4th February 2018 Kenton Theatre, Henley
MAUREEN LIPMAN, JEREMY ROBSON, JACQUI DANKWORTH & FRIENDS
A very special evening featuring one our most beloved actors, a highly respected poet and one of the UK’s finest vocalists and three leading musicians. A key figure in the poetry reading scene of the 60s and described by The Times as a “champion of poetry”, Jeremy Robson’s most recent book Subject Matters includes poems on Paris in the 50s, his friend Ron Moody, CND rallies, Roy Rogers and much more. It follows his highly praised 2014 volume Blues in the Park, described by Bel Mooney in the Daily Mail as “the work of a poet whose wide-ranging experience, transmuted into fluent, accessible poems will strike a harmonious chord with a great many readers”.
He will be joined in reading his poems by Olivier-winner Maureen Lipman, most recently seen in the West End directing her late husband Jack Rosenthal’s The Knowledge and acting in Lettice and Lovage, who will also include some of her own much-loved monologues and perhaps even some Joyce Grenfell!
Known primarily as a jazz singer, Jacqui Dankworth’s unique musical palette also draws on folk, soul, classical, blues, and numerous other influences She will be joined by acclaimed pianist and singer Charlie Woods to sing duets of classic songs of the last 100 years inspired by great musical partnerships and composers. They are joined on saxophone by Henley-based Art Themen – a key figure in the British jazz scene since working with Alexis Korner in the early 60s and who received 15 guineas for playing on Joe Cocker’s iconic With A Little Help From My Friends. Completing the musical quartet is bassist Dudley Phillips, who has toured and recorded with everyone from Amy Winehouse to Bill Withers.
(Photo credit James Deavin, with thanks to Jewish Book Week jewishbookweek.com)
Running time: 120 minutes including interval
Tickets £25 (Price includes £1 Restoration Levy)