An Audience with Grimaldi

Starring Tony Lidington

Joey Grimaldi - King of Clowns

Four 15 minute episodes broadcast on ol’ BBC Radio 7, Dec- Jan 2011

An Audience with Grimaldi

Grimaldi illustration with theatre background


Old Iron Legs
The great clown tells his life story: a stage childhood, a violent father, personal happiness and tragedy.

The Cock of Piccadilly
The pantomime star invents a new sort of clown and, after an on-stage accident, finds a new love.

Episode 3
The great clown reveals his money troubles and the ‘arduous’ life of a pantomime star.

Episode 4
The great clown begins to literally suffer for his art. Plus a tale of tragedy at ‘the Wells’.


More soon come!

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