Rescheduled from its original date in May 2021, the Torch Theatre requests the pleasure of your company for the “Choice Grenfell” show on Wednesday 16 March. I’m a huge of the late Joyce Grenfell, I remember reading her autobiography many years ago, and would love to see this show. Unfortunately I can’t make it as it’s showing in Milford Haven for one night only and it’s opening night of Rebecca’s school play, Our House. If you’re free, you’re in for a treat, read on:
“We request the pleasure of your company” at the Torch Theatre
Do you ever feel like shouting “Stop the world, I want to get off!”?
It’s a mad world we’re living in, isn’t it and a pretty cruel one at times. Well, a very innovative theatre production company is offering you that chance…just for an evening…but what an evening! Choice Grenfell, a Kick in the Head production, is coming to the Torch Theatre on Wednesday March 16, marking 40 years since the loss of Joyce Grenfell.
For those of you who never had the opportunity to see and hear the wonderful Joyce Grenfell…you’ve got some catching up to do…and now’s your chance! Joyce was a very popular and charming comedian, monologist and singer in the 50s & 60s, who had launched her career in the 40’s doing sterling duty entertaining the troops in far flung places during the second world war. The cheerful stoicism she always exhibits is so reminiscent of the slogan which seems to have become popular again in recent times, “Keep calm and carry on.”
In these somewhat uncertain times comes a wonderful evening of warmth, wit and gentle humour. Choice Grenfell features some of the best of Joyce’s delightful songs and monologues from “Stately as a Galleon” and “School Nativity Play” to “A Terrible Worrier” and “First Flight.” Joyce is our guide for a delightful delve into some of her most delightful characters, ably accompanied by her trusted pianist and musical director William Blezard.
The producer of this show has been given access to personal letters and hours of interview recordings from William Blezard in order to make this show as authentic as possible.
Choice Grenfell at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven
Choice Grenfell is on at the Torch Theatre, Milford Haven, on Wednesday 16 March at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £14 and £13 for concessions and are available to book via the Torch Theatre’s Box Office on 01646 695267, or online at http://www.torchtheatre.co.uk
The National Lottery’s & UK Theatre’s Love Your Local Theatre Campaign
This show is part of the National Lottery’s & UK Theatre’s Love Your Local Theatre campaign, where during the months of March and April when you buy a ticket for a participating show you get another free ticket courtesy of the National Lottery. For more information visit https://www.torchtheatre.co.uk/whats-on/special-offers