Bernard Wrigley at the Millhouse
|Bernard Wrigley, singer, actor and comedian will be delighting audiences at Mill House this November, with an evening of songs, stories and silliness. |
Affectionately known as 'The Bolton Bullfrog', Wrigley's career as a singer and storyteller began in the late '60s, when he began to perform in folk clubs. Since then he has released over sixteen albums of traditional and original songs, stories and monologues.
He began acting around the same time and has made many appearances on stage, most famously in Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot alongside Mike Harding at Bolton's Octagon Theatre, and Jim Cartwright's Road at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester.
Wrigley has also made a number of appearances in British TV programmes such as Phoenix Nights (as Dodgy Eric, who sold club owner Brian Potter a Das Bootfruit machine, a bucking bronco and an obscene bouncy castle), Emmerdale (as eccentric rocket inventor Barry Clegg), and his sixth character in Coronation Street - Rev. Marvin Winstanley, the dodgy internet priest Roy and Hayley approached to arrange their wedding.
Further credits include Last of the Summer Wine, Cold Feet, Coogan's Run and Victoria Wood's Dinner ladies. He has also appeared on film as a union official in Brassed Off and a school teacher in Rita, Sue and Bob Too.
As a writer Wrigley has released various combinations of his songs and monologues. In 2006 he produced a book of silly one verse poems Shorts For All Occasions, to be followed in 2008 by The Longs and the Shorts of it.
Bernard Wrigley appears at Mill House, Corn Mill Yard, Whalley Road, Clayton Le Moors, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5HX on 21st November 2015. Doors open at 7 pm and tickets priced at £10 are available from Sam Hand on 07724 118575 or from the ticket link below.
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