Welsh actor and comedian Stan Stennett, best known for his long running role in ITV’s daytime soap Crossroads, is to be celebrated with a tribute show in April.

The celebration of the life and work of Stennett, who died in November last year, will see a host of performers pay their tribute to one of Wales’ best loved entertainers.

The show will feature Johnny Tudor, Colin Price, Peter Lewis, Mandy Starr, Robert Knight, The Meggitt Dancers and the Onllwyn Male Voice Choir with compères Wyn Calvin, Dewi Grifiths, Roy Nobel and Lionel Fanthorpe.

Stan was born in Pencoed, a small village near Bridgend, South Wales, and became a leading theatre act in the 1940s and then a successful transition first to BBC radio then television. He starred on shows such as The Black and White Minstrel Show for the BBC, Lunchbox for ATV and The One O’Clock Show for Tyne Tees Television.

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In the 1960s he turned to acting with several serious roles including as Norman Crabtree in Coronation Street and a seven year stint as Sid Hooper in Crossroads. Stan, who had operated his own theatre production company for decades, continued to work up until only weeks before his death. He had been due to appear in Pantomime in December 2013.

A Tribute To Stan Stennett takes place on Wednesday 30th April, 2.00pm at St David’s Hall, Cardiff. Tickets can b booked here.

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