Lunedi Lunacy

Yes another British comedy snippet.  When you’re onto something good stay with it I always say – well okay I don’t always say it but frequently enough.  The late Victoria Wood was as brilliant a comedy writer as she was a performer and the person she wrote for most often was Julie Walters.   They had met each other at an audition for a drama school in Manchester – Julie got in, Victoria didn’t – but it wasn’t until 1978 that they formed the comic partnership that was to last four decades.

 

“It was the first time we worked together and it just went a bomb and someone said to me ‘do you want to write a play. So that was my magic moment.”

I’ve posted this little sketch before but it proves, if proof were needed, that Walters could handle physical comedy as deftly as the verbal zingers that Woods wrote for her.

 

I really don’t know how Celia Imrie and Duncan Preston kept straight faces as Walters wended her way across that dining room.

On this day in 1701:After being convicted of piracy and of murdering William Moore, Captain William Kidd is hanged in London, England. 

 

Author: Willym

A senior with the heart of a young'un

4 thoughts on “Lunedi Lunacy”

  1. Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear, talk about art imitating life. “Two Soups” is EXACTLY like the time My Rare One and I had lunch at a senior’s centre where all the staff are volunteers from among the membership. We had soup, sandwich and pie and the waitress kept forgetting over and over again to bring each part of the meal to us even though she had written it down. It took the patience of Job to get through that meal! But we still left the poor old biddy a good tip. Never went again, of course, just in fear that she’d be our waitress again, LOL!

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