P G Wodehouse: A Musical Celebration

P G Wodehouse 1930

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Discover the lesser-known life of P G Wodehouse

Had Wodehouse died in the early 1920's he would not have been remembered as an author, but as the first great lyricist of the American musical. In fact, exactly 100 years ago Wodehouse had five shows running simultaneously on Broadway.

Sir Edward Cazalet, Wodehouse’s grandson and closest living relative, shares some memories of “Plum” as an introduction to a discussion of Wodehouse’s life, lyricism and wit with expert Wodehouseans including Robert McCrum, journalist and author of Wodehouse: A Life, Sophie Ratcliffe, editor of P.G.Wodehouse: A Life in Letters and singer Hal Cazalet, Wodehouse’s great-grandson and expert in the field of his music and lyrics. This discussion is accompanied by live performances of a selection of Wodehouse’s songs from Hal and his sister, actress and performer Lara Cazalet with Stephen Higgins on the piano.

Join us for an afternoon of music, discussion and performance as we celebrate the lesser-known life of P G Wodehouse as featured in the archive currently on loan to the British Library.

Please note the lift in the Knowledge Centre will be undergoing refurbishment at the time of this event. If you require lift access, please email customer-services@bl.uk or call +44 (0)1937 546060 in advance to arrange additional support.


Name: P G Wodehouse: A Musical Celebration
Where: Knowledge Centre
The British Library
96 Euston Road
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