P.G. Wodehouse - Poetry and Songs

14th April 2014 19:00
Kings Place
90 York Way, London N1 9AG
A unique event,  in association with The P G Wodehouse Society (UK), celebrating the verse of the multi-talented comic writer P G Wodehouse

While most people are familiar with the name of P G Wodehouse, most associate it with the sublime fiction featuring such characters as Bertie Wooster and Jeeves, or Lord Emsworth and The Empress of Blandings. But Wodehouse was also a prolific poet, and the leading lyricist of his generation on Broadway’s musical comedy stage.

This event will present a selection of his poems and songs, and will be a fantastic celebration of the power of Wodehousean entertainment!

Tony Ring has compiled more than a dozen books on aspects of Wodehouse’s work, including the non-musical theatre, his verse and an eight-volume concordance of his fiction. He has spoken to P G Wodehouse Societies in six countries.

Sophie Ratcliffe is a Fellow and Tutor at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford where she teaches and researches nineteenth and twentieth century literature. She started reading Wodehouse when she was thirteen years old and has recently edited P. G. Wodehouse: A Life in Letters.

Simon Brett has published over ninety books, including the Charles Paris and Fethering crime novels. He also wrote the radio and television comedy series, After Henry and No Commitments.

Hal Cazalet trained at the GSMD and the Juilliard Opera Centre, New York. He has performed with the ENO and ETO, the Royal Opera House 2 and BAC, New York, as well as for BBC Radio 3. As composer / lyricist, he has recently finished writing a musical on Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince.

Lucy Tregear is an actor, singer and a patron of the P G Wodehouse Society. She has been acting for over 25 years for stage, including the West End andRSC, TV, film and radio. She has recently finished the successful Middlemarch Trilogy at the Orange Tree Theatre.

Stephen Higgins is a conductor and pianist who has worked with Shirley Bassey, Damon Albarn and has recently conducted Phantom of the Opera in the West End. He has worked at Glyndebourne, ENO and the Royal Opera House.
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