Tommy Cooper was one of the few who really deserved the title "comic genius". His unique, eccentric, deceptively simple humour brought a little magic into British comedy and now this remarkable celebration brings the much-loved entertainer vividly to life. All the familiar trademarks are here, the fez, the laugh, the "hats" routine, the bottle and the glass. But the Play also takes us behind the scenes to meet the man beneath the fez. Cooper the troubled perfectionist, whose energy and anxieties were the driving force behind this "genial giant". Cooper the private man, who died the most public of deaths on live television before an audience of millions. Nineteen years on and a large man in a funny hat is set to light up the stage once more. Starring Jerome Flynn as Tommy.