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The man who would eat anything and other English eccentrics

By: stagedoorscribbler - April 15, 2019

James Bolam and Susan Jameson

We are delighted to welcome leading husband and wife actors James Bolam and Susan Jameson back to Clive Conway Productions to present a celebration of English Eccentrics.

This intriguing and enjoyable show introduces colourful and remarkable characters who have enlivened and entertained us through the ages, and whose originality and strength of character stands out now more than ever in an age of mass-market conformity.

We bring you Joshua Norton, self-proclaimed Emperor of the United States of America; Hermione Gingold, whose autobiography, The World is Square, more than lives up to its title; William Buckland, who ate anything and everything from a bluebottle to the heart of King Louis XIV; and many equally odd and endearing characters.

More familiar names include Lewis Carroll, Dr. Samuel Johnson, Sir Thomas Beecham, Lord Byron, Beau Brummell, Mrs Malaprop, and Oscar Wilde.

It is accompanied with suitable music by Clive Conway on flute and Christine Croshaw, who also devised the production, on piano

Watch out for English Eccentrics appearing at a venue near you.