A lay with music exploring the life and works of AA Milne. Milne achieved immortal worldwide fame and fortune when he created the character of 'Winnie The Pooh' in stories written for his infant son, Christopher Robin. Yet the acclaim of those "four slim volumes" eclipsed the main legacy of the man who wrote plays, poetry and novels which delighted readers long before he started writing for children ... a fact that haunted the man whose humour and wit enchanted generations, but hid experiences of a much darker nature. Brandreth and Slade's affectionate tribute to AA Milne combines high farce with nostalgia and drama in a theatrical production which celebrates the genius behind an extremely private man in a public spotlight. A witty and sophisticated celebration of the highs and lows of later life. Based on Christopher Matthew's best-selling tribute to A.A. Milne, with further contributions from John Betjeman, George Burns and pianist Philip Mountford with the music of Elgar, Scott Joplin, Noel Coward and others.Performers Virginia McKenna, Amanda Waring, Derek Waring.
Author Gyles Brandreth. Author Julian Slade (based on the life and works of AA Milne). Music Julian Slade. Music H. Fraser-Simson. Lyrics AA Milne.