Wodehouse In WonderlandThu 6 – Sat 8 Apr
Cahoots theatre Company presents William Humble’s play based on the life and writings of P. G. Wodehouse, with songs by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Ivor Novello.
Wodehouse in Wonderland takes place in P.G. Wodehouse’s New York State home in the 1950s. Plum, as he is known to family and friends, is working away at the latest adventures of Bertie Wooster but is interrupted by a young would-be biographer, his adored wife and daughter Snorkles and his two pekingese. He shares stories about how Jeeves entered his life, how he became addicted to American soap operas and why he wrote books that were ‘like musical comedies without music’. He sings songs composed by Broadway legends with lyrics written by himself, and entertains the audience with characters such as Bertie Wooster, Jeeves, Lord Emsworth, Gussie Fink-Nottle and the squashily romantic Madeline Bassett. But there’s also a darker story beneath the fun.
Robert Daws is well known for his work in television including leading roles in Jeeves and Wooster, John Sullivan’s Roger Roger and Rock and Chips, the British Comedy Award Winning, Outside Edge, Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Death in Paradise, Poldark, Sick Note, Father Brown, Agatha Raisin and eight series of The Royal. He appeared in Malvern in Blackbird (2008) and more recently in Alan Ayckbourn’s plays How The Other Half Loves and Ten Times Table.