Win Can't Smile Without You tickets

THE one and only Chesney Hawkes makes his musical debut at the The King's Theatre, Glasgow, this month in a production of Can't Smile Without You.

And The Milngavie and Bearsden Herald has teamed up with the organisers to offer a free pair of tickets to see the show on Monday, October 13 at 7.30pm.

Singer/songwriter Chesney Hawkes has been cast in the prestigious lead role of Tony for the forthcoming UK tour of Bill Kenwright's brand new musical love story, featuring all the timeless classics from music legend Barry Manilow.

Pop icon Hawkes is best known for his number one smash hit The One and Only, which spent five weeks at the top of the UK single charts and went on to become an international phenomenon. The track then featured on the soundtrack of the film Buddy's Song, which starred Roger Daltrey and Chesney.

Chesney recently completed his new album Another Fine Mess, and other songs he has written have been recorded and charted by performers as diverse as boy band A1, Caprice and various other international artists.

Alongside his music career, Chesney has made numerous television appearances on shows such as Channel 4's Top Ten Teen Idols, Britain's Got More Talent, ITV's Hit Me Baby One More Time and Channel 4's celebrity sports show The Games, in which he emerged a medal winner. He has also presented two shows for VH1/MTV as well as one for BLISS.

Joining Chesney as love interest Mandy is 23-year-old Siobhan Dillon, who first came to the nation's attention as runner up in the BBC's hit TV show How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? Watched by millions every Saturday night, this was the first series of its kind, in which Andrew Lloyd Webber searched for a West End star to play Maria in The Sound of Music.

This brand new musical, fully endorsed by Barry Manilow, includes over 30 of Barry's hit songs including Could It Be Magic, It's A Miracle, I Write The Songs, Mandy, I Made It Through The Rain, Tryin To Get The Feeling Again and Can't Smile Without You.

The show is on from Monday, October 13 to Saturday, October 18 at 7.30pm.

Make sure you get this week's Herald for full entry details.