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Past EventsWednesday, March 3

An Irish-Jewish Journey: Maureen Lipman, Stanley Price

Maureen Lipman
Stanley Price

Somewhere to Hang My Hat, Stanley Price's memoir of Irish-Jewish life, introduces us to a varied cast of characters including his eccentric grandfather, who was once famously asked by a Dublin policeman whether he was "a Catholic Jew or a Protestant Jew;" his ageing spinster aunts; a wind obsessed rabbi; and with guest appearances from Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton and Marilyn Monroe.

In this session, Maureen Lipman and Stanley Price read from Stanley's witty memoir, and took on the role of a whole variety of characters and in the process took the audience on a highly entertaining and moving journey.

 

Stanley Price has written four novels and numerous plays for the theatre, including Moving and Why Me? and for television, most recently, Genghis Cohn, Close Relations and A Royal Scandal.
Maureen Lipman's acting career on stage and television has spanned more than 35 years. Her most recent appearance was as Mrs Meers in Thoroughly Modern Millie at the Shaftesbury Theatre. It was her twelfth West End show and she's still tired from the first one.

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