Marvellous review – Neil Baldwin’s life story gets more amazing

New Vic theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme
Seven actors portray the charming friend to archbishops and circus stars in this freewheeling show

The improbable story of Neil Baldwin gets more improbable still. Who else among us could expect to spend their 76th birthday watching their life played out at the local theatre? Yet here Baldwin is at the New Vic, graciously waving from the top row as the actors take their bows.

And that’s actors in the plural – it takes seven of them to stage this extraordinary tale, all taking on the role of a man who, through some combination of charm and positive thinking, has befriended everyone from circus legend Charlie Cairoli to the Archbishop of Canterbury.

At the New Vic theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme, until 9 April.

Continue reading…

Read article at

Article Taxonomies

Categories: Terms: , , Keywords: ,