The Last Laugh: Cambridge University Footlights 1959 Revue
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Peter Cook, Eleanor Bron, Tim Birdsall and Company - The Last Laugh: Cambridge University Footlights 1959 Revue
This is an amazing rarity. And possibly a landmark in comedy recordings. Pressed privately back in 1959 this is the Cambridge Footlights Review of that year. It features Peter Cook, Eleanor Bron, John Bird, Tim Birdsall and others. This was recorded when Cook was president of the Cambridge Footlights Club and was about to start on various theatrical classics such as Pieces of Eight (coming up soon as another 50p Friday). These are the first EVER recordings of Cook etc, and represent the green shoots of satire at their earliest stage (well that's what I reckon). It's also the stage debut of Eleanor Bron, and probably the debut for all the others too. And look where they all ended up. Amazing.