Variety show back for another run-out

Chris Cross on stage at the Northumberland Hall. Picture by Rob Chambers Photography.
Chris Cross on stage at the Northumberland Hall. Picture by Rob Chambers Photography.
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A North East contortionist, who is on a mission to bring back variety to Northumberland, hosted a second show in the county recently.

Chris Cross, who has performed all over the world, brought Northumberland Village Varieties to Warkworth earlier this year and at the end of last month it was Alnwick’s turn.

The evening, at the Northumberland Hall, was compered by BBC Radio Newcastle’s Breakfast Show presenter, Alfie Joey.

He delivered jokes, stories, comedic impressions and paid a tribute to The RatPack with some cool crooning of his own.

Alfie then introduced the first act and artistic director of the show – Chris Cross, with his act of comedy magic, contortion and escapology.

He was followed on stage by Natt Lunatrick, who offered another music-hall-esque act of eccentricity, which included hat manipulation, performing on a 10-foot unicycle and seven-ball juggling.

To conclude the cabaret in true Northumbrian style, local folk musician from Warkworth, Bill Read, armed with a banjo under his arm and a repertoire of local songs traditionally sung, took to the stage.

For more details about Chris Cross and his performances, visit: www.chris-cross.co.uk and follow @TheChris Cross on Twitter for up-to-date news.