A CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED tribute to Tommy Cooper is heading to Bridport.

Just Like That - The Tommy Cooper Show sees Grimsby-born performer John Hewer re-creating classic moments from the Caerphilly-born funnyman.

The show, coming to Bridport Arts Centre on June 7, has played across the UK including Edinburgh Festival Fringe and London-based Museum of Comedy.

John said: "To be honest, when I was first exposed to Tommy's work, I must've been about 5 or 6, and I just didn't 'get it'.

"All the jokes I'd sort of heard before from my father and the magic was clearly just going wrong! However, a few years later, and I was watching his material again, and the supposed spontaneity and the subversive genius of his stage act really hit me strong, and I've been a huge, huge fan ever since. Taking Tommy's humour and his most celebrated routines into the live arenas, which was Tommy's preferred medium throughout his life, is such good fun and to be playing a part, however small, in keeping that legacy accessible, is a huge privilege."

*Just Like That - The Tommy Cooper Show, Bridport Arts Centre, Friday, June 7. See hambledonproductions.com for more information.