For more information, or to book, call the Box Office on 01284 758000, or visit www.theapex.co.uk.