A ONE-MAN comedy show celebrating the life and times of actor John Le Mesurier will take place at 7.30pm tonight at Bromsgrove’s Artrix.
The affectionate tribute ‘Do You Think That’s Wise?’ is being performed by multi-award winning writer, performer and impressionist Julian Dutton following a sell-out run at Edinburgh.
Through the show he reveals the man behind the wry smile and urbane English repartee that charmed millions and turned Le Mesurier into a household name as Sgt Wilson in Dad’s Army.
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.
The show is packed with stories from the golden age of classic British comedy, providing a joyful and moving celebration of one of the most popular comic actors of our era.
Dutton is a writer and performer whose work has won a British Comedy Award, a BAFTA, and a Radio Academy Gold Award.
He is the co-creator and co-writer of the BBC TV comedy series Pompidou starring Matt Lucas and he co-created, wrote and performed in four series of the BBC1 comedy hit The Big Impression with Alistair McGowan.
He has also toured as a comedian and impressionist and appeared in the West End supporting many of Britain’s top comics like Harry Hill and Al Murray.
Tickets for tomorrow’s show are £14, available by visiting artrix.co.uk or by calling 01527 577330.
The show is suitable for those aged 14 and over.