Comedian Norman Pace ‘haled’ a hit at pensioners’ Mile End Christmas shindig

Norman Pace 'haled' a hit at pensioners' Christmas knees-up. Picture: Rehan Jamil

Norman Pace 'haled' a hit at pensioners' Christmas knees-up. Picture: Rehan Jamil - Credit: EE Homes

Top comedian Norman Pace was back this week entertaining pensioners with his Christmas knees-up which could become an annual East End festive beano.

In stitches... OAPs at Southern Grove centre's festive lunch entertained by Norman Pace. Picture: Re

In stitches... OAPs at Southern Grove centre's festive lunch entertained by Norman Pace. Picture: Rehan Jamil - Credit: EE Homes

The former school teacher, famous for his ‘Hale and Pace’ comedy duo act with Gareth Hale, returned for his second show in 12 months for pensioners at Mile End’s Southern Grove community centre.

The pensioners from estates in Mile End, the Isle of Dogs, Shadwell, and Spitalfields were invited for their annual Christmas festive lunch with a helping of Norman’s banter as he compèred their good old-fashioned sing-along.

He was asked to come back by East End Homes after his hit with the OAPs last Christmas.

The housing organisation’s Paul Wilson said: “Support from Norman Pace makes this event special and really sums up what this time of year is all about.”

Norman following up his stage show at Mile End's Southern Grove centre with a hug from one of his fa

Norman following up his stage show at Mile End's Southern Grove centre with a hug from one of his fans. Picture: Rehan Jamil - Credit: EE Homes


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Volunteers from Canary Wharf helped make this year’s festive lunch a success with all the trimmings, keeping ‘pace’ with Norman—known in showbiz for his “We’re the management” mimic of the notorious Kray twins gangland duo.

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