Step Back In Time

Step Back In Time
Step Back In Time
Step Back In Time

Step Back In Time is a trip down memory lane for those who remember the comedians Cannon and Ball. Summer Time Special was a staple of the BBC’s programming schedule. A mixture of funny men, circus acts, music and dancing; if you enjoyed those shows then you’ll love this live stage version of Step Back In Time.

The show takes the audience through the decades on a journey of music, variety and comedy, kicking off by transporting you back to the fifties with Rock Around The Clock, Hound Dog and Blue Suede Shoes, then swiftly moves you into the sixties with The Twist and Suspicious Minds.

Breaking up the music, Cannon and Ball add a slapstick comic touch that has been their trademark throughout their careers. Returning to the music, there is a tribute to Queen. We Will Rock You, Killer Queen, and Another One Bites the Dust have the dancers strutting their stuff around the dance floor, before the final tribute of Somebody To Love.

The comedy duo of Cannon and Ball bound back on stage with another well-rehearsed routine. The audience are in peals of laughter as Bobby Ball plays his ‘hard done by’ routine.

Back to the dancing and the second tribute of the evening is dedicated to the Bee Gees. You Should Be Dancing, Saturday Night Fever and Disco Inferno have the audience on their feet as well, singing and dancing along with the music.

The first circus act of the night appears next; a Las Vegas juggler. He shows of his skills with a set of tennis balls, before moving onto three blocks of wood. The first mistake of the night occurs when he drops a block of wood. He changes to golden hoops and continues to throw them around himself with ease. He gets the audience involved as four individuals are asked to throw a hoop at him in order so he can catch them with his head. This doesn’t go as planned as several attempts are needed to for him to be able to get around stage and collect all four. He now has the audience in the palm of his hand as he jokes with them when things go wrong. This has been well rehearsed as not all the mistakes are genuine errors, but the crowd love it. At the end of his act the applause is notable as the curtain drops for the interval.

The second half of the show starts with a Michael Jackson tribute as the dancers perform routines to Dangerous, Beat and Billie Jean, before the singer comes on stage to give a powerful version of Man In The Mirror. At the end of the song the back curtain is lifted and the second circus act appears on stage to Dirty Diana. She is hanging from a large hoop as she is lowered and raised whilst expertly showing off her gymnastic skills.  How she doesn’t fall I do not know.

Cannon and Ball are back on stage next with an old routine. The audience are in stitches as they go about the stage throwing insults at each other and the audience. It is a tried and tested act that has served them well over the years. Then, the dancers are back with Boogie Wonderland and Cannon and Ball along with the other acts bid goodnight and thanks for attending the show whilst singing and dancing to Oops Up Side Your Head.

This is a family fun evening that will lift your heart and have your children crying with laughter. A summer holiday show that lives up to its billing as a must for young and old.

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