Testament Of Yootha
Actress/writer Caroline Burns Cooke comes to Ropery Hall with her third show that examines the life of glamorous sitcom legend Yootha Joyce.
Caroline brings her whole story, from her birth on Wandsworth Common, through Yootha’s fantastic theatrical and sitcom career (and all the personal stuff alongside) to her death and alcoholism at the age of 53.
Best known for playing Mildred opposite Brian Murphy in the sitcom Man About the House and its spin-off George and Mildred you do not need to know about Yootha to enjoy this intriguing, hilarious character, with a hint of nostalgia and glamour.
Cooke performs as Yootha, and many other characters through this woman’s life changing from Yootha to an agent, a past husband, all with hilarious quips, foul language and the odd song. It is no argument that she shows what real glamour this woman was – adored by friends and fans alike, but hiding her acute alcoholism from those closest to her
The show is directed by an old favourite of Ropery Hall, actor Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp-Naked Hope and The Silence of Snow).
Burns Cooke is a superb actress…a play that transcends its subject The Wee Review****
A warm and interactive performance that tugs at the heart strings Edinburgh Evening News ****
A consummate performer and a fitting tribute to an icon One4Review****
Best Play Morecambe Fringe 2019
Top Five Best Shows Edinburgh Evening News 2019
Recommended Theatre show Yorkshire Fringe
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Date of event:5th March 2022