Having fortuitously come through the first round of a national competition to find, would you believe, ‘The Old Comedian Of The Year’, Peter Wyton is due to take the stage again in the Tommy Cooper Room of the Museum of Comedy in Bloomsbury, London at 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 10th, in the semi-final of this extravaganza, in his attempt to make it all the way to the final, sometime in June at Leicester Square Theatre!
Prior to that further foray into the world of stand-up, and pausing only on April 21st to harangue the membership of Newent W.I., Peter heads for the Cheltenham Poetry Festival at which he will be appearing three nights on the trot:
On Thursday, April 30th, from 9-10 p.m. Peter will, in the company of accomplished poet/actresses Kathryn Alderman and Frances Marsh, be presenting poems on the Festival theme of ‘The environment & the natural world’, although he hopes to include some performance poetry as well.
Friday, May 1st, at 3 p.m., still in the company of Kathryn Alderman and Frances Marsh, plus Festival Director Robin Gilbert, the quartet will be at the Everyman Theatre, under the banner of The Cheltenham Festival Players’ to present a recital of ‘Victoria’s Poets’ including, amongst many distinguished others, work by Arnold, Macaulay, Browning and Housman.
Saturday, May 2nd, from 8 p.m., again in the Everyman, Peter Wyton will be attempting to defend the Slam title he won at last year’s Festival, against some ominously stellar opposition that includes Tina Sederholm & Spoz .
Anybody inclined to come to one or all of these entertainments will be jolly welcome! It will be a pleasure to see you,