Wodehouse in Wonderland artwork: Light blue background with ornamental details. (Left) text reads: Cahoots Theatre Company. Wodehouse in Wonderland. Starring Robert Daws. Written by William Humble. (Right) actor Robert Daws, wearing a black tuxedo with bow tie, smiles while holding a martini drink in his left hand and wagging his right-hand finger.
Wodehouse in Wonderland artwork: Light blue background with ornamental details. (Left) text reads: Cahoots Theatre Company. Wodehouse in Wonderland. Starring Robert Daws. Written by William Humble. (Right) actor Robert Daws, wearing a black tuxedo with bow tie, smiles while holding a martini drink in his left hand and wagging his right-hand finger.
Robert Daws as PG Wodehouse holding a cocktail shaker in both hands with a half-smile on his face. He stands at a bar top covered in bottles of liquor and various types of drinking glasses.
Photo (c) Pamela Raith Photography
Robert Daws as PG Wodehouse pointing his index fingers in the air and lifting his right leg out in a dancing pose. His mouth is wide open with a happy expression on his face. He is in front of his desk and a window with a nice view of trees, flowers and grounds.
Photo (c) Pamela Raith Photography
Robert Daws a s PG Wodehouse stood holding a breakfast tray with a rack of toast, pan of butter and a tea cup. He has a deadpan expression on his face and wears a tweed jacket with a white shirt and black waistcoat. Behind him is a big window with a nice view of trees, flowers and grounds.
Photo (c) Pamela Raith Photography
Robert Daws as PG Wodehouse holding two martini glasses on the air with a wide open-mouthed smile on his face. He is wearing a tweed jacket with a white shirt and black waistcoat underneath.
Photo (c) Pamela Raith Photography
Robert Daws as PG Wodehouse sat at his desk typing into a typewriter. He has a smoking pipe in his mouth and he is wearing a tweed jacket with a white shirt and black waistcoat underneath. His desk contains a lamp, telephone, picture frame and various trinkets. Behind him is a window with a nice view of trees, flowers and grounds.
Photo (c) Pamela Raith Photography

Cahoots Theatre Company presents

Wodehouse In Wonderland

Written by William Humble

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P.G. Wodehouse, or Plum as he’s known to his near and dear, is trying to write the latest instalment of Jeeves and Wooster. However, a would-be biographer, his wife, his daughter, and even his two Pekingese have other ideas!

Join the famous writer for marvellous tales and spectacular tunes! Hear stories of first meeting Jeeves, an addiction to soap operas, and why he wrote books that were ‘like musical comedies without music’. Listen to songs composed by Broadway legends with lyrics written by himself and be entertained with characters such as Lord Emsworth, Gussie Fink-Nottle and the squashily romantic Madeline Bassett.

But beneath all the fun and laughter is there a darker story to be told?

Based on the life and writings of P. G. Wodehouse, William Humble’s play set in the 1950s takes us into the author’s New York State home. Starring Robert Daws (Jeeves and Wooster, Poldark, The Royal, Rock and Chips, How the Other Half Loves) and with songs by Jerome Kern, George Gershwin, Cole Porter and Ivor Novello,

The play is performed by arrangement with the Wodehouse Estate.


Take a sneak peek inside the Wodehouse in Wonderland rehearsal room and learn more about the play from Robert Daws and William Humble.

★★★★★

“This show is, simply, a joyous evening full of laughter, understated nuance, warmth and kindness.”

Fairy Powered Productions

★★★★★

“Humorous and sad… You certainly don’t need to know about Wodehouse’s work to enjoy this show”

The View from the Stalls

★★★★★

“I can’t recommend Wodehouse in Wonderland highly enough”

Entertainment View

★★★★

“Engaging, funny, poignant and sad”

What's On Live

Age guidance: 12+

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