Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense: Official Trailer
Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
British Author P. Wodehouse wrote prolifically throughout his career but it is his much loved characters Wooster and Jeeves for which he is most revered. Indeed, Wodehouse wrote about them in 35 short stories and 11 novels, so there was a plethora of material from which brothers Robert and David Goodale could choose in bringing these literary favourites to the stage in a completely new way. A play within a play, Bertie Wooster re-enacts the story of his recent trip to Totleigh Towers to steal a silver cow cream jug. Clearly believing himself to be an accomplished actor, Wooster proceeds to make his theatrical debut with all of the aplomb of a natural nitwit, saved only by the none-too-subtle assistance of Jeeves and Seppings. Merriment abounds as these two perform a plethora of characters, leaving Wooster to concentrate on playing himself. The physicality of playing multiple characters in such quick succession is exhausting to watch and provides many side-splitting moments during the performance.
An inventive, fast-paced comedy featuring P. Wodehouse's iconic double act. Pelham 'Plum' Grenville Wodehouse was born in Guildford in After leaving school he spent two years as a banker, before switching careers to sports reporter and columnist at the Globe newspaper. Around this time he started writing short stories, mainly for boys' magazine The Captain, before discovering his talent for comic dialogue.
The plot revolves around Bertie Wooster deciding to stage a one-man show revolving around his recent experiences at Totleigh Towers , only to discover on the evening that, in typical Wooster fashion, nothing has gone to plan and the show is not ready to be staged. In desperation, he enlists his valet Jeeves as well as the butler Seppings to help him stage the production, with Bertie as himself and both Jeeves and Seppings playing multiple characters. Both in the story Bertie is narrating and the play as it is being performed, events quickly spiral out of control, prompting Jeeves to step in to make sure all ends well. Wodehouse 's novel The Code of the Woosters. The tour would visit Bury St. The production had the same director as the original production, Sean Foley, and the same designer, Alice Power. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.
Starring Joseph Chance as Jeeves and Matthew Carter as Wooster, along with co-writer Robert Goodale as Seppings the butler, we speak with Director and co-writer David Goodale, via email, and begin by asking for those here in Australia that may have never heard of Jeeves and Wooster, to please give us an overview of this popular British series. Wodehouse, whose writing has probably inspired much of the best of British comedy over the past years — ranging from Monty Python to Fawlty Towers to Blackadder. The upper-class twit, Bertie Wooster and his inscrutable manservant, Jeeves feature in 35 short stories and 11 novels written between — , which continue to delight readers of all ages today. Originally starring Stephen Fry and Hugh Laurie, what was the process for you to find actors to fit the same bill? Tell us about Joseph Chance and Matthew Carter. Have they performed together before and what kind of perfect match have they made for each other as part of performing in Perfect Nonsense. When he was called upon to stand in it was obvious that he had all the qualities required to make the part his own.