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Julian Clary: ‘Benedictine monks didn’t really prepare me for the life I have lived’

Born in Surrey, Julian Clary, 63, began performing on the cabaret circuit as the Joan Collins Fan Club and in 1989 was given his own Channel 4 show, Sticky Moments. He went on to tour the world with his one-man shows, and his West End roles include Leigh Bowery in Boy George’s Taboo and Emcee in Cabaret. Clary’s books include three novels, The Bolds children’s series and a memoir, The Lick of Love, which has just been published in paperback. He lives in London with his husband.
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The Dresser review – Matthew Kelly and Julian Clary face the final curtain

Any play that contains a show-must-go-on message is bound to resonate in the current climate. That is especially true for the latest production of The Dresser, which is opening a year later than intended. Ronald Harwood’s perennial favourite, inspired by his years spent as dresser to Sir Donald Wolfit, takes place during one evening in 1942, as a touring company treads the boards in the provinces while bombs fall.
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Julian Clary interview: ‘I've always been quite good at living dangerously’

The long dark winter for British theatre triggered despair, rage and grief. Across a blighted industry, as playhouses were plunged back into darkness, perhaps only one person was not wailing and gnashing his teeth. A year ago the comedian Julian Clary was all set to star in a revival of Ronald Harwood’s 1980 play The Dresser. Then the touring Theatre Royal Bath production was put on ice by the pandemic.
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