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Wisdom of a Fool

Thursday, 21 September, 2017
Theatre Royal Wakefield
Wisdom of a Fool

In this acclaimed emotional roller coaster one man play, Jack Lane takes you behind Norman Wisdom’s well-known character to reveal a tough and lonely childhood.

After joining the army, Norman Wisdom discovers a passion for comedy and begins to perfect an act that would go on to shape his unique style. The world of post-war music hall and variety embraces Norman’s manic, slapstick routine, catapulting him to stardom in the early 1950s. Success on the silver screen, including the hit song Don’t Laugh at Me, seals his fame.

But fame comes at a price...

Jack plays 30 characters throughout this tour de force performance. The Gump costume that features in the play belonged to Norman himself and has been generously loaned to the production by his son and daughter, Nicholas and Jacqueline Wisdom.

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Theatre Royal Wakefield, Drury Lane, Wakefield, West Yorkshire WF1 2TE

Wakefield Theatre Royal and Opera House was designed by Frank Matcham and opened in 1894.