Saturday, 7 November 2009

When Briohny Met Barry (aka Shaun Williamson)

I've got to admit, it's not the best picture of Shaun Williamson and it's not the best picture of me, but hey ho, you can't have it all!

The stage production of the long running TV sitcom PORRIDGE came to Cardiff this week at The New Theatre . Shaun Williamson plays the iconic Fletch and puts his own stamp on this classic character. The original writers of the TV series Ian La Frenais and Dick Clement wrote the stage play and Shaun even mentioned that they still email script alterations from LA where they are!

Fletch is a big role to take on but Shaun does it with style. Shaun brings his own cockney charm to the character and manages to portray the dark clouds of prison life and the silver linings. The comedy is of the same style as the TV series but has modern twists to capture the mixed audience of young and old. The play is a great homage to the TV series.

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