Cumnor House Sussex was delighted to welcome Jack & Michael Whitehall for two sell-out performances of their hilarious and informal comedy double act – attended by over 600 people at the weekend and raising over £7,000 for prostate cancer charities and The Princess Alice Hospice in Esher.
Jack interviewed his father, whom he describes as “the funniest man in the world”, about his early life living in London; finding love, via Carol Thatcher; and his career as a theatrical agent where he spent his time pushing others – including Colin Firth, Richard Griffiths, Daniel Day-Lewis, Tom Courtenay, Ian Ogilvy, Judi Dench, Edward Fox, Michael Fassbender, Angela Thorne and Nigel Havers – into the spotlight.
“This was a candid and very funny exposé of Michael, by son Jack, who used Michael’s recently published memoir, “Backing into the Spotlight”, as the backdrop for many of the evening’s revelations”, comments Christian Heinrich, Headmaster at Cumnor House Sussex. “It was a great privilege for us to host them in the Theatre and to be treated to two highly entertaining and heart-warming performances; they were hilarious from start to finish!”
Following their performances Jack and Michael personally signed copies of “Backing into the Spotlight” and spoke to members of their audience – with the odd ‘selfie’ thrown in.