All of us at Norwich Theatre Royal were sad to hear of the death of Sir Ken Dodd at the age of 90. He brought a lot of joy to audiences for many years.
Tribute from John Bultitude, Norwich Theatre Royal communications manager
All of us at Norwich Theatre Royal were sad to hear the news of Ken Dodd’s passing. The Knotty Ash resident had show-business running through his veins and was a regular visitor here entertaining audiences with his blend of wit, repartee and quick-fire jokes
At his core was an ability to make everyone smile which was a skill honed through his decades as a variety entertainer. His live shows were a testament to that and even though they frequently ran through to the early hours, his energy showed no sign of abating.
Off-stage too, Ken was a force of nature. He never switched off and any conversation with him was punctuated with lots of jokes and humour plus an immense charm and genuine interest in everyone he met which are enviable traits.
Our thoughts are with his wife Anne who played such a key role in his life professionally as well as personally. Ken’s regular visits to us were much anticipated by audiences and our team alike, and we will miss him greatly.