Great new stuff from the Wireless Theatre Company:
?The Youth Of Old Age? is the latest production from the Wireless Theatre Company. A gloriously offensive drama from controversial writer Stuart Price, which stars Prunella Scales (of Fawlty Tower fame) as Plutocrat Elizabeth Willem Gracie – possibly the most brutish, wicked, racist, sexist, ageist, lying, violent and loveable character she has played in recent years.
?The Youth Of Old Age? focuses on James (Edward Harrison), a trainee surgeon from an extremely wealthy background who returns home to ask his grandmothers permission to marry. His grandmother Elizabeth (Prunella Scales) is instantly suspicious as to why he has not brought the young lady with him. The ever-suffering man of the manor, Butler Edward (Knight Mantell) tries to sooth the situation but Elizabeth?s increasing attempts to meet the girl who will inherit her fortune lead her to go further than she even thought she dared?
Dangerous at best, wicked at all other times, ?The Youth Of Old Age? shows Prunella Scales at her acid-tongued best, bringing radio drama to today?s MP3 generation.
Sounds like really good stuff! And, stay tuned to the show, because we’ll be airing work from the Wireless Theatre Company starting Mid-May, after we conclude our ZBS-fest to commence this week.
Richard Walker says
Prunella Scales! I don’t know this name, but I want to! She isn’t a piano teacher, is she? There are some very acid-tongued piano teachers. Unt ve do NOT play like zat!
LOL — not sure about the piano teacher bit, but she played Sybil Fawlty in the classic British comedy, Fawlty Towers (see http://www.fawltysite.net/)