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Comedy Cabin proudly presents: "Richard Todd: We Need The Eggs". With the Edinburgh Festival lurking around the corner, like a dirty but troubled slasher from an 80s horror, it is time for me say, 'Everything is going to be alright' and lead a party of imbecilic youths to their demise. It's fresh (not ready), it's funny (subjectively),it's FREE (it is free). An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal. A convenience shopkeeper eschews convenience to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Richard Todd returns to Edinburgh with a new show. Fools? Maybe! Obsessed? Certainly! Pension Plans? Probably not. Let's go meet them! In celebration of the human spirit, Richard Todd prods hope's perpetually moribund body with the indubitable stick of logic and asks: 'Why won't it die?' 'Painfully funny.' EDFEST MAG**** 'Some comics have a gift of words that touches their work with wonder. Richard Todd is such a comic… A painfully funny show… like finding The Fall guesting on X-Factor.’ THE SCOTSMAN **** 'A talent entirely of his own.’ – FEST **** ‘Flashes of brilliance with complex, imaginative surrealism and an endearingly chaotic style’ – THE SKINNY '… An inventive comic thinker, with surrealism that creates weird imagery with robust, if unlikely, internal logic. He delivers with the passion of an insane preacher, and there’s a keen off-the-wall wit throughout…’ CHORTLE '… A smart surrealist…' THE INDEPENDENT With support from: Rahul Kohli (As seen on BBC) Elle Daniel Tom Elwes Bob Munro James Ric Veeves O'Donoghue Mo Saffaf Hosted by Will Preston, the comedy kicks off at 8pm sharp, so come down for a drink and some food beforehand. Doors open: 7:30pm Start Time: 8:00pm End Time: 10:00pm Event Price: Free Admission
Excited to be performing a full band show on the Saturday afternoon of the Canada day long weekend for the folks in Harrison Hot Springs . With many thanks to @TourismHarrison along with some awesome Harrison Frands & residents for making this possible! Show starts at 3pm and goes till 7:30pm
On sale! Edinburgh Preview: Zoe Lyons & Richard Todd Sunday 24 June 7pm doors 7.30pm-8.30pm (Richard Todd) 8.30pm-8.45pm approx. interval 8.45pm-9.45pm approx (Zoe Lyons) ___ Zoe Lyons As seen on Live at the Apollo (BBC2), Mock The Week (BBC2), Room 101 ( BBC1) and regularly heard on Radio 4’s News Quiz, Just a Minute, The Now Show and plenty more. This hugely popular comic returns to the Fringe with a fresh crop of quick-fire observational gags, delivered with utter conviction not to mention ‘proper laugh-out-loud one-liners’ (The Herald). ‘Lyons is on top of her game in command of her material, her audience and her stage’ ★★★★ Chortle ‘An hour of intelligent observations and hilarious character comedy’ ★★★★ ThreeWeeks ___ Richard Todd Chortle One to Watch 2018 and as seen on Comedy Central Online. An artist draws the same image repeatedly with indomitable zeal. A convenience shopkeeper eschews convenience to pursue his entrepreneurial dreams. Chortle One-to-Watch 2018, Richard Todd returns to Edinburgh with a new show. Fools? Maybe! Obsessed? Certainly! Pension Plans? Probably not. Let’s meet them! In celebration of the human spirit, Richard Todd (‘Painfully funny’ ★★★★ The Scotsman) prods hope’s perpetually moribund body with the indubitable stick of logic and asks: ‘Why won’t it die?’ *Richard Todd photo credit: Sun Lee UNRESERVED CABARET SEATING // 16+ THIS SHOW TAKES PLACE IN OUR INTIMATE SPACE – THE KOMEDIA STUDIO
We are pleased to invite you to participate in the Inaugural Richard Lambert Foundation Charity Golf Tournament. 8:00am SHOTGUN Start 6:30am check in begins (all golfers are required to check in) The format is "Scramble" and the day will feature limited on-course activities; allowing you to do what you're coming out to do....play golf! Lunch will be served following the tournament with award presentations and a silent auction will offer a variety of prizes from our generous sponsors and donors. There will be awards for 1st, 2nd & 3rd, longest drive hole, closest to the pin, and "Most Honest", in addition to a putting contest (additional cost) Proceeds will benefit the Richard Lambert Foundation Family Grief & Healing Center, to provide bereaved children and adults in our communities free grief support services. Please help support our efforts to continue to make grief support services accessible to all who seek help after the death of a loved one. Saying goodbye is one of the most difficult journeys to endure.
Charnock Richard Parent Baby and Toddler Group WHY PLAYGROUP IS IMPORTANT FOR UNDER 2s Playgroups are a great way for children to practise the fine art of getting along with others and trying new ways to play. They’re great for mummy's, daddy's, grandparents and caregivers too; offering a lot of support and social contact and . . . . . . Playgroups are also great fun!! :-) At Charnock Richard Parent Baby and toddler group Under 2s will have the opportunity to sing, dance, do crafts and play with other children whilst grown ups can make new friends in our friendly relaxed setting, fully insured and run by CRB Checked Staff. We want to encourage new skills and experiences so will regularly offer the sessions out doors and arrange visits to local amenities in the area! WE LOOK FORWARD TO WELCOMING ALL ON MONDAY 11 JUNE!!
Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd OBE (11 June 1919 – 3 December 2009) was an Irish-born British soldier and stage and film actor.
He first appeared professionally as an actor at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park in 1936 in a production of Twelfth Night. He played in regional theatres and then co-founded the Dundee Repertory Theatre in 1939. He also appeared as an extra in films like Good Morning, Boys (1937), A Yank at Oxford (1938) and Old Bones of the River (1939).
At the beginning of World War II Todd enlisted into the British Army, receiving a commission in 1941. Initially, he served in the King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) before joining the Parachute Regiment, being assigned to the 7th (Light Infantry) Parachute Battalion as part of the British 6th Airborne Division.
On 6 June 1944, as a captain, he participated in Operation Tonga during the D-Day landings. Todd was among the first British officers to land in Normandy as part of Operation Overlord. His Battalion parachuted in after the initial glider-borne forces had landed with the objective of capturing the Pegasus Bridge near Caen. During the operation he met Major John Howard on the bridge, and organized the repelling of several German counterattacks.
Todd had appeared in the Dundee Repertory stage version of John Patrick's play The Hasty Heart, portraying the role of Yank and was subsequently chosen to appear in the 1948 London stage version of the play, this time in the leading role of Cpl. Lachlan McLachlan. This led to his being cast in that role in the Warner Bros. film adaptation of the play, which was filmed in Britain alongside Ronald Reagan and Patricia Neal. Todd was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actor for the role in 1949. He was also voted favourite British male film star in Britain's National Film Awards. The film was the tenth most popular movie at the British box office in 1949.
Both Todd's marriages ended in divorce. His first was to Actress Catherine Grant-Bogle, whom he met in Dundee Repertory and was married to from 1949 until 1970; they had a son Peter (1952–2005) and a daughter Fiona. In 1960 he had a son Jeremy with model Patricia Nelson. He was married to model Virginia Mailer from 1970 until 1992; they had two sons, Andrew and Seamus (1977–1997). In retirement, Todd lived in the village of Little Ponton and later in Little Humby, 8 miles from Grantham, Lincolnshire.
Associated British put him in a drama, Portrait of Clare (1950), which did not perform particularly well at the box office. Neither did Flesh and Blood (1951), for London Films, in which Todd had a dual role. Director King Vidor offered Todd a lead in a Hollywood movie, Lightning Strikes Twice (1951). Far more popular was The Story of Robin Hood and His Merrie Men (1952), in which Todd played the title role for the Disney Corporation.
Associated British put him in another thriller, 24 Hours of a Woman's Life (1952), with Merle Oberon. The Rank Organisation borrowed him for a thriller, Venetian Bird (1952), directed by Ralph Thomas.
In 1953, he appeared in a BBC Television adaptation of the novel Wuthering Heights, as Heathcliff. Nigel Kneale, responsible for the adaptation, said the production came about purely because Todd had turned up at the BBC and told them that he would like to play Heathcliff for them. Kneale had to write the script in only a week as the broadcast was rushed into production.
20th Century Fox offered Todd another historical picture, The Virgin Queen (1955), playing Sir Walter Raleigh opposite Bette Davis' Queen Elizabeth I. It do not do as well as Peter.
Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst (1957) was an attempt to repeat the success of The Dam Busters, with the same Director (Michael Anderson) and Todd playing another real life hero. It was popular in Britain but not on the scale of The Dam Busters. He was Dunois, Bastard of Orléans in Saint Joan (1957), directed by Otto Preminger.
Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958) was a thriller with Director Anderson for Associated British. Intent to Kill (1958) was another thriller, this time for Fox, with Betsy Drake. He returned to war films with Danger Within (1958), a POW story. Then there were more thrillers, with Never Let Go (1960), directed by John Guillermin and co-starring Peter Sellers in a rare dramatic role.
Todd was the first choice of author Ian Fleming to play James Bond in Dr. No, but a scheduling conflict gave the role to Sean Connery. In the 1960s, Todd unsuccessfully attempted to produce a film of Ian Fleming's The Diamond Smugglers and a television series based on true accounts of the Queen's Messengers. He was also announced for a proposed film about william Shakespeare.
Few of these films had been overly popular but Todd was still the top billed star of The Long and the Short and the Tall (1961), with Laurence Harvey and Richard Harris. He tried comedy with Don't Bother to Knock (1961), then made an adventure film in South Africa, The Hellions (1961).
The Boys (1962) was a courtroom drama film. He had a decent part among the many stars in The Longest Day (1962), Todd's biggest hit in a long time. The Very Edge (1963) was a thriller, then he played Harry Sanders in two films for Harry Alan Towers, Death Drums Along the River (1965) and Coast of Skeletons (1965). He also had a small role in Anderson's Operation Crossbow (1965).
In 1964 he was a member of the jury at the 14th Berlin International Film Festival.
He had a supporting part in The Battle of the Villa Fiorita (1965) and the lead in The Love-Ins (1968).
In the 1970s, he gained new fans when he appeared as the reader for Radio Four's Morning Story. In the 1980s his distinctive voice was heard as narrator of the series Wings Over the World, a show about the history of aviation shown on Arts & Entertainment television. He appeared before the camera in the episode about the Lancaster bomber. Todd continued to act on television, including roles in Virtual murder, Silent Witness and in the Doctor Who story Kinda in 1982. In 1989 he appeared in the first episode of the sixth series of the television whodunit; Murder, She Wrote in which he played Colonel Alex Schofield in the episode entitled Appointment in Athens.
In his book British Film Character Actors (1982), Terence Pettigrew described Todd as 'an actor who made the most of what he had, which could be summed up as an inability to sit still while there was a horse to leap astride, a swollen river to swim or a tree to vanish into.'
Richard Todd was appointed an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.
The actor also narrated at least one TV documentary about the Dambusters and contributed forewords to many books on the subject, including The Dam Busters by Jonathan Falconer (2003), Filming the Dam Busters by Jonathan Falconer (2005) and most recently Bouncing-Bomb Man: The Science of Sir Barnes Wallis by Iain Murray (2009).
Two of Todd's five children committed suicide. In 1997, Seamus Palethorpe-Todd shot himself in the head in the family home in Lincolnshire. An inquest determined that the suicide might have been a depressive reaction to the drug he was taking for severe acne. On 21 September 2005, Peter killed himself with a shotgun in East Malling, Kent, following marital difficulties.
His active acting career extended into his eighties, and he made several appearances in British shows such as Heartbeat and The Royal, his last appearance in Heartbeat being when he played Major Harold Beecham in the 2007 episode Seeds of Destruction.
Todd appeared at many Dambusters' anniversaries at Derwent Dam. His final appearance was in May 2008 with Les Munro (the last surviving pilot from the raid on the Ruhr dams).
Todd, who had been suffering from cancer, died at his home near Grantham, Lincolnshire on 3 December 2009. He is survived by his daughter Fiona and two of his four sons, Jeremy and Andrew. He was buried between his two sons Seamus and Peter at St. Guthlac's Church in Little Ponton, Lincolnshire, England. The epitaph reads – Richard Andrew Palethorpe Todd, 1919–2009, husband of Virginia and Kitty, loving Father of Peter, Fiona, Andrew, Seamus and Jeremy, exit Dashing young Blade – a reference to the description made by the Queen Mother of the actor.