Churchill to join Pontin's bluecoats on stage this summer...Oh Yes!

15th June 2010

Strawberries and cream, the smell of freshly cut grass and rainy Bank Holidays all have one thing in common; they are synonymous with the Great British summertime. But what could be more British than the traditional family holiday by the seaside at one of the UK's fantastic and fun Holiday Parks?

After successful appearances in 22 pantomimes last year, Churchill, Britain's most famous nodding dog, will be donning a brand new blue coat to tread the boards on yet another stage.

Oh Yes! This summer, Churchill will be joining a long list of showbiz legends who all began their careers entertaining holidaymakers with their own unique style of song, dance and merriment. From Shane Richie to Brian Conley; Bradley Walsh to Lee Mack - that's right, this summer, Churchill will become a Bluecoat at Pontin's Holiday Parks, renowned for their traditional family holidays.

Every week, Churchill will take to the stage for 'Party Time', a half hour show dedicated to great family fun. As well as the usual Bluecoat duties of singing and dancing, Churchill will take on the role of game show host in the aptly named 'Yes/No game'. Oh Yes!

Joining Churchill on stage throughout the summer will be a number of famous faces including Bobby Davro and X Factor stars Same Difference and Eoghan Quigg. Churchill will be performing once a week from this weekend until October.

Peter Deane, head of Brand at Churchill comments: "We are thrilled that Churchill will be back on stage this summer at Pontin's, following in the footsteps of some of Britain's best loved entertainers. He had a fantastic time appearing in pantomime last Christmas and has been itching to get back up on stage ever since. The summer season at Pontin's will be great fun for all the family and I am sure that 'Party Time' with Churchill will be a massive hit."

Graham Parr, Chairman of Pontin's adds: "We are very much looking forward to welcoming Churchill into the Pontin's Bluecoat family this summer. Our Holiday Parks have helped to launch the careers of a number of Britain's top entertainers including Shane Richie and Lee Mack, so Churchill is in great company."

Churchill will be joining his fellow Bluecoats on a national tour of shopping centres to promote his appearance over the summer, giving fans the chance to catch this rising star before Hollywood begins knocking on his door!

Churchill will be appearing weekly at the following Pontin's Holiday Parks from Friday 18th June: Southport Holiday Park, Ainsdale-on-Sea, Southport

Brean Sands Holiday Park, Burnham on Sea, Somerset,

Camber Sands Holiday Park, Camber Sands,Sussex,

Prestatyn Sands Holiday Park, Prestatyn, North Wales,

Pakefield Holiday Park, Lowestoft, Suffolk.

For further information, please contact Michael Hickson on 020 7404 3000 or


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