First show of the year for me was Pam Ayres at the Assembly Rooms. For those of you who are under 40, Pam Ayres won Opportunity Knocks (a 70s Britain’s Got Talent) with her comedy poetry. Since then she’s had a successful career as a poet, writer, songwriter and presenter. Her poems are generally about everyday life and they seem quite simple although really they’re very clever.
This show is a mixture of Pam sharing anecdotes, reading passages from her autobiography and reciting her poems. She had the audience in stitches with her description of how the teenage Pam tried so hard to look like Dusty Springfield, in yellow lipstick.
There’s not much to say about it really – it’s warm and funny and I enjoyed every minute of it.