Britain’s Got Talent star set for homecoming Hartlepool gig with Pools legend

Former Hartlepool United striker Joe Allon, centre, with Andy Briscoe, left and Adam Thacker from Mary Rowntree's.
Former Hartlepool United striker Joe Allon, centre, with Andy Briscoe, left and Adam Thacker from Mary Rowntree's.

Hartlepool funnyman Danny Posthill is looking forward to his first gig on home soil since starring in Britain’s Got Talent.

The 28-year-old impressionist, who grew up in the Rift House and Fens areas of the town, entertained the nation in the final of the hit ITV show.

Danny Posthill

Danny Posthill

And he is now set to star alongside Hartlepool United legend Joe Allon in “An Evening with...” at Mary Rowntree’s, on the Headland, early next month.

Danny, who won a public vote to make it into the showpiece, finished seventh in the final. He lives in Essex and is looking forward to his homecoming gig.

Danny said: “I am really looking forward to it - I love performing in Hartlepool, it is just a shame it is not more often.

“People in the North East have a really good sense of humour and I will be working hard to make sure they have a night to remember!

Former Hartlepool United striker Joe Allon. Picture by FRANK REID

Former Hartlepool United striker Joe Allon. Picture by FRANK REID

“To be performing alongside Joe is an honour too - a real Hartlepool legend.

“Appearing on Britain’s Got Talent changed my life and I have been so busy since - every week is manic which is great because I love to perform,” added the former Brierton School pupil.

Pools legend Allon, a 1991 promotion hero, said: “Danny is unique, a real talent and he should have won Britain’s Got Talent. I was really impressed with him and laughing along at all of his routines. I can’t wait for our evening together, Mary Rowntree’s is a great venue and this is the first of a few shows we are doing together at different venues,” added Allon, who scored 86 goals in 205 starts across two spells for Pools.

Andy Briscoe, manager of Mary Rowntree’s, said: “Danny was a big success on Britain’s Got Talent and we are all looking forward to a really good night.

Former Hartlepool United striker Joe Allon (centre) with Andy Briscoe (left) and Adam Thacker from Mary Rowntrees. Picture by FRANK REID

Former Hartlepool United striker Joe Allon (centre) with Andy Briscoe (left) and Adam Thacker from Mary Rowntrees. Picture by FRANK REID

“I have known Joe for many years and laughs are guaranteed when these two get together,” added Andy, who has been the safety officer at Hartlepool United for 31 years.

An Evening with Danny Posthill and Joe Allon takes place at Mary Rowntree’s, on the Headland, on Friday, August 7, from 7pm.

Tickets, which include a pie and peas supper, are priced at £20 and organisers say there is limited availability left. They are available by calling 07526501682 or (01429) 868313.

The pair will also be hosting a similar event at The Travelling Man, in East Boldon, on Saturday, August 8. Tickets cost £20 and it includes a chicken dinner. For information call 0191 536 3401.