Evening with a national treasure

Noddy Holder with Mark Radcliffe
Noddy Holder with Mark Radcliffe

Re-live the heady days of the pop-tastic seventies, eighties and nineties as Noddy Holder MBE recalls his impressive career during an intimate ‘in conversation with’ show at Buxton’s Pavilion Arts Centre.

The former Slade frontman will look back over a lifetime of towering achievements; from his all-conquering Top of the Pops appearances, endless world tours and epoch-defining anthems to thespian triumphs and gluing some mirrors onto a top hat to change the face of fashion forever.

Slade formed in 1969 and went on to release 15 albums and a handful of hit singles including the iconic Merry Xmas Everybody in 1973. Holder, 66, co-wrote most of Slade’s material with bassist, occasional keyboard player and violinist Jim Lea.

Coaxing the anecdotal nuggets from the national treasure will be his close friend, confidante and personal dresser Mark Radcliffe.

With a career spanning five decades, the Boltonion has written four books, released six albums, presented many TV programmes, most notably the BBC’s coverage of the Glastonbury Festival, and has presented shows on BBC Radio stations.

The show at the Water Street venue on Friday May 10, starting at 7.30pm, is part of a UK tour celebrating Holder’s 50th professional year in showbiz.

Tickets for An Evening with Noddy Holder in Conversation with Mark Radcliffe, priced £20 and £22, are available from the Box Office on 0845 127 2190 or online at www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.