Spotlight on Formby show at the Guildhall

The show Formby is to be performed by its writer Ewan Wardrop and can be seen at Derby’s Guildhall Theatre on July 26-27.

Formby follows George Formby’s rise from awkward stable boy to one of Britain’s biggest stars.

In a unique one-man performance Ewan Wardrop plays the role of Formby, as well as all the key characters involved in this fascinating slice of his life.

Formby is a funny, touching and thoughtful look at the life of an essentially ordinary man with an extraordinary talent.

This sensational production features many of Formby’s classic hits brilliantly recreated by Wardrop including Blackpool Rock, Leaning on a Lamp-post, When I’m Cleaning Windows, TT Races and many more.

Formby’s successful career started off in the music halls, following in the steps of his famous father George Formby Snr, and, by the time of his death in 1961, it had seen him achieve huge fame for his music, films and theatre shows.

Tickets are priced at £14.25 (concessions £12.25).

They are available from the Derby LIVE box office on 01332 255800 or online at