“It’s lovely to see you – here’s to a pleasant evening. And a few surprises. There we are. Are you comfortable? Now where shall we begin?”
G.bod Theatre presents WYNGARDE! A CELEBRATION
With Garth Holcombe as the famous but elusive TV star, this new one-man show is from the makers of the acclaimed QUEEN BETTE (‘Rain or shine, grab a ticket if you can’: SAG Review)
Peter Wyngarde was best known for playing the character Jason King, a bestselling novelist turned sleuth, in two television series: Department S and Jason King, in the late 1960s and early 1970s, but was an accomplished theatre actor until his fall from grace: 2 arrests and convictions for gross indecency in public toilets in 1975. Much of Wyngarde's life is disputed: his name, his birth date, his sexuality. We know that as a teenager he was a Japanese Prisoner of War (alongside JG Ballard) and that he studied at RADA, before dropping out. We know that at the height of his fame the most popular boy's name in the UK became Jason (after his character). We know that he was mugged by thousands of female admirers at Sydney Airport. We know that Mike Myers has credited him as the inspiration for Austin Powers. He may have been born Cyril Goldbert. He may have had a relationship with Alan Bates. He may have had the nickname Petunia Winegum.
gbodtheatre [Facebook] presents WYNGARDE! A CELEBRATION as part of the Sydney Fringe. 25 Sep 2018 to 29 Sep 2018 at The Office, Emerging Artists Sharehouse 104 Erskineville Road Erskineville Sydney 2043
With thanks to gbodtheatre, Sydney Arts Guide has three double pass giveaways to WYNGARDE! A CELEBRATION. These are for either the Tues 25, Wed 26, or Thur 27 September. To be in the running, email (email@example.com) with PETUNIA WINEGUM as the subject, along with your full name AND the evening you would like to attend. Competition closes Midnight Sunday 23rd September, 2018 when the winner will be drawn. Only winners will be notified and the tickets will be available at the box office on the night of performance.