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Cum on feel the noize, at the Palace Theatre
3:00pm Saturday 9th March 2013 in News
GODFATHER of glam and thinking grandmother’s crumpet Noddy Holder MBE will be coming to Redditch.
The rocker, best know for fronting one of the most recognisable acts of the glam rock movement Slade, will be hosting an evening at the Palace Theatre with BBC radio star Mark Radcliffe.
During the night he will be re-living the heady days of the pop-tastic 70s and 80s, endless world tours during his 30 years with the band, Christmas anthems, thespian triumphs, and much more.
Speaking to Ben Russell about how the idea came about he said: “The pub of course.
“The whole idea really came from my good friend Mark. We’d be sitting in the local and I’d tell him a story and he would say he’d never heard that one before.
“He would then say that other people really should hear these - so that’s exactly what is happening.
“The first half of the show will be Mark coaxing the anecdotal nuggets out of me as well as a few clips, while the second half will be more of a question and answer session.”
He added: “The thought was is would be an intimate event, kind of like a night down your local pub.
“And we want each show to be different, so the more outrageous the questions are from members of the audience the better really.”
From his early days on the West Midlands music scene, Noddy has risen from shouty skinhead to international pop-star, television and stage actor and philosopher.
Noddy said: “I’ve always been out on the road touring with Slade or doing other shows and speaking jobs but nothing like this.
“That is why I’m really looking forward to it. I like challenging myself and doing something different so this is ideal, it’s going to be very exciting.
“This year also happens to be my 50th year in showbiz, so I just thought why not.”
An Evening With Noddy Holder In Conversation With Mark Radcliffe is on at the Palace Theatre on May 17.
For tickets, expected to sell quickly, call the box office on 01527 65203 or visit redditchpalacetheatre.co.uk.