Former councillor enjoys Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut

STORY TIME: Chris Foote-Wood from Darlington who took his Dickens show to the Edinburgh Fringe        Picture: ANDY LAMB

STORY TIME: Chris Foote-Wood from Darlington who took his Dickens show to the Edinburgh Fringe Picture: ANDY LAMB

First published in News The Northern Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Darlington)

A FORMER long-serving councillor said he is pleased with the reception given to his debut appearance at a major arts festival.

Chris Foote Wood, from Darlington, made his Edinburgh Fringe Festival debut in August at the age of 73.

His hour-long show - named The Genius of Charles Dickens - saw him bring a number of Dickens’ characters to life on stage, including Scrooge, Oliver Twist and Uriah Heep.

Mr Foote Wood performed at the Sweet Grassmarket venue over a week, where a number of nights were sold out.

“I was quite overwhelmed that the first three nights were full,” he said.

“Considering there are 3,100 shows and many struggle to sell tickets I am very pleased.

“I also got a fantastic review. It has encouraged me to carry on with the show as well.”

Mr Foote Wood has written more than a dozen books - including one on inspirational lifestyle advice for active older people - and starred in many pantomimes.

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6:49pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Teesflyer says...

Where was he a councillor for? Bill Dixon must have gone to same theatrical school so he can act like he gives a 4hit about Darlington residents.
Where was he a councillor for? Bill Dixon must have gone to same theatrical school so he can act like he gives a 4hit about Darlington residents. Teesflyer
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7:00pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Chris Abbott says...

Bishop Auckland from the 1960s until recently.
Bishop Auckland from the 1960s until recently. Chris Abbott
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7:33pm Sat 30 Aug 14

Teesflyer says...

Chris Abbott wrote:
Bishop Auckland from the 1960s until recently.
Then I apologise if there was any inference to the state of DBC and his involvement in it. Maybe BBD is just natural born actor?
[quote][p][bold]Chris Abbott[/bold] wrote: Bishop Auckland from the 1960s until recently.[/p][/quote]Then I apologise if there was any inference to the state of DBC and his involvement in it. Maybe BBD is just natural born actor? Teesflyer
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