Hidden Pearl Productions proudly presents
by arrangement with Samuel French and Sheil Land Associates

Turn Back the Clock

A selection of songs & monologues by Joyce Grenfell

Adapted and performed by Cheryl Knight

Straight from sell–out performances in Edinburgh and London, this is “…a celebration of the wit and wisdom of Joyce Grenfell, weaving her songs and monologues with the help of a nice pianist, a French pleat, a pearl necklace and a lovely taffeta skirt.” The Telegraph

Turn Back the Clock from Hidden Pearl Productions on Vimeo.

Production stills copyright © Catherine Williams

In honour of Joyce Grenfell’s centenary year, hidden in this comedy revue can be found some of her more delicate and poignant pieces. This gem of nostalgia from the golden age of revue is suitable for all ages, all will delight in the truthful, funny and moving characters. Older audiences will enjoy the evocation of one of the greatest female entertainers of the twentieth century while fresh faces will tune into the current trend for vintage revival.

“Recreating the style of one of her stage shows…this really is perfect for a light hearted treat.” Ed Fringe

Director Paul Knight: Musical director and writer at the Oxford Playhouse Christmas season for 12 years, “Paul Knight’s shows are the only ones I volunteer for” FT

Running Time:
1hr 20mins plus interval

Tour Schedule:
Turn Back the Clock is available from September – though due to demand we have been squeezing in some summer shows.

Please contact Felix Trench at Hidden Pearl Productions.

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  • At the pianoforte
  • Alice Farnham
  • Directed & co–devised by
  • Paul Knight