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Martin Jarvis                                  4th Dec 2017 at the Bear Club Map

As the renowned journalist Christopher Hitchens once wrote, “Martin Jarvis is like a whole company of actors inside one suit." This legendary performer returns to Luton with two more of his inimitable Richmal Crompton Just William stories. These readings have been recorded and broadcast all over the world and have become the definitive versions of these enduring classics. Over the last four years he has given a series of concert performances of these tales with specially written underscore by Richard Sisson at London’s Kings Place to great acclaim. For this concert they are joined by violinist Sophie Mather for salon pieces by Edward Elgar and the première of a new score for Crompton’s William and the Musician.


“Martin Jarvis's recording of Richmal Crompton's Just William stories are works of genius.'”  Independent

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Readings of two Just William stories by Richmal Crompton

with incidental music by Richard Sisson


The Sweet Little Girl in White

William and the Musician


Elgar – Movements from The Wand of Youth Suites

Sophie Mather - violin

Richard Sisson - piano