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Victoria Wood

VICTORIA WOOD

  (1953 - 2016)

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Phil McIntyre Entertainments

Victoria Wood won more television BAFTAs than anyone in BAFTA history. She has won awards for her stand up, her drama and her light entertainment programmes. As a stand-up she toured for more than twenty years, and holds the record at the Royal Albert Hall for fifteen consecutive sold out shows. In 2005 she wrote Acorn Antiques the Musical! which had a sell-out run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, starring Julie Walters and Celia Imrie. The tour which followed in 2006 was directed by Victoria. In the same year Victoria wrote a TV drama, "Housewife 49", based on the Mass Observation diary of Nella Last, which won two BAFTAs and an International Emmy nomination for Wood as Best Actress. Her three-part documentary, "Victoria's Empire" was shown the following year. In 2011 she wrote and directed a musical "That Day We Sang" for the Manchester International Festival, which was about the famous 1929 recording of "Nymphs and Shepherds" by the Manchester Children's Choir. Victoria played the part of Eric Morecambe's mother in "Eric and Ernie" a BBC2 film about the early days of the double act, written by Pete Bowker from an idea by Victoria. She also wrote and directed a short film, "The Giddy Kipper" for the "Little Crackers" season on Sky One. Also in 2011 Victoria was honoured with the Women in Film and Television lifetime achievement award for her contribution to the industry. She won the Outstanding Contribution to comedy at the Chortle Awards; she was the first woman to receive the top prize from the Writers' Guild Awards when she was honoured for her outstanding contribution to writing. Also in 2011 at the Comedy Awards, she received the Best Female Television Comic Award for her performance in "The Angina Monologues". Other recent acting credits include "The Borrowers" with Stephen Fry and "Case Histories" with Jason Isaacs. Victoria's drama, "Loving Miss Hatto" was shown on BBC1 over Christmas. Victoria was awarded a CBE in 2008.

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        Acorn Antiques         Barmy         Chunky         Funny Turns         Good Fun         Lucky Bag         Mens Sana In Thingummy Doodah         Pals         Talent         That Day We Sang         Up To You, Porky         Up West


Acorn Antiques

Synopsis:
stage production of popular TV series

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1st Produced:
Theatre Royal Haymarket, London     27 Jan 2005

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Genre:
Musical Satire

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Barmy

Barmy
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Chunky

Chunky
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Funny Turns

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the Great Soprendo

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Genre:
Entertainment

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Good Fun

Good Fun
Set in an Arts Centre Elsie delivers some good jokes and an anorak

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Sheffield     1980

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Genre:
Comedy

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Lucky Bag

Synopsis:
Imagine a combination of Joyce Grenfell and Gracie Fields delivering a one-woman tribute to the art of Joan Rivers.
Jack Tinker, Daily Mail

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Genre:
Solo Show

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Mens Sana In Thingummy Doodah

Mens Sana In Thingummy Doodah
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Mens Sana In Thingummy Doodah; the Library; We Would Quite Like To Apologise; Over To Pam; Val De Ree; Staying In

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Pals

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Not Produced     1979

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Talent

Talent
Strippers, pubs and talent contests

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Sheffield     1978

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Genre:
1hr20min One Act

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That Day We Sang

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It's the summer of 1969 and Tubby, an overweight insurance man, and Enid, a buttoned up secretary, are back on the stage of the Free Trade Hall forty years after they first stood there as children, singing their hearts out with the Halle orchestra. It's the anniversary of the Manchester School Children's Choir recording of Nymphs and Shepherds. But Tubby and Enid don't sing any more  they're just doing a little interview for local television. And they're not children with everything ahead of them, they're two middle aged people who've let a lot of chances slip by. Two stories unfold: the children of 1929 are eagerly gearing up for their big day and in 1969, Tubby and Enid, now fiftyish, are trying to reconnect with who they were then, and who they could be now. the action switches between the Manchester of Tubby's boyhood, and the Golden Eggs and Berni Inns of Manchester '69, as the memory of that day he sang propels Tubby to make one last stab at happiness.

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Genre:
A Manchester love story - with singing

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Up To You, Porky

Up To You, Porky
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Methuen Drama
Mandarin 1986   

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Up West

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1st Produced:
Strand, London     1990

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Solo Play/Drama

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