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.