Cheryl Turns Back The Clock in tribute to Joyce Grenfell

Turn Back the Clock

Cheryl Knight’s acclaimed show, Turn Back The Clock, A Selection Of Songs And Monologues by Joyce Grenfell plays the Charing Cross Theatre for one performance only.

Cheryl created Turn Back the Clock to celebrate Joyce Grenfell’s centenary year.

After a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe, she has continued to tour the show nationwide.

Cheryl recently appeared on Radio 4’s Midweek, performing an excerpt from the production and discussing her dual life as an actress and supervisor of the shoe department at the Royal Opera House.

This performance marks the official West End debut of Turn Back the Clock.

It is also the realisation of an idea first suggested 64 years ago, in July 1940, that Joyce Grenfell should appear on the stage of the Players Theatre, the precursor to the Charing Cross Theatre.

Joyce Grenfell is well known, loved and best remembered for her monologues, songs, and comic writings.

As a writer at the BBC during and just after the war, she collaborated with Stephen Potter in writing the ‘How’ series of 30 satirical programmes from How to Talk to Children to How to Listen.

Her first stage performance was in the revue Light and Shade in 1939 at the Little Theatre, London.

She performed in a number of other revues in the West End before joining ENSA (Entertainments National Service Association) and going on tours to entertain troops stationed in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

After the war she continued to star in revues working with celebrities like Noel Coward and Max Adrian.

She was an accomplished actress and starred in a number of well-known films, including the St Trinian’s along with George Cole, Alastair Sims and Frankie Howerd.

Turn Back the Clock is on June 1 for one performance at 3pm.

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