Monday, May 20, 2013

By Jeeves

This project debuted in 1975, but was visited and rewritten in 1996.  Andrew Lloyd Webber teams up with Alan Ayckbourn,  an amazingly clever and funny playwright.  The story is based on The Jeeves Stories written by P.G. Wodehouse.  You may have seen the British television show "Jeeves and Wooster"  staring Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry, also inspired by these stories.  I love Hugh Laurie in comedic roles.  He's equally hilarious in Blackadder.  (Okay, that's a side note.)
Back to our musical of the day,  the characters of Bertie Wooster and his valet Jeeves are captured for your laughing enjoyment.  Here let's take a look at a few scenes.

These scenes are taken from a filmed 2001 performance starring John Scherer and Martin Jarvis, with Becky Watson.  If you like comedy that's both farcical and witty, check out this lesser known show.

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