Syd Little, one half of legendary comedy duo Little & Large, is visiting Caton next month.
Since embarking on his solo career Syd has featured on a variety of television shows including Ant & Dec’s Takeaway, Celebrity Cash in the Attic, Big Brother and Granada TV’s Trust Me I’m A Holiday Rep.
He has also released his autobiography Little By Little, a laughter book, A Little Heavenly Humour, and recorded a new single, I May be Over Sixty But It Doesn’t Mean I’m Dead!
Alongside all this he still enjoys his annual appearances in pantomime.
Nearly 50 years in the fickle world of showbiz is a truly remarkable achievement and Syd, a veteran of stage and screen who entertained a whole generation with a 14-year primetime slot on BBC TV, will invite his audience in Caton Victoria Institute to take a look behind the fame and glamour of a lifetime in showbiz and the faith that got him through the good and bad times.
In 1995, Syd’s eldest son Paul died of a drug overdose whilst his daughter had her life threatened when she was seriously attacked by an enraged boyfriend.
Syd said: “I have always been a churchgoer and believed in God.
“But it never had much to do with the reality of my life, and all the difficulties I faced.
“Now I know that whatever happens, God is with me, and helps me through.”
Syd Little is at Caton Victoria Institute on Saturday September 8 at 7.30pm.
Admission by tickets only, available from 07932 320936, or for more information contact www.catonbaptist.org.
All proceeds from the evening are for the North West air Ambulance.