The Scaffold: Reunited – A Celebration: Bristol Slapstick Festival 2023, St Georges, Bristol, 2023
John Gorman is one third of The Scaffold – a satirical performance group from Liverpool, that had enormous fame in the sixties and early seventies. With their blend of comedy, music and poetry, they had a number of records including Thank U Very Much (which was in the charts the month and year I was born in August 1967) and the number one hit Lily The Pink. The songs were part of my youth, as was Gorman’s other regular appearance as part of the ensemble for the Saturday morning anarchic seventies kid’s show Tiswas.
At the ripe old age of 87, Gorman appeared on stage with the other members of the group for The Scaffold Reunited – A Celebration at The Bristol Slapstick Festival in February 2023. Hosted by Harry Hill, the group performed classic sketches including Gorman’s inspired solo drunk routine. It was a wonderful opportunity to see the group come together for one night only which ended of course with a singalong to Lily The Pink.