Wodehouse in Wonderland

Wodehouse in Wonderland

Thu 16 – Sat 18 Feb 2023

Cahoots Theatre Company presents Wodehouse in Wonderland.

Plum, as he is known to family and friends, is working away at the latest adventures of Bertie Wooster but is interrupted by a young would-be biographer, his adored wife, daughter Snorkles, and his two Pekingese.

He shares stories about how Jeeves entered his life, how he became addicted to American soap operas and why he wrote books that were ‘like musical comedies without music’.

He sings songs composed by Broadway legends with lyrics written by himself, and entertains the audience with characters such as Bertie Wooster, Jeeves, Lord Emsworth, Gussie Fink-Nottle and the squashily romantic Madeline Bassett. But there’s also a darker story beneath the fun…

Based on the life and writings of P. G. Wodehouse, William Humble’s play takes place in P.G Wodehouse’s New York State home in the 1950’s. Starring Robert Daws and with songs by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Ivor Novello.

Robert Daws is well known for his work in television including leading roles in Jeeves and Wooster; John Sullivan’s Roger Roger and Rock and Chips; the British Comedy Award Winning Outside Edge; Casualty, Midsomer Murders, Death in Paradise, Poldark, Sick Note, Father Brown, Agatha Raisinand eight series of The Royal. He last appeared in Guildford in Alan Ayckbourn’s Ten Times Table in 2019.

The play is performed by arrangement with the Wodehouse Estate.