Jeeves In Manhattan

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01The Artistic Career Of Corky2010122020121210

Martin Jarvis performs 'The Artistic Career of Corky', the first of two of P.G. Wodehouse's celebrated 'New York' stories, starring blithe Bertie Wooster and his urbane valet Jeeves.

Recorded in front of a live audience - a packed house at the Everyman Theatre - it was a highlight of this year's Cheltenham Festival of Literature. In this one-man tour de force, as well as the characters of Jeeves and Wooster, Jarvis also portrays spineless American artist Corky, choleric Manhattan millionaire Alexander Worple and winsome chorus girl Muriel Singer. The laughs abound!

Wodehouse wrote these sparkling stories in 1925 during the period when he was enjoying success in Manhattan as a lyric writer for American musicals. The tales provide a brilliantly humorous perspective for Jeeves and Bertie Wooster on how to deal with eccentric Americans, plus how to cope with the Brits abroad.

In 2007, Jarvis's previous one-man Wodehouse at the Festival received outstanding reviews. The Times wrote: "Outshining all was Martin Jarvis in the funniest performance of the year... an astonishing one-man tour-de-force... Jarvis switched unerringly from one character to the next, but it was more than that. He caught the essence of Wodehouse's writing in a way I thought only possible through reading." Martin Jarvis received a Theatre World Award for his performance as Jeeves in 'By Jeeves' on Broadway.

Producer/Director: Pete Atkin

A Jarvis and Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

Martin Jarvis performs 'The Artistic Career of Corky', the first of two of P.G.

Wodehouse's celebrated 'New York' stories, starring blithe Bertie Wooster and his urbane valet Jeeves.

Recorded in front of a live audience - a packed house at the Everyman Theatre - it was a highlight of this year's Cheltenham Festival of Literature.

In this one-man tour de force, as well as the characters of Jeeves and Wooster, Jarvis also portrays spineless American artist Corky, choleric Manhattan millionaire Alexander Worple and winsome chorus girl Muriel Singer.

The laughs abound!

Wodehouse wrote these sparkling stories in 1925 during the period when he was enjoying success in Manhattan as a lyric writer for American musicals.

The tales provide a brilliantly humorous perspective for Jeeves and Bertie Wooster on how to deal with eccentric Americans, plus how to cope with the Brits abroad.

In 2007, Jarvis's previous one-man Wodehouse at the Festival received outstanding reviews.

The Times wrote: "Outshining all was Martin Jarvis in the funniest performance of the year...

an astonishing one-man tour-de-force...

Jarvis switched unerringly from one character to the next, but it was more than that.

He caught the essence of Wodehouse's writing in a way I thought only possible through reading." Martin Jarvis received a Theatre World Award for his performance as Jeeves in 'By Jeeves' on Broadway.

Martin Jarvis entertains a live Cheltenham audience with 'The Artistic Career of Corky'.

02 LASTJeeves And The Unbidden Guest2010122720121217

Martin Jarvis performs 'Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest', the second of two of P.G. Wodehouse's celebrated 'New York' stories, starring blithe Bertie Wooster and his urbane valet Jeeves. It was recorded in front of a live audience - a packed house at the Everyman Theatre - as a highlight of the 2010 Cheltenham Festival of Literature.

In this one-man tour de force, as well as the characters of Jeeves and Wooster, Jarvis also portrays chinless wonder Lord Pershore and his lordship's formidable mother Lady Malvern. As her ladyship and her son arrive in New York expecting hospitality from Bertie (and therefore Jeeves) the situation becomes electric.

After Lord Pershore sets about to misbehave his way around the night clubs of Manhattan it is left to Jeeves to seek a solution. Wodehouse wrote these sparkling stories in 1925 during the period when he was living in Manhattan and enjoying great success as a lyric writer for American musicals. The tales provide a brilliantly humorous perspective for Jeeves and Bertie Wooster on how to deal with eccentric Americans, plus how to cope with the Brits abroad.

Producer/Director: Pete Atkin

A Jarvis & Ayres Production for BBC Radio 4.

Martin Jarvis performs 'Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest', the second of two of P.G.

Wodehouse's celebrated 'New York' stories, starring blithe Bertie Wooster and his urbane valet Jeeves.

It was recorded in front of a live audience - a packed house at the Everyman Theatre - as a highlight of the 2010 Cheltenham Festival of Literature.

In this one-man tour de force, as well as the characters of Jeeves and Wooster, Jarvis also portrays chinless wonder Lord Pershore and his lordship's formidable mother Lady Malvern.

As her ladyship and her son arrive in New York expecting hospitality from Bertie (and therefore Jeeves) the situation becomes electric.

After Lord Pershore sets about to misbehave his way around the night clubs of Manhattan it is left to Jeeves to seek a solution.

Wodehouse wrote these sparkling stories in 1925 during the period when he was living in Manhattan and enjoying great success as a lyric writer for American musicals.

The tales provide a brilliantly humorous perspective for Jeeves and Bertie Wooster on how to deal with eccentric Americans, plus how to cope with the Brits abroad.

Martin Jarvis' 2010 Cheltenham Festival performance of 'Jeeves and the Unbidden Guest'.