Tzu-Chao Chou brought a cheeky chirpiness to the role of Bird, Samara Downs was suitably feline and slinky as Cat and Alys Shee had a fine cameo as the ill-fated Duck, who falls foul of the Wolf (Mathias Dingman).
But you go into the bookies with PS10,000 in your pocket and lose every penny, so for me, that's the worst of the drugs.' "It was moving, getting this burst of heartfelt sincerity from a man whose default setting was gag-aminute chirpiness. I asked him when he had finally managed to kick his own corrosive gamblng habit?
I instantly like him, his chirpiness and risque humour ever present, that 'Eek, awkward moment' expression so often directed to camera on his eponymous chat show now pointed at me when relaying any one of his string of hilarious anecdotes.
-ures, who started their career and friendship 25 years ago on the set of Just how were the Geordie treasures, who started their career and friendship 25 years ago on the set of Byker Grove, going to keep the relentless entertainment - and their signature chirpiness - going for a threehour live show, night after night on tour?