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Mike Doyle

Famed for his show stopping sense of humour and powerful voice, Mike Doyle is an acclaimed star of HTV, BBC Wales, on radio and in the theatre.  His sell out one man shows play to theatres all over the UK and in Europe. There is a lot more to Mike than you think – since  winning Opportunity Knocks in 1988 he has become one of the most multi talented performers in the UK appearing on numerous television series and programmes including the Royal Variety Show, Des O’Connor Show, Celebrity Squares and the Generation Game.  He received Stage Comedy Newcomer of the Year at the British Comedy Awards and had his own network series for both BBC, ‘Something for the Weekend’, and for HTV ‘The Mike Doyle Show’.   In London’s West End Mike received great critical acclaim for this larger than life portrayal of the Big Bopper in ‘Buddy’ at the Victoria Place and Vince Fontaine and Teen Angel in ‘Grease’ at the Dominion Theatre.  In 2005 Mike was the first ever artist to appear on the P & O luxury £350m super liner Arcadia and performs regularly, as a headline act for the Cunard Line, on the new  Queen Mary II and also for Crystal Cruises, Fred Olsen Lines and Carnival.  Mike continued this year booked for a glittering worldwide summer season with P& O Cruises, performing on all their luxury super liners as wells a the USA’s top international super liners. 2009 is due to be spectacularly busy with Mike’s diary almost fully booked.  In 2007 directed by Michael Bogdanov Mike was cast in the lead, as Tommy Farr, in Mal Pope’s ‘The Contender’, to great acclaim.  A documentary crew followed Mike’s journey in his preparation for this demanding role, from a boxing gym in Swansea to the staging of the show.  The documentary was broadcast on BBC Wales following the tour of the production.  Mike is very much a one-off original with a sense of humour that is complemented by off-beat impressions and a singing voice that makes him the pride of the Valleys. His relaxed and distinctive style has brought him many fans. Mike’s international appearances include stage and TV in America, Canada, Australia and Japan and he continues to travel the world as a first class act.  His success on TV cannot be doubted, but it is Mike's pedigree as a live entertainer that puts him ahead of his comedy peers. A mixture of comedy, singing and highly original impressions it is an act that singles Mike out as a true star.  Mike takes the comedy lead in pantomime each year throughout the UK.  This is his 22nd year in panto and again for a fourth season with Owen Money Theatre Company, Mike leads in Robinson Crusoe.

Mike Doyle has appeared many times at Swansea Grand Theatre, including five pantomimes, Aladdin in 2006/07, Jack and the Beanstalk in 2004/05, Cinderella in 2003/04, Peter Pan in 2001/02 and Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs in 2000/01. His one man shows there have been very popular also. Mike is a highly likable performer is tremendously talented and appeals to all ages, who could forget his adverts for Trade Centre Wales on Television and Radio (tell them Trevor sent you!) In 1991 he performed at The Royal Variety Performance in front of Her Majesty The Queen.

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Mike Doyle's charity single “What Colour Is The Wind” was recorded to benefit visually impaired and blind people throughout the UK. Every penny raised by this song is donated to the charity. The writer Charlie Landsborough has also donated all his royalties. The CD is available from Amazon or you can download the song from i-tunes and Amazon. Please buy the song and support the charity for the blind.