The Manfreds 2017 Tour!
For over thirty years, Derek Franks Organisation has toured and produced some of the UK 's most popular and successful theatre shows. From pop to rock to classics such as ELO 11, Mickey Rooney, Al Martino, Buddy Greco, to name just a few, plus the artists who have been solely represented by DFO over the years….The Manfreds, Gerry and The Pacemakers, Gilbert O'Sullivan, Tony Christie, Vince Hill, Alan Price and many more, and not forgetting the very popular sixties production shows which have become a trade mark of the Company.
Derek Franks Organisation was established in 1978 by Derek Franks and his partner Debra. It was the perfect partnership due, partly, to Derek's experience as an entertainer from a very early age and Debra's involvement in the other side of the business, her parent's night club. However, success was mainly due to their passion for the business and pride in the way it has evolved over the years.
Sadly, Derek Franks passed away, at a much too early age, in May 2008 and, just as Derek would have wished, the business was left to Debra to continue. This website is dedicated to the memory of Derek Franks as a celebration of the past and, as he would have wished, a lasting legacy for the future.