An Audience With Grimaldi

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20050109"

The memoirs of the great Georgian clown, Joseph Grimaldi, as edited by Charles Dickens. Adapted and performed by Tony Lidington in front of an audience at the Concert Artists' Association in London.

1/4. Old Iron Legs.

Grimaldi recounts his brutal treatment at the hands of his father.

Pianist ...... Hugh Nankivell

Directed by David Blount.

Then Sailing By.

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20050116"

The memoirs of the great Georgian clown, Joseph Grimaldi, as edited by Charles Dickens. Adapted and performed by Tony Lidington in front of an audience at the Concert Artists' Association in London.

2/4. The Cock of Piccadilly

Grimaldi re-invents the Clown of the Harlequinade for the new Regency Age.

Pianist ...... Hugh Nankivell

Directed by David Blount.

Then Sailing By.

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20050123"

The memoirs of the great Georgian clown, Joseph Grimaldi, as edited by Charles Dickens. Adapted and performed by Tony Lidington in front of an audience at the Concert Artists' Association in London.

3/4. Easy Come Easy Go

The arduous life of the pantomime artist.

Pianist ...... Hugh Nankivell

Then Sailing By.

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20050130"

The memoirs of the great Georgian clown, Joseph Grimaldi, as edited by Charles Dickens. Adapted and performed by Tony Lidington in front of an audience at the Concert Artists' Association in London.

4/4

Here We Are Again!

Grimaldi's popularity and fame make him the darling of fashionable society.

"Lord Byron was a particular admirer, and we would chat together at Covent Garden during shows. When I was called upon the stage, he would wait in the wings and as soon as I came off, recommence the conversation where it had been interrupted."

Then Sailing By.

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