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Little England – The Museum of Comedy, London

Writer and Director: Ian Dixon Potter Reviewer: Maryam Philpott The nature of British identity in the twenty-first century is in considerable flux as we simultaneously try to look back to a once dominate Empire and forwards to whatever world status the UK will have in the next 10-20 years. Ian Dixon Potter’s new play Little England considers the political, economic ...

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PRESS LAUNCH: The Goons Take to the Road

In the days before television gained its grip on popular culture, British families would gather around their wireless sets and listen to programmes such as The Goon Show; it is said that even Prince Charles was an avid fan. Now, well over half a century later, a new version of that show has just been launched and is about to embark ...

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Round the Horne – Museum of Comedy, London

Round The Horne Cast

Writers: Barry Took and Marty Feldman Compiler and Director: Tim Astley Reviewer: Stephen Bates   How bona to vada it’s back! In the mid-1960s, 16 million people would gather around their wireless sets (radios to youngsters) every Sunday lunchtime to listen to Round the Horne, a half-hour comedy sketch show compered by Kenneth Horne and featuring Betty Marsden, Hugh Paddick ...

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