Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick

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Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick
Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick.jpg
Promotion poster Lyttelton, Royal National Theatre, London, 19
Written by Terry Johnson
Date premiered 21 September 1998
Place premiered Lyttelton, Royal National Theatre, London
Original language English
Subject Based on the life of Carry On star Sid James.
Genre Comedy

Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick is a 1998 play written by the English dramatist Terry Johnson, who also directed the original production at the National Theatre.

The play is about the off-screen love affair between Carry On film stalwarts, Barbara Windsor and Sid James.

The comedy also reveals that the filming of the Carry On series was a less than glamorous affair, characterised by leaking caravans, inadequate pay-cheques and argumentative co-stars.

Most of the play's action takes place on rain-soaked locations with a scantily-clad Barbara taking refuge in Sid's trailer while he and co-star Kenneth Williams carry on their notorious feud, which began when they starred together in the TV series Hancock's Half Hour.[1][2]

In 2000, Johnson adapted the play for television as Cor, Blimey!.[3]

Characters[edit]

Original Cast[edit]

The cast of the original National Theatre production were:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The carry on behind the Carry On films". BBC News. 21 September 1998. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Richard Lee for PTAG (2009-09-26). "Peoples Theatre Arts Group | Cleo, Camping, Emanuelle and Dick | 22nd - 26th Sept 2009". Ptag.org.uk. Retrieved 2010-05-22. [dead link]
  3. ^ Thomas, Rebecca (22 April 2000). "The Sid and Babs carry on". BBC News. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Johnson, Terry (1998). Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick. Methuen drama (First ed.). London: Methuen. ISBN 0-413-73500-1.