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Richard Stilgoe OBE (b. 28 March 1943) is a British songwriter, lyricist and musician. He is noted for clever wordplay as much as for his music. Image File history File links Richard-stilgoe. ... Image File history File links Richard-stilgoe. ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition or melody to songs, or both. ... A lyricist is an author of song lyrics. ... A musician is a person who plays or composes music. ...


Stilgoe was born in Camberley, Surrey but brought up in Liverpool where he performed at the Cavern Club, later being educated at Clare College, Cambridge, and was a member of the Cambridge University Footlights. Liverpool waterfront by night, as seen from the Wirral. ... External view of the New Cavern Club, January 2006 The Cavern Club, which was opened on January 16, 1957, is a legendary rock and roll club at 10 Mathew Street, Liverpool, England, where Brian Epstein was introduced to the Beatles on 9 November 1961. ... Full name Clare College Motto - Named after Elizabeth de Clare Previous names University Hall (1326), Clare Hall (1338), Clare College (1856) Established 1326 Sister College Oriel College St Hughs College Master Prof. ... The University of Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world, with one of the most selective sets of entry requirements in the United Kingdom. ... Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club, commonly referred to simply as the Footlights, is an amateur theatrical club in Cambridge, England, run by the students of Cambridge University. ...


He made his name on the BBC television teatime programme Nationwide, followed by Esther Rantzen's That's Life!, a light-hearted consumer affairs programme for which he wrote comic songs satirising various minor domestic misfortunes. His ability to write a song from almost any source material and at prodigious speed is part of his cabaret act, which includes such diverse gems as singing the instructions from a Swedish payphone; a pastiche of the King's Singers listing all the kings and queens of England in which he sings all four parts; and composing a song in the interval from a series of words and musical notes called out by the audience. He has also written and presented numerous BBC radio programmes, including Hamburger Weekend ,Used Notes, Stilgoe's Around, Maestro and Richard Stilgoe's Traffic Jam Show, on BBC Radio 4. BBC Television is a service of the British Broadcasting Corporation which began in 1936. ... Nationwide was a BBC current affairs television series broadcast on BBC One each weekday following the main evening news. ... Esther Rantzen (born June 22, 1940), is a British journalist and television presenter, best known for her long stint in Thats Life! and her activities as founder of the charity ChildLine. ... Thats Life! was a BBC television series, which began in 1973 and ran until 1994. ... The Kings Singers are an a cappella group, consisting of two countertenors, two tenors, a baritone and a bass. ... BBC Radio 4 is a British domestic radio station which broadcasts a wide variety of chiefly spoken-word programmes including news, drama, comedy, science and history. ...


Well known for his wordplay, Stilgoe is a great fan of anagrams and has appeared over two hundred times on the cult daytime TV show Countdown. An anagram (Greek ana- = back or again, and graphein = to write) is a type of word play, the result of rearranging the letters of a word or phrase to produce other words, using all the original letters exactly once. ... Countdown is a British game show formerly presented by Richard Whiteley (1982–2005), and currently Des Lynam (2005–), with the assistance of Carol Vorderman and lexicographer Susie Dent, and shown daily on Channel 4. ...


As well as being a comic of no small gift Stilgoe is a serious musician, writing lyrics for Cats and Starlight Express and collaborating with Charles Hart on the lyrics to The Phantom of the Opera and writing two musicals for schools, Bodywork and Brilliant the Dinosaur. He has appeared on the Royal Variety Performance and presented the Schools Proms, and has toured extensively both solo and with Peter Skellern. Veerle Casteleyn as Jemima CATS The Musical is a musical composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber (ALW) in 1978/1979 based on Old Possums Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. ... Broadway Logo, 1987 // Introduction Starlight Express is a sung-through rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) and Richard Stilgoe (lyrics), with later revisions by Don Black and David Yazbek. ... Charles Hart is a British lyricist, songwriter and musician. ... The Phantom mask logo. ... The Royal Variety Performance is a gala evening held in the United Kingdom once each year, usually in a theatre in Londons West End. ... Peter Skellern, born 14 March 1947, in Bury, Lancashire, is a British singer, songwriter and pianist. ...


He founded the Orpheus Trust in 1998, based in a previous family home in Godstone, Surrey, offering performing arts experiences to young people with various disabilities; he also started the Stilgoe Family Concerts series at the Royal Festival Hall, which feature young performers and regular commissions of new music. Please wikify (format) this article as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... Godstone is a village in the county of Surrey, England. ... The performing arts include theater, motion pictures, drama, comedy, music, dance, opera, magic and the marching arts, such as brass bands, etc. ... The Royal Festival Hall is a concert, dance and talks venue within the South Bank Centre in London. ...


He was High Sheriff of Surrey in 1998–99 and has a great interest in the sport of cricket, being appointed President of Surrey County Cricket Club in 2005. The High Sheriff is, or was, a law enforcement position in Anglosphere countries. ... For the insect, see Cricket (insect). ... Surrey County Cricket Club (SCCC) is an English first-class cricket team, based at The Oval cricket ground in south London. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Stilgoe has two Tony nominations, three Monte Carlo Prizes, a Prix Italia, an honorary doctorate and an OBE to his name. He is well-known for his love of architecture (both building it and demolishing it), having designed and built his own house more than once, and owns his own mechanical digger. What is popularly called the Tony Award (formally, the Antoinette Perry Award for Excellence in Theatre) is an annual award celebrating achievements in live American theater, including musical theater, primarily honoring productions on Broadway in New York. ... The Prix Italia is an Italian broadcasting award. ... An Honorary degree (Latin: honoris causa ad gradum) is a degree awarded to someone by an institution that he or she may have never attended, it may be a bachelors, masters or doctorate degree - however, the latter is most common. ... Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (OBE) is a British order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions; in decreasing order of seniority, these...


External links

  • Orpheus Trust
  • Stilgoe Family Concerts
  • BBC shows list

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Richard Stilgoe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (377 words)
Stilgoe was born in Camberley, Surrey but brought up in Liverpool where he performed at the Cavern Club, later being educated at Clare College, Cambridge, and was a member of the Cambridge University Footlights.
Well known for his wordplay, Stilgoe is a great fan of anagrams and has appeared over two hundred times on the cult daytime TV show Countdown.
Stilgoe has two Tony nominations, three Monte Carlo Prizes, a Prix Italia, an honorary doctorate and an OBE to his name.
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