Nameshakes

December 13, 2011

It’s Simmons and Simmons. Oh yes, it is

Photo: SaS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Simmons & Simmons is a great firm. But at this time of year, when Jack Frost’s roasting on an open fire and chestnuts are nipping at one’s nose, you can be forgiven for preferring something more festive. Which is where nameshakes Simmons and Simmons come spectacularly into their own.

The Simmons Brothers used to be a provincial light entertainment fixture, performing with such luminaries as Brian Conley and Jeffrey Holland. (Who-di-who?) They were favourably compared to Morecambe and Wise. Ken Dodd was a big fan. And when one brother (Alan) retired, the brand morphed into a father and son double act, with dad Keith now treading the boards with his equally talented, and perhaps even better looking, boy Ben.

Photo: SaSSimmons and Simmons have recently completed a successful UK tour of their variety show ‘The Feelgood Factor‘. Positive reviewers included the lady from Cromer Crab Line, who was ‘in stitches from start to finish.’

But this is the time of year when the two really start plucking the turkey that lays the golden eggs. They’re directing two pantomimes, and starring in one, Aladdin, at Weston-Super-Mare, as ‘Chinese Policemen’. Tickets can be ordered  here.

There are probably few vacancies with Simmons and Simmons, given that they’re a ‘Comedy Double Act’ and there are already two of them. But if you’d like to discover what Simmons & Simmons has on the table – probably a slightly better bet – take a look at their Professionals in Law listings. And perhaps, like Aladdin him/herself, you might be granted one of your wishes. AB

 

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