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Venue: The Heron Theatre, Beetham, Cumbria
Date: Friday, 7th April
Wilde would have made a great chat show host and materialises as this in the production I attended by the Birmingham based production company Don’t Go Into the Cellar.
Written by actor-playwright Jonathan Goodwin who plays Wilde, the show uses the same format in the first and second half which includes audience interaction.
Mr Goodwin, sweeping onto the stage in a green velvet jacket and flowing cloak was every inch the gypsy academic of Arthur Ransome’s description in his bestselling book Oscar Wilde, a Critical Study.
Sali Graham as music hall legend Marie Lloyd was the perfect guest for Wilde, displaying an earthy warmth in an energetic performance bubbling with humour laced with innuendo.
Her cockney sparrow chatter interspersed wth old music hall favourite songs which she invited the audience to join in added an…
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