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March 14, 2009

New tribute to Kenneth Williams

The continuing interest in Kenneth Williams says something. It would surely have surprised the man himself!

West End tribute to Williams
New comedy about Carry On star

A new tribute show to Kenneth Williams is to open in London's West End next month.
Stop Messing About has been created by the same team that created the previous nostalgia show Round The Horne… Revisited.
Writers Johnnie Mortimer and Brian Cooke have again set the show as if it was a recording for a BBC rado revue show, hosted by Williams with Jules and Sandy collaborator Hugh Paddick, Carry On co-star Joan Sims and announcer Douglas Smith.
Robin Sebastian, Nigel Harrison and Charles Armstrong reprise their roles as Williams, Paddick and Smith from Round The Horne Revisited, wile Emma Atkins – best known as Charity Dingle in Emmerdale – will play Sims.
Between them, Mortimer and Cooke wrote such sitcoms as Man Abut The House, George and Mildred and Robin’s Nest as well as writing for the likes of Bernard Cribbins, Marty Feldman, Frankie Howerd, Bruce Forsyth, Ronnie Barker and Tommy Cooper.
Stop Messing About opens at the Leicester Square Theatre on Wednesday April 15 and runs until Sunday May 24.


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