Wisdom of a Fool
Norman Wisdom dominated British film and theatre during the 1950s, playing to packed audiences across the country. For more than six decades Norman’s warmth and boundless energy won the hearts of millions. His cloth cap, ill-fitting suit and classic underdog character led Charlie Chaplin to describe him as his ‘favourite clown’.
In this emotional rollercoaster one-man show, Jack Lane takes us behind Norman Wisdom’s well-known on-stage persona to reveal the man beneath, playing 30 characters in this tour de force performance. The Gump costume that features in the play belonged to Norman and has been generously loaned to the production by his son and daughter, Nicholas and Jacqueline Wisdom.