Victorian, unique and vintage are but a few ways to describe the eye-catching Old Joint Stock Theatre pub, sitting just shy of Birmingham City Centre. Born originally as a library in 1862 then later a bank, this decadent and richly decorated Victorian pub sits comfortably opposite St Philips Cathedral…
DO YOU THINK THAT'S WISE? - The Life and Times of John Le Mesurier
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- Old Joint Stock Pub & Theatre
British Comedy Guide Recommended Show 2018*
In this affectionate tribute to one of Britain’s best-loved comedy stars, leading impressionist Julian Dutton (BBC1’s The Big Impression, BBC R4’s The Secret World, co-creator & co-star of BBC2's Pompidou with Matt Lucas etc.) brings to life the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned John Le Mesurier into a household name as Sergeant Wilson in Dad’s Army. As with many comedy stars, Le Mesurier’s life was not without tragedy – his broken marriage to Hattie Jacques, his betrayal by his best friend Tony Hancock – all these setbacks shook him, but his reputation as the quintessential English Gentleman never wavered. Packed with glorious reminiscences and stories from the Golden Age of Classic British Comedy, Julian Dutton’s show is a joyful and moving celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era.
“A compelling performance” ★★★★ CHORTLE
“You would think that John Le Mesurier was actually stood before you. An amazing biographical tale - look out for it on tour.” BRITISH COMEDY GUIDE
“Dutton is an excellent mimic and exudes the charm and easy, genial style of his subject. In so doing, he pulls off a clever trick, showing us a man who is essentially pathetic and alcoholic whist never ruining our fond memory of Le Mesurier as the helpless and hugely funny Sergeant Wilson.”
BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE
“An impressionist tour de force” Independent
“Brilliant” Jon Culshaw
“A superb impersonation” Claire Cavanagh, BBC Bristol
mers around.” BBC Comedy
“A fantastic show” James Hurn, the One-Man Hancock’s Half Hour
Do You Think That's Wise? Evening
Admit One Evening
|19:30 - 21:30||£13.00|
Do You Think That's Wise? Matinee
Admit One Matinee
|14:30 - 16:30||£13.00|
2 Courses Set Menu £18 Evening
|18:00 - 19:30||£18.00|
2 Courses Set Menu £18 Matinee
|13:00 - 14:30||£18.00|
4 Temple Row West, B2 5NY
Birmingham City Centre
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