WELCOME to the world of John Shuttleworth, Sheffield's most versatile singer and organist.
He's happy to play Wolverhampton Civic Hall at a push, but - as he ruefully points out - he's more at home at village halls and hospices.
John's an amazing character - created by comedian and musician Graham Fellows - affable and benevolent, always looking on the bright side - but completely lacking in self awareness.
He lives in a world of carveries and garden centre cafeterias, exploited (incompetently) by his neighbour and agent Ken Worthington and increasingly marginalised by his exasperated wife Mary.
But John smiles on, oblivious, composing ditties about salad bars, the perils of eBay and his Austin Ambassador Y-Reg, dreaming of stardom.
The show is like the character - gentle and meandering with a banal mundanity that seems increasingly surreal.
But above all John is an entertainer, and the show ends with a rousing medley of his favourites.
Verdict: GARY YO
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