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William and the Musician

Martin Jarvis performs the second of two comic classics at the Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond. A packed house rocks with laughter - it’s Just William as stand-up!

Award-winning Martin Jarvis performs the second of two Richmal Crompton comic classics, live on-stage. It's Just William as stand-up!

William’s imagination runs away with him when he tells an impoverished Punch and Judy man that he owns The Hall and is giving a garden party there. The little man believes him.

In fact, the event is courtesy of local wannabe Mrs Bott and she has invited a celebrated musician, Zevrier, to perform. When the Punch and Judy man turns up on the day to entertain, can William prevent a creative catastrophe?

A packed house at The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond rocks with laughter as Martin Jarvis plays William himself - and everybody else. He is joined by violinist Sophie Mather who plays Zevrier’s ‘frightfully modern’ music.

Violin music composed by Richard Sisson

Director: Rosalind Ayres
A Jarvis and Ayres production for BBC Radio 4

28 minutes