'Jerry Springer-The Opera' tells the story of a day in the job of world famous talk-show host, Jerry Springer. Jerry has to sort out a number of guests problems; including a man who wants to dress up as a baby, a man with 3 lovers (one of them a transexual) and a fat woman who wants to be a pole dancer. However, on this particular day, something out of the ordinary will happen... Written by
This was the only musical ever to win all four "Best Musical" awards (What's On Stage, Olivier, Evening Standard, Critics Circle) See more »
[smiles at the audience]
[after a long pause]
My name's Steve Wilcose. I'm head of security here at The Jerry Springer Show. You know, a lot of people ask me, "What are the hardest fights to break up?" I gotta tell you, it's, uh...
[gestures to Peaches and Zandra]
...it's always the women.
[winks at the audience]
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I thought that this was a brilliantly entertaining critique which was far from being the blasphemous obscenity which many organisations would have us believe. The performances were electric, especially Alison Jiear and David Bedella who were simply stunning in the way they twisted the audience from one emotion to the other. Their characters were a heady mix of comedy and pathos.
I am glad the BBC did not cave and showed this as I think this is a clear example of where people pre-judge an issue and make decisions for the masses on an uninformed premise. I'm an adult and I am happy to to make up my own mind!
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