Princess Alexandra Auditorium
It is six years since Anita Harris was last on Teesside, when a storm led to a significant portion of the audience staying at home. There were considerably more people in the audience this time, which was good to see.
Anita, just four months shy of turning 77, put on a very entertaining and enjoyable evening, with songs and stories charting her career all the way from her very early days in Las Vegas and as a member of the Cliff Adams Singers ('Sing Something Simple' should ring bells to those readers of a certain age) up to her most recent appearances on reality TV shows, including Masterchef.
Along the way there were plenty of anecdotes about time spent with stars such as Harry Secombe, Dudley Moore, Tommy Cooper and David Nixon.
A repertoire embracing virtually everything from Burlington Bertie to Memory (from Cats) represents a very fine body of work. Anita is a hard-working and extremely glamorous lady, who always finds time, post-show, to chat with her fans.