If golf with Jimmy Tarbuck is a taster of the live show coming to The Rose Theatre, then it is one not to miss. A genuine comedy and entertainment legend, with a career spanning five decades, Jimmy has 101 stories, each more fascinating than the last.

Since his first gig at the Sunday Palladium, a night the comedian credits as the one that changed his life forever, to being made an honourary member of the European Tour, life has been quite a journey.

It is this journey, and its anecdotes, videos and pictures, that make up the basis of Jimmy’s one man show, on at The Rose for just one night, June 4.

He says: "It's a show I have been working on for three years and I'm touring it all over the country."

For any niggling omissions, the 44-year Kingston resident will also be taking questions from the audience, in what will be the show’s second outing in a tour growing in nights as demand continues to outstrip supply.

Thanks to the shows, anybody can spend a couple of hours reminiscing and listening to tales of glory days gone by. About Elvis taking the time to kiss every lady farewell when he left the changing rooms after a gig. About shooting 66 with Gary Player on the Old Course, or the same score, his personal best, to beat Cliff Thorburn, who shot a creditable 72, at his home club, Coombe Hill Golf Club, and take the beers by winning five and four.

Tarbuck says: "I love the Q and A, it really keeps you on your toes. Some of the questions are extremely rude. I'm talking about all sorts of things, including the times I worked closely with Elvis and Sinatra.

"Elvis was absolutely charming. When he came on he came on to the best applause, it was wonderful. The places just went potty and he played hit after hit. The only question was which ones he didn't play. They were all hits."

A schoolmate of John Lennon and diehard Liverpool FC fan, Tarby has travelled from the streets of Liverpool to the House of Lords, taking in most sights on his way.

He add: "We were in Parliament for our work with the Florence Institute. Kids have got to have a start in life. If you're not happy as a child, what chance have you got?"

And this is the overwhelming sense you get meeting Jimmy Tarbuck, whether it is on the golf course or in slightly less intimate surroundings at The Rose. He cares about the people he has met and the people he has helped.

Having recently given the eulogy at Sir Henry Cooper's funeral, and as a good friend of Seve Ballesteros, not all of the 71-year-old's stories are joyous, but they are interesting, heart-warming, and if he doesn't have you laughing at numerous points in his show, seek a refund or a sense of humour transplant .

As Tarby says it best of all: "I pinch myself all the time, for the people I have met and worked with and the things I have done. I thought I would have one night at the Palladium and then be back to Liverpool. I have been so lucky with what has happened in my life, and I want to share that with people, and what better place than Kingston, where my children were born and where I have lived since I came to London, and The Rose, which I think is a wonderful theatre."

Jimmy Tarbuck, Rose Theatre, Kingston, June 4, to book, visit rosetheatrekingston.org