A Bit of a Carry On
With Question and Answer session with Tyler Butterworth
Peter Butterworth and Janet Brown were one of the most recognisable couples in show business. He was a regular member of the renowned Carry On team and she was the country’s leading female impressionist.
But recently declassified secret papers have uncovered an extraordinary true story. It’s a story they’d kept even from their son.
With classic film clips, personal mementos, and rare photographs from his family’s unseen collection, actor and producer Tyler Butterworth reveals the private story behind his parent’s public lives.
He talks about his father’s time in the notorious WW2 POW camp Stalag Luft III with the Great Escape crowd, and the early theatrical experiences there which led directly to his fame as a Carry On star.
Peter’s successful career in film and television ran alongside that of his impressionist wife. Her career really blossomed in 1979, the year Peter died and also the year Mrs Thatcher became Prime Minister.
So settle back and hear about some of the more personal, unexpected and unknown moments in this shared life of show biz, which culminated in them both individually being given the This Is Your Life treatment, quite possibly a unique accolade for a married couple in any walk of life.
The talk is followed by a friendly Questions and Answers session with Tyler Butterworth.
“Very funny and very moving. I so enjoyed it” – Alison Steadman
“We absolutely loved it. Amazing! A great evening. Go and see it!” – Michael and Hilary Whitehall
“I was blown away. Tyler tells a great story” – Simon Williams
“A powerful story full of laughter, tragedy and emotion” – Northern Echo
Tickets: Standard £22, Concessions £20 (includes £1 theatre restoration levy)
Concessions are: Senior Citizen, Student, Kenton Volunteers, Children Under 18, Equity Members, and Keepers/Friends
Running time: 125 minutes (includes a 20 minute interval)