Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood, a celebration of the music of the late comedy genius and national treasure, is heading to the Trinity Theatre in Tunbridge Wells on Saturday 24 June at 7.30pm.
Performed and written by the star of BBC1’s ‘All Together Now’, Paulus The Cabaret Geek, with accompanist Michael Roulston (Fascinating Aïda), and directed by multi-award-winning cabaret artist Sarah-Louise Young, the show features a whistle-stop tour of 21 of Victoria’s best-loved songs, including the hilarious ‘Ballad of Barry & Freda’ and the classic ‘It Would Never Have Worked’.
Paulus said: “I am delighted to be returning to my home county of Kent to share my celebration of the music of the late, great Victoria Wood. Kent was where my stage career began 32 years ago, when I first produced and performed in cabaret. I raised over £5,500 for various local charities back then, with our blend of musical theatre, sketch comedy and patter songs and Victoria’s work was included from the start. Over three decades on, it feels like I’m been training for this love letter to my heroine since I was a teenager and I can’t wait to share our story with the theatregoers of Kent, and to bring some music, laughter and nostalgia.”
Looking For Me Friend: The Music of Victoria Wood is filled with love, laughter and fabulous memories for Victoria Wood fans as well as being the ultimate ‘beginner’s guide’ for audiences new to her work. This feel-good show has served up nostalgia, music and laughter at Edinburgh Fringe, sold out venues across the UK since 2020 and had the seal of approval from Victoria’s colleagues, school-chums and fans. Dust off your stilettos and oven glove, and don’t forget the custard creams!
Paulus The Cabaret Geek is an entertainer and educator specialising in cabaret, who appeared as a talent judge on BBC1’s primetime show, All Together Now and on Sky Living’s Bigger Than.... For fifteen years, Paulus had close ties to The Battersea Barge, producing many cabarets including Cheese ‘n’ Crackers, Diva Nite and their adult pantomimes. For ten years, Paulus ran the entertainment agency Excess All Areas (formerly Better Chemistry), spearheading the annual Cabaret Convention and London Cabaret Awards. His expertise has been sought to judge many talent competitions including National Burlesque Awards, Drag Idol for Royal Vauxhall Tavern, Pride’s Got Talent, Musical Comedy Awards and Burlesque Idol at The Hippodrome Casino.
To book for the show, visit: https://www.trinitytheatre.net/events/looking-for-me-friend-the-songs-of-victoria-wood or call 01892 678 678.
To find out more about Paulus, visit: http://www.lookingformefriend.com.