Ode to Joyce

Joyce Grenfell was one of the greatest female entertainers of the twentieth century, loved the world over for her hilarious and beautifully observed monologues and songs, as well as numerous film, television and radio appearances.


Her legacy continued through the work of Victoria Wood, who cited her as being a great influence, as well as an array of female comedians including Miranda Hart.


First conceived in honour of her centenary year and playing to sell-out audiences at the Edinburgh Festival, this revue has been delighting audiences ever since. In this gem of nostalgia, which recreates the setting of one of Joyce’s stage shows, Cheryl Knight ‘absolutely captures her spirit’ (Everything Theatre). Woven between the well-known songs and monologues are some of her more delicate and poignant pieces, as well as some rare and exclusive material. Truly a labour of love, this show brings back to life an extraordinary entertainer. 


Compiled and performed by Cheryl Knight

Co-devised and directed by Paul Knight

Apollo Theatre Company

Apollo Theatre Company are a professional theatre company based in Guildford, Surrey, and aim to produce exciting productions of both classic and original plays and comedies.

Tour Dates


South Hill Park, Bracknell

Pavilions, Teignmouth

Norwich Playhouse

New Vic Theatre, Newcastle-under-Lyme

The Mission Theatre, Bath

The Alma Tavern & Theatre, Bristol

Key Theatre, Peterborough

Churchill Theatre Studio, Bromley

Worplesdon Memorial Hall, Surrey





30 Sept

2 Oct

7 Oct

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20-21 Oct

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13 Nov

21 Nov