Jeffrey Bernard Is Unwell

Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell

This is Keith Waterhouse’s very humorous account tale of real- life journalist Jeffrey Bernard and his Soho cronies.  Bernard was an English journalist in the 1960’s and 70’s – in fact he was often described as a part-time journalist and full time drunk!  He was best known for his weekly column “Low Life” in The Spectator magazine and the title of the play refers to a notice The Spectator would put in the place of Bernard’s column on the regular occasions in which he was unable to write, which were invariably down to an excess consumption of alcohol!

The action takes place in the famous Soho drinking hole “The Coach and Horses” (Bernard’s favourite haunt), where he wakes in the early hours having been locked in the pub whilst asleep ‘under the influence’.  We are then regaled with tales of Bernard’s very colourful life, with anecdotes of embarrassing and hilarious goings on, along with general ponderings on a life lived to the full, all wonderfully played out in small sketches for the amusement of the audience.

Directed by Garyk Barnett


Performance Dates: Friday 17 may – Saturday 25 May 2024; curtain up at 7.45pm.  Matinee performance on Sunday 19 May 2024; curtain up at 2pm.


This amateur production of “Jeffrey Bernard is Unwell” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.