Kenneth Cranham reads from Andrew McConnell Stott's account of the life of one of the world's most famous clowns, Joseph Grimaldi, who became a superstar of Georgian pantomime.
Grimaldi is at the height of his powers, and his extraordinary performance in the new pantomime, Mother Goose, makes him a fully-fledged star of the Georgian stage. Yet, with the dizzying excitement of success comes a resurgence of his old melancholy, as he struggles to cope with this unexpected fame.
Abridged by Viv Beeby.
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