A Bit of a Carry On

A Bit of a Carry On

Tue 31 May 2022, 7:30PM
Wed 1 june 2022, 7:30PM

Tickets £15.00 / £10.00

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Darling Buds of May actor Tyler Butterworth tells the funny, moving and unashamedly nostalgic story of his much-loved parents, the nation’s first female TV impressionist Janet Brown, and the inimitable 'Carry On' star Peter Butterworth.

From heroic wartime escapades at POW camp Stalag Luft III to a night at Chequers with Mrs Thatcher, A Bit of a Carry On is a warm and uplifting journey from wartime to showtime, taking us deep into the golden age of British TV and film comedy.

With classic film and tv clips, rare photographs and a Q&A with Tyler, A Bit of a Carry On is your chance to really get to know two of British comedy’s brightest stars, who lived to make us laugh.



"Very funny and very moving. I so enjoyed it.

Alison Steadman OBE

Fantastic, fascinating! Really, really enjoyable – see it!” 

Tessa Peake-Jones

I was blown away. Tyler tells a great story.” 

Simon Williams

With classic clips and rare photographs from his family’s private collection, Tyler Butterworth relates the extraordinary true story of his father’s war years, his time in the notorious POW camp Stalag Luft III, and early theatrical experiences which directly led to his success as a Carry On star.

Peter’s successful career in film and television ran alongside that of his impressionist wife, Janet Brown. While he had been incarcerated in prison camp, she became the first woman to entertain the troops across Europe after D-Day. Her career really blossomed in 1979 with her iconic impression of  Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.

In A Bit of a Carry On, Tyler will shed light on some of the more personal and unknown moments in this shared life of show biz, which culminated in them both individually being given the This Is Your Life treatment, quite possibly a unique accolade for a married couple in any walk of life.