An Audience with Grimaldi

Starring Tony Lidington

Joey Grimaldi - King of Clowns

An Audience with Grimaldi: four 15 minute episodes broadcast on ol’ BBC Radio 7, Dec – Jan 2011.

Grimaldi illustration with theatre background

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

An Image of Grimaldi

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


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

Grimaldi, white illustration

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