The Cheeky Chappie
The rise and fall of comedy legend Max Miller.
Archive :: production:T393522280, play:S1790759840, venue:V563
The career, contemporaries, critics and saucy seaside postcard world of comedian Max Miller, performed by Dave Sealey. In this frank appraisal of Miller’s sometimesturbulentcareer, between generous helpings from his outrageous front-cloth repertoire, Dave Sealey gradually reveals the strangely quiet, unassuming man behind the make-up and gaudy apparel. He joyously contrasts Max’s dazzling bravado on stage with the work of someofhismostcelebrated contemporaries: our Gracie Fields, gormless George Formby,big hearted Arthur Askey,together with other giants from the great days ofvariety.Allbig names,but none of them bigger than the one whoboasted, ‘Miller’s the name lady,TheCheeky Chappie.’