The Cheeky Chappie
Written and performed by Cosmotheka’s Dave Sealey
The Career, Contemporaries, Critics & Saucy Seaside Postcard World of Max Miller
In this frank appraisal of Miller’s sometimes turbulent career Dave Sealey gradually reveals the strangely quiet, unassuming man behind the make-up and gaudy apparel. With generous helpings from his outrageous ‘front-cloth’ repertoire Dave joyously contrasts Max’s dazzling bravado on stage with the work of some of his most celebrated contemporaries including “Our Gracie” Fields, “Gormless” George Formby, “Big Hearted” Arthur Askey and other giants from the great days of variety. All big names, but none of them bigger than the one who boasted, ‘Miller’s the name, lady’, the ‘Cheeky Chappie, the highest paid of them all.
A lifelong music hall performer himself, Dave's enthralling one man show portrays how this street urchin from Brighton became Britain’s highest paid comedy star - as well as a little of the quiet unassuming man Max was beneath the make up and the gaudy suits. With songs and laughs a-plenty, this show is as saucy as a seaside postcard from Brighton pier itself