Thursday, April 21, 2016

Victoria Wood

I always do this, don't I? Say I'm taking a break and then pop up on Thursday with something I just have to tell you?

I can't let the week pass without saying how hugely sad I am that the funniest woman I've come across has died. 

Victoria Wood was a brilliant writer, composer, musician, actor and comedian. I have loved her work since she burst onto the telly in the 1980s. But I'm not going to do what they do on telly when they have a "tribute to" programme and have a lot of talking heads say why they liked someone's work. The work speaks for itself. I'm just going to give you some links to three of my favourite sketches. But there are so many more. No blog post is long enough.

VW's take on Brief Encounter here.

VW's cafe conversation here.

VW's shoeshop encounter here.

Having said that, the best appreciation of Victoria Wood I have come across is here.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the links Sue - all these laughs and memories she gave us.
What very sad news.

Elx said...

Thank you for this. Living in New York I have no one to commiserate with me. I still remember the night my mum took me to see her at the Lyceum in Sheffield. I think I was 12 and I had never seen stand up comedy. I ended up literally on the floor with laughter - saying accusingly to my mother "Why didn't you tell me she was SO funny?!"