IF you are passionate about the West Country, then Don’t Tell I, Tell ‘EE, is a show you do not want to miss.

Andy Ford pays tribute to Adge Cutler, the founder of The Wurzels, who passed away in 1974 leaving behind him a legacy of songs about local places.

Andy said: “When Adge died in 1974 in a car crash, a guy who he was working with at the time – Aiden J Harvey was playing in Exeter the night after.

"I was in the band supporting Aiden and he told us about the death of Adge. I was upset, but we played his songs as a tribute to him.

“It wasn’t until later on in life that I realized that there was this connection.”

Andy has always loved Adge Cutler and The Wurzels, as they were famous when he was younger.

Andy added: “I am originally from Exeter and Adge Cutler and the Wurzels were famous when I was young, around 10-years-old, and I loved him – mainly because he sounded like me.

“My parents got me a banjo when I was about 12 and the first songs I learnt to play were Adge Cutler songs. I started performing at 12 and ended up getting paid for a few gigs.

“Fast forward to 2017 and I was asked to play Adge in a musical in Bristol. He was such a big part of my inspiration and I wanted to go for something different.”

Andy's most memorable stage moment was at The Royal Variety Show, performing for the Queen and Prince Philip.

He added: “My wife was sat in the audience and she said that the Queen was laughing, and Prince Philip was turning around to watch my performance – the Queen even said that I was funny."

The show, Don’t Tell I, Tell ‘EE, is coming to Bridgwater on September 26 at 7:30pm.

Andy said: “I will talk about Adge’s story and deliver a concert as it would have been done by Adge and The Wurzels.

This show has always been a mission of mine.

“Come and have a good old-fashion West Country night out, with good West Country comedy and cider flowing too.

“I love Scrumpy cider. I named my backing group The Scrumpies and we have milk churns and haybales on stage too!"

To find out more about the show visit mcmillantheatre.com or call 01278 556677.