21/04/2010

This week Libby Purves is joined by Petra Massey, John Marzillier, Judie Tzuke and Finty Williams.

Petra Massey is the joint Artistic Director and one of the performers making up Spymonkey, the physical theatre group. She began performing an escapeology routine from a backpack on the cobbled streets of London's Covent Garden before eventually joining up with her fellow Spymonkeys to perform in Las Vegas with Zumanity - Another Side of Cirque du Soleil. Spymonkey's new production of Moby Dick has its London debut at the Lyric Hammersmith.

John Marzillier is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist, although has now retired from active practice. His book, 'The Gossamer Thread - A Life in Psychotherapy' is a memoir of his life as a psychotherapist and the patients he has treated over the last four decades. The Gossamer Thread is published by Karnac.

Judie Tzuke is a singer/songwriter, whose family relocated from Poland to England in the 1920s. She hit the big time in the 1970s with hits including 'Stay with me till dawn' which regularly appears in lists of all time most popular songs. A thirty year celebratory double-album 'Moon On a Mirrorball', which will feature over thirty songs from her back catalogue, re-recorded songs and some new ones, is released on Wrasse Records.

Actress Finty Williams has starred in the multi-award winning BBC period drama 'Cranford' and appeared in hit comedy 'Chiltern Hundreds'. She is currently in Alan Ayckbourn's 'Bedroom Farce', directed by Sir Peter Hall, which is running in London's West End.

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