As I might have mentioned before, Victoria Wood is a goddess.
Here’s a recent clip in which she explains why she supports a UK charity that provides means of musical expression to hospitalized children with complex health problems. “Music is not about exams, qualifications, carrying instruments on trains…”
In another interview, she gets into a righteous rant against music lessons becoming the extracurricular activity that is affordable only to children from the middle and upper classes.
Recently a good man from a far corner of the interwebs sent me the digital file of an early Vic Wood live performance, Lucky Bag, which has only ever been issued as an LP. So much wonderfulness there, and the odd mention of the operatic form worked into monologues and songs. Opera reappears here and there in her subsequent work too, in TV sketches in particular.