Colin McPhillamy & Laura Hill
May 1940, popular British humourist PG Wodehouse (Plum) – the creator of Jeeves and Wooster – is captured by the Germans whilst trying to flee France and sent to an internment camp.
Aided by his American friends, Wodehouse is later released into the comparative luxury of a Berlin hotel. There he meets a ‘Hollywood friend’ – a Nazi propagandist – who persuades him to record a series of radio broadcasts aimed at America, who the Germans want to keep out of the war.
When the broadcasts reach British ears there is outrage. The English press brand Wodehouse a traitor; his books are taken off the shelves in public libraries; and parliament calls for his head on a stick.
From the funniest author of his time, to one of the most hated men in Britain, Wodehouse finds himself at the centre of a WWII scandal entirely of his own making.
Facing imminent interrogation from the British Secret Service MI5, he turns to an impish muse and sardonic butler for support… with surprising and witty results.
In his fourth play written for The Court Theatre, Roy Smiles mimics the comic genius of P G Wodehouse in a romp through Plum’s paranoia.
Isn’t it the damnedest thing, how Fate lurks to sock you with the stuffed eel skin?”
P G Wodehouse