Gilbert, Sullivan and Dr Johnson

A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson
A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson
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At Stantonbury Campus, the Wolverton Gilbert & Sullivan Society still have a few days left with their current piece, Pirates of Penzance.

Performances are nightly through to Saturday, and they all begin at 7.30pm.

Then, on Tuesday evening, Out of Joint Theatre Company will give you A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson.

Samuel Johnson was irritable, generous and endured serious depression. But he was also a poet, playwright, essayist, critic and lexicographer who is most highly regarded for the work on his dictionary.

A Dish of Tea with Dr Johnson sees Ian Redford take on the role of Johnson in the evening of stories and conversation.

Redford, who has an extensive on-stage career that has taken him to the Old Vic and Shakespeare’s Globe, also spent a couple of years in Coronation Street, as Keith Appleyard.

Russell Barr will act out a host of characters in the piece, which is intriguing on paper, and sterling in the live, we imagine.

Tickets are £12.50 and the performance begins at 7.30pm.

Apparently, Dr Johnson’s cat is being played by Jack Russell Katie in the show.

Barking mad, or growly-great?

You decide when the curtain rises.

We imagine it’ll be the latter.