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Oh Goody! Tim Brooke-Taylor and the tales of a mater of comedy

By: stagedoorscribbler - September 3, 2017

Tim Brooke-Taylor. Photographed by Hattie Miles

Of all the comedians and comic actors working today - and heaven knows they are legion - few have had the breadth of experience and extraordinary influence of former Goodie Trim Brooke-Taylor.

He cuts a mild-mannered figure and looks for all the world like the small-town solicitor that he was once destined to become. However appearances can be deceptive and tim is not only a true master of the comic arts, but superbly sharp  whether on stage, screen or radio. After more than 50 years in the business he also boasts a wealth of stories about his life and career. 

You can hear them when Tim brings his touring show Oh Goody! to the Uppingham Theatre in Rutland on Friday 8th September in conversation with journalist and broadcaster Chris Serle. 

He may tell how his legal career and Cambridge law studies were hi-jacked by showbusiness  in the early 1960s when he joined Footlights and found himself catapulted into a world populated by the not-yet-famous John Cleese, Richard Wilson, Graeme Garden and Bill Oddie.

Or he might reveal the inside stories about I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue, the truth about Samantha and the rules of Mornington Crescent. There are plenty of surprises too. Tim once directed Orson Welles in a feature film, shot a memorable round of golf with Sevvy Ballesteros, persuaded David Frost to employ Marty Feldman and played a key role in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

What's more his stories are illustrated with memorable clips of great moments from his many TV and film appearances. A sure-fire recipe for an evening of fun and laughter.

 Oh Goody! An Audience with Tim Brooke-Taylor and Chris Serle plays The Uppingham Theatre in Uppingham, Rutkland on Friday 8th September. More information