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Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – Royal & Derngate, Northampton

Writers: Robert and David Goodale Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Claire Going There is a reason it’s called Jeeves & Wooster, not Wooster & Jeeves. The perfect gentleman’s gentleman deserves top billing. He is brilliant, quick-thinking, resourceful and reliable. P.G. Wodehouse’s famous literary toff has his butler to thank for making his life go smoothly, but in this show even Jeeves ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – Northcott Theatre, Exeter

Writer: P. G. Wodehouse Adapters: The Goodale Brothers Original Director: Sean Foley Tour Director: David Goodale Reviewer: Lucy Corley There’s plenty of nonsense to be had in this hilarious lark, although it falls a little short of perfect. Perfect Nonsense is adapted from the Jeeves novels and short stories by P. G. Wodehouse, set in 1920s-30s London and featuring loveable ...

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A Damsel in Distress – Festival Theatre, Chichester

Authors: P.G. Wodehouse and Ian Hay Writers: Jeremy Sams and Robert Hudson Music and Lyrics: George and Ira Gershwin Director/Choreographer: Rob Ashford Reviewer: Bill Avenell The word verve springs to mind to encapsulate this new stage musical based on P.G.Wodehouse’s novel. It is a really lively evening’s entertainment which combines a top drawer cast showing off Chichester’s technical facility, the ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – New Theatre, Cardiff

Writer: P. G. Wodehouse Adaptors: Robert and David Goodale Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Barbara Michaels Frolics and fun abound in the stories of P.G. Wodehouse, featuring the accident-prone aristo Bertie Wooster and his ‘gentleman’s gentleman.’ This adaptation by the Goodale Brothers of Wodehouse’s work is redolent with the atmosphere of a bygone era – you can almost smell the aroma ...

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Jeeves and Wooster – Milton Keynes Theatre, Milton Keynes

Writer: P G Wodehouse adapted by The Goodales Brothers Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Natasha Hegarty Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense is embarking on a UK tour following a Best New Comedy win at last year’s Olivier Awards. Any adaptation involving these characters is always going to be compared with the flawless partnership of Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie in ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – The HOUSE, Birmingham REP

Writers: Robert Goodale and David Goodale Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Selwyn Knight It has taken around a hundred years between the germ of the idea pairing of Jeeves and Wooster occurred to P. G Wodehouse and a successful stage show being put on in the West End: in the programme notes, founder member of The P. G. Wodehouse Society, Tony ...

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Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: David and Robert Goodale Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Fergus Morgan Jeeves and Wooster is not great theatre by any stretch of the imagination but, frankly, it has no discernible pretensions in that direction. Indeed, much like the P.G. Wodehouse novels Sean Foley’s production is based upon, it is simply a moderately amusing, relentlessly banal, but expertly crafted few hours ...

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Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense – Lowry, Salford

Writer: P G Wodehouse Adaptor: The Goodale Brothers Choreographer: Carrie-Anne Ingrouille Director: Sean Foley Reviewer: Jo Beggs There’s many a bookshelf in the land which include a few of Wodehouse’s many Jeeves & Wooster novels, and even more people will have seen the BBC adaptation with Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry. In any case, even if you’re acquainted with neither ...

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