Actress Maureen Lipman joins poet Jeremy Robson in reading from his powerful and witty new collection of poetry – Blues in the Park – described by her as “a marvellous wry observation of the sweet, sour and savoury in life.” Maureen also contributes a few of her own witty monologues. Expect some literary surprises, and badinage à la Lipman...
Maureen Lipman has the knack of making the everyday supremely entertaining, the ordinary absurd and unexpected. Her collection of pieces, I Must Collect Myself: Choice Cuts from a Long Shelf-Life, sparkles with her inimitable prose and pithy opinions. Encounters in the street, at the hairdresser, in the dressing room, on her travels at home and abroad, indeed wherever she goes, are sharply observed, joyfully and - at times - ruefully recorded.
Here, Maureen gave us a selection of her brilliant monologues which capture many voices in wonderfully diverse ways.
Jack Rosenthal, who died in 2004 aged 72, was one of Britain’s best loved screenwriters. Gentle, warm and humorous both in style and character, he has been described as television’s Charles Dickens. Rosenthal penned some of the nation’s favourite dramas, from Barmitzvah Boy to The Evacuees, Coronation Street to London’s Burning, uniquely winning three Baftas back-to-back during the 1970s.