Rowan Raises The Roof

Here’s a good review from The Stage, dated 13th Match 1986. It’s Rowan Atkinson’s live show at the Shaftesbury Theatre (the one used in The Tall Guy?), which was called The New Revue, written by Atkinson, Curtis, and Elton, with music by Howard Goodall.

If this is the same version of the show that got a release on VHS and DVD, and the one I saw and recorded off the telly, I’m either blanking on parts of it, or some big moments were cut for those versions. I have no memory at all of the Macmillan bit.

, ,
Buy My Books
  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

Most Read
  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

From The Archive

Sign up for my FREE newsletter