Laughter in Lockdown 3 - I'm Sorry I'll Read That Again... Again!

Our third exclusive Laughter in Lockdown stream is the closing event of Slapstick 2020 – ‘I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again… Again!’ A show with added poignancy as it featured the final Slapstick performance from our dear friend Tim Brooke-Taylor.

The show’s producer and director, Barnaby Eaton-Jones, writes:

‘I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again’ was the very funny and deliciously anarchic radio comedy sketch show from the BBC that was the precursor to ‘The Goodies’, ‘Monty Python’s Flying Circus’ and ‘I’m Sorry I Haven’t A Clue’. It ran from the early 1960s to the early 1970s with the regular Wonder Team of Tim Brooke-Taylor, John Cleese, David Hatch, Jo Kendall and Bill Oddie (with music by Dave Lee and The Boys), including a special anniversary reunion in 1989.

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In 2016, The OFFSTAGE Theatre Group revived it as a stage show – which is still touring under an exclusive license.

This special performance of their original full-length touring script (for the finale of the Slapstick Festival at the Bristol Old Vic) also features The Goodies themselves, reprising roles from their ISIRTA days. It also features a special appearance from Slapstick Festival director Chris Daniels!

Sadly, it was to be Tim Brooke-Taylor’s last public performance as his infamous character, Lady Constance de Coverlet; as the pandemic virus robbed us him doing any future turns a few weeks later. We miss him madly and this show is a tribute to his wit, energy and exquisite comedy timing.


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