Charlie Talks

Charlie Read brings to life two of the nation’s favourite entertainers from the 20th Century, George Formby and Tommy Cooper. During his ‘Talks’ Charlie shares his insights, together with the comedy, music and magic of these two iconic legends. ‘Charlie Talks’ visits groups throughout the Solent region.

George Formby

Hear the life story of the famous British entertainer, George Formby. Plus sing-a-long to his well known songs.

Charlie covers  many surprising details in George Formby’s life journey, including the business deals, his first films, a poor education, the famous father, regrets in his private life and those exciting wartime years…


Tommy Cooper

Charlie takes you through Tommy’s life story, plus some of his classic jokes, memorable magic tricks and even his little known hit song!

Describing a ‘cradle to the grave’ account of his life, that took him from a small Welsh mining community to international stardom via Devon, Hampshire, North Africa and London…


New for 2020, ‘Charlie Talks’ introduces two new ‘Talks’ to entertain your groups. These are ‘Poetry, Poets and Poems’ and ‘Comedy Capers’.

Poetry, Poets and Poems

The Talk briefly covers the history of this creative art and explains some of its many forms. It gives short accounts of the careers of selected poets and includes poetry readings covering all tastes. The Poetry, Poets and Poems can be tailored to the requirements of your group.


Comedy Capers

Charlie examines the world of humour and what makes people laugh! It looks at the origins of this intangible subject that enriches peoples’ lives, as well as offering genuine health benefits. It identifies some of the many comedic genres with working examples.

Contact Charlie Read to find out how he can bring Charlie Talks to you.