After suffering a major life-changing stroke three years ago, Leicestershire-born comedian and TV star Duncan Norvelle was told he’d never walk, talk or work again.
But against all the odds he proved the doctors wrong and now he’s returning to the stage at Melton Theatre next month (November) to perform his new show, aptly named ‘A Stroke of Luck!’, with proceeds from his charity tour going to the Stroke Association.
His Melton show, on Sunday, November 8, will be supported by the Nottingham pop group Paper Lace.
Duncan rose to fame on the ITV variety show Saturday Royal in the early 1980s. His unique style of comedy brought him into the hearts of millions of viewers. He is probably most famous for his catch phrase ‘Chase me!’.
Funds raised through the show will enable the Stroke Association to continue supporting stroke survivors and their families, as they come to terms with a life after stroke.
Duncan, who was born in Hoton, near Loughborough, in 1958, said: “I’m just so lucky to be able to return to what I do best - making people laugh. I’d love to see the people of Melton Mowbray come and support the show, so in turn we can help the Stroke Association support stroke survivors and their families across the region.”
Louise Knight, community and events fundraiser at the Stroke Association, said: “With around 152,000 strokes a year in the UK – that’s around one every three and a half minutes - it’s vital we have people who can raise funds for people affected by stroke.
“We’re extremely grateful to Duncan for donating the proceeds to the Stroke Association. The funds raised will help ensure we can continue to support stroke survivors and their families, and together we can conquer stroke.”
Tickets for the show cost £20. Doors open at 7.30pm.
For more information and to buy tickets visit https://meltontheatre.cloudvenue.co.uk/home?cat=allevents