Eyes And Teeth

Steve Hewlett

Comedy Ventriloquist Steve Hewlett drops his dummy for Chats with his favourite Comedy & Variety Performers from Theatre, Comedy Clubs, Cruise Ships, Circus, Radio and Television.

Anthony Bygraves - Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Max - The RATS - Eyes & Teeth - Season 13 - Edition 1
Oct 16 2022
Anthony Bygraves - Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Max - The RATS - Eyes & Teeth - Season 13 - Edition 1
Welcome to Season 13 of Eyes & Teeth – This Season is Titled The RATS. The rats have been around since 1889 and there are never more than 200 members in the order at one time.I was member 883 and my proposer was Roy Hudd OBE and seconder was Roger De Courcey.Can you imagine sitting in lodge listening to anecdotes and laughing at fellow comedians or actors, musicians, magicians, ventriloquists or members of the Royal household sharing one thing that is universal and that is laughter.At one time Laurel & Hardy were sat there with Wee Georgie Wood, or Little Tich would have turned up on a night off to talk about his busy week at the music hall. (With thanks to British Pathe for their incredible archive videos on you tube)Just think of Tommy Cooper and Les Dawson adlibbing across the room when Max Bygraves trying to tell a story… The order is steeped in history of variety and humour, and we meet around 12 times a year on top of organising Charity Events as well as the highlight of each year when that years King Rat plans the biggest party in London in November at their very own Ball.In recent times our last King Rat Duggie Brown was crowned in 2020, for obvious reasons his crown was rolled over to 2021 and 2022 where this year would have been his big event. Sadly, we lost Duggie to a sudden illness mid 2022 which still today saddens us.Duggie was the most brilliant of Kings, we all were treated to the banter, he had the stories, and we were happy to hear them. He worked on stage as a brilliant comedian and as an actor in TV and commercials even towards the end he was turning work away.We miss you Duggie. Max Bygraves OBE loved being part of the GOWR and his story today is told by my first guest in this season. Anthony Bygraves grew up surrounded by the glamour and glitz of British showbusiness and he himself has created a wealth of Music & Comedy as well as kept his father's legacy alive Anthony has Written Produced and Directed shows and records and toured worldwide in his own right. Listen to his story today as we chat about his father Max, The London Palladium, Judy Garland, Peter Brough and Archie Andrews, when James Mason saved his life, his final moments with Tony Hancock in Australia and so much more as he Tells us more than just one story.Welcome to E&T The Rats Anthony Bygraves
Will Allenby - The Big Big Talent Of - Eyes & Teeth - Season 12 - Edition 3
Sep 13 2022
Will Allenby - The Big Big Talent Of - Eyes & Teeth - Season 12 - Edition 3
Welcome to E&T Season William Robert Allenby Bass-baritone celebrated 40 years on stage in 2020, since his debut as Kurt in 'the Sound of Music' with the Northern Theatre Company, at the Hull New Theatre, in 1980. His career has taken him around the world in a variety of musical styles from Puccini through to Andrew Lloyd Webber and Rogers and Hammerstein. William was recently awarded Associateship (ARAM) in the Royal Academy of Music 2020 honours list for a significant contribution to the music profession.William's considerable vocal and comedic talents have taken him to major opera houses in many leading comic and dramatic roles, garnering universal critical acclaim. He has appeared at the Royal Opera Covent Garden, English National Opera, Welsh National Opera, Scottish Opera, and Opera Holland Park, to name but a few.Following his days as a juvenile lead with the Northern Theatre Company in musicals and variety shows, William's major break-through came when he was engaged as a soloist for BBC Radio 2 in 1989. He has since appeared many times as a star singer on 'Friday Night is Music Night' in a variety of broadcasts of musicals and operetta and in international tours of 'Jesus Christ Superstar' with Westend International. William has also achieved considerable success in over 400 performances of his extremely popular one-man shows, 'An Enchanted Evening of Song' and 'The Music of the Night' in theatres around the UK and as a headline act aboard many of the luxury cruise lines in the US and Europe.I worked with Will on Luxury Cruise Liners and we have enjoyed a spot together in my first produced show in a theatre in 2005 when a character of mine named Jilly Pepper bravely duetted with this master of vocals, you can hear this later in this show.Although Eyes & Teeth is not purely music based, each guest is always linked to Variety in some way and Wills love for the art of Comedy and Variety goes deep and you hear this in his work as well as what he is bringing at Chichester University passing it on to students of Cabaret and Variety. He’s paying it forward, so sit back and enjoy the work of the one and only Will Allenby