A Bit Of A Carry On
A warm and uplifting journey from wartime to showtime, taking us deep into the golden age of British TV & film comedy.
Live, in person, Darling Buds of May actor Tyler Butterworth tells the funny, moving and unashamedly nostalgic story of his much-loved parents, the nation’s first female TV impressionist Janet Brown, and the inimitable Carry On star Peter Butterworth, one of the most recognisable couples in show business. But behind their very public lives was an untold private story…
With classic film and tv clips and rare photographs from his family’s private collection, Tyler relates the extraordinary true story of his father’s war years, his time in the notorious POW camp Stalag Luft III, and early theatrical experiences which directly led to his success as a Carry On star.
Peter’s successful career in film and television ran alongside that of his wife, Janet. While he had been incarcerated in prison camp, she became the first woman to entertain the troops across Europe after D-Day. Her career really blossomed in 1979 with her iconic impression of Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.
Tyler will shed light on some of the more personal and unknown moments in this shared life of show biz, which culminated in them both individually being given the This Is Your Life treatment, quite possibly a unique accolade for a married couple in any walk of life.
‘very funny and very moving. I so enjoyed it’ Alison Steadman OBE