Diary of a Nobody

Diary of a Nobody $14.99

Hugh Osborne from George & Weedon Grossmith

Published by Nick Hern Books

4 Male 0 Female

A sparkling adaptation of the much-loved classic comic novel

It originated as an intermittent serial in Punch magazine in 188889 and first appeared in book form, with extended text and added illustrations, in 1892

It presents Charles Pooter, a London clerk with an unmerited sense of his own importance

The daily events in the lives of Charles, his wife Carrie, his son Lupin, and numerous friends and acquaintances are told over a period of 15 months


" ... gloriously funny ... possesses heaps of irreverent originality" ~ Telegraph

"Charles always tries to make the best of everything, and although he is a figure of fun, his celebration of a life that leaves little mark upon the world is gently moving as is his relationship with his wife, Carrie

That Carrie is played by a bearded man in Hugh Osborne's adaptation in no way undercuts that feeling of affection

The conceit is that Pooter has arranged to have his diaries performed on stage with the help of some amateur thespians. What follows combines 21st-century "poor theatre" conventions with a Victorian parlour entertainment

The all-male cast of four play all the characters, and work hard in a show of some charm" ~ The Guardian

"Sensational ... It's a rare ability to render an audience helpless with laughter and crying with emotion at the same moment. Hugh Osborne's new adaptation of the Victorian comic classic has this ability in spades" ~ WhatsOnStage

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