Victoria Wood’s life is being celebrated in York and New York this December. The events will showcase some of Victoria’s most famous characters, songs and sketches to raise money for Jessie’s Fund – a charity that Victoria was a patron of that provides music therapy for seriously ill children.
Off-broadway theatre The Triad will stage a charity gala, Victoria Wood: As Seen In The Big Apple with the best bits from Acorn Antiques, the Two Soups sketch, Kimberley and of course The Ballad of Freda and Barry. All performed by “an ensemble of familiar and emerging New York-based British, Irish and Anglophile actors” according to producer, director and actor George C Heslin.
Back in the UK, Daniel Rigby, who played Eric Morecambe opposite Victoria Wood as Eric’s mother Sadie Bartholomew in the TV biopic Eric and Ernie, will share anecdotes about the comedy star at the Merchant Adventurers’ Hall in York on Thursday 1st December. Local all-female theatre collective She Productions will perform songs and sketches and there will also be an auction of Victoria Wood memorabilia.
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