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  • 24 May 2020

‘The Lamproom Daily’ - Day 62 - Who remembers Harry Worth?

In October 2015, Barnsley-born actor, playwright and director Jack Land Noble brought Worth's life and career to the stage in the world premiere of 'My Name is Harry Worth'. The show was billed as "a one-man tour-de-force written by and featuring Jack Land Noble as the forgotten son of British comedy. Hilarious yet poignant, 'My Name Is Harry Worth' celebrates a pioneering comic talent in style." The play - which had the support of the Harry Worth estate - was first staged to great acclaim in Harry's hometown of Barnsley at the town's Lamproom Theatre, ahead of a prospective 2017 UK tour and run at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe marking Harry's centenary. Speaking to BBC Radio Sheffield, Jack Land Noble explained, "The time is ripe to bring Harry's distinct talent back into the public arena. The play is my humble tribute to my comedy idol: a dithering, surreal comic genius and, arguably, Yorkshire's finest comic son."