‘Looking For Me Friend’ : The Music of Victoria Wood
Victoria Wood was one of the UK’s greatest comedians, playwrights and actresses. Much of her best work is vividly, irresistibly and hilariously brought back to life in “Looking For Me Friend”.
Victoria Wood was one of the UK’s greatest comedians, playwrights and actresses. Much of her best work is vividly, irresistibly and hilariously brought back to life in “Looking For Me Friend”,
The show is performed and presented as a loving tribute to his idol by the celebrated Cabaret Performer and TV Personality Paulus (BBC’s All Together Now), as he enters enters his 30th year in entertainment.
Joined on-stage by sought-after Musical Director, and old friend, Michael Roulston (Fascinating Aida, Julie, Madly, Deeply), together the two prove what many have known for decades: that it takes two men to do the work of one woman – half as well!
Initially curated for the Edinburgh Festival 2020, Paulus will remind us of many of Victoria’s best-loved songs including ‘It Would Never Have Worked’, ‘Reincarnation’ and, of course, the classic, epic ‘Ballad of Barry & Freda (Let’s Do It)’, as well as some of her lesser-known and more poignant compositions.
As well as the songs, Paulus explores the musicality of Victoria’s sketches and catchphrases, the northern accent and the modern ‘Polari’ that has evolved amongst her legions of fans through the quoting of her enormous body of work.
Directed by multi-award-winning cabaret star and close friend Sarah-Louise Young (An Evening Without Kate Bush; Julie Madly Deeply), Looking For Me Friend is a nostalgic evening of entertainment filled with love, laughter and fabulous memories for Victoria Wood fans. It also serves as the perfect ‘Beginners Guide’ for audiences new to her work.
This is a personal story from a life-long fan. Paulus’ show Looking For Me Friend is warm, relatable, relevant and incredibly funny; much like Victoria Wood herself was.
‘I loved the show.’ Adele Anderson, Fascinating Aida
“Impeccable comic flair” Time Out
“A most enjoyable evening…highly amusing” Sunday Express
“King of Cabaret” The Stage
“The kind of chap you could invite round for a cup of tea” Edinburgh Evening News
Paulus aka Paul L Martin has been performing in theatre and cabaret for 30 years. Trained in musical theatre, he has won awards for his acting, producing and promoting work within the fields. He has performed across the world, including Berlin, Paris, Melbourne, Rome, New York, Dublin, Nicaragua and extensively around the UK. He is best-known to many as the hard-to-impress judge on BBC’s award-winning TV show, All Together Now, as well as previously working as a talent judge, mentor and presenter for Channe l4 and Sky Television.
Doors and Licensed Bar from 7.00pm. Show starts at 7.30pm