Ken Dodd plaque unveiled at Grand Opera House

Comedian Tim Vine unveiled a plaque at the Grand Opera House York, to commemorate the late great Sir Ken Dodd OBE who performed at the theatre regularly since the 1960s.

The legendary comedian was awarded an OBE in 1982 and was dubbed a knight by the Duke of Cambridge in 2017 – the year of his 90th birthday – in recognition of both his comedic legacy and his charity work. Ken’s last performance at the theatre was on 10 July 2016 with his Happiness Show.

Lady Anne Dodd, the widow of Sir Ken and long-time friend and scriptwriter Barry Reeves also attended.

Read our interview with Tim Vine, in which he discusses his admiration for Ken Dodd, right here, while you can check out our interview with Doddy himself, completed just prior to his final show at the Grand Opera House, right here.



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