Producers of the Michael Ball Show, Spun Gold Productions, have kept the theatrical theme going by bringing us the forthcoming ALW scoop When Piers Met… Andrew Lloyd Webber (this Sunday 9 April 2011, 9.10pm on ITV1).
We are slightly scared that it’s going to all be TOO MUCH INFORMATION. We love Lord Lloyd-Webber, and we know that he’s had a tough time of late what with Love Never Dies troubles and his battle with prostate cancer, but do we need to know that he is impotent and toyed with using a penis pump? NO WE DON’T!
That said there is much to commend Morgan’s spotlight on Lloyd Webber, asking the billion-dollar question of why he is not a national treasure given his extraordinary track-record in British entertainment and his literal reshaping of world theatre.
Morgan interviews Lloyd Webber along with his wife, daughter, brother, ex-wife Sarah Brightman and friends Graham Norton, Arlene Phillips and Michael Ball, to dig deeper and try to find out why.
It’s hard to see how Andrew Lloyd Webber could be more successful in his field, but a tough year has clearly led to some introspection and a desire to open up. Sounds like it will a fascinating show.
When Piers Met… Andrew Lloyd Webber: Sunday 9 April 2011, 9.10pm on ITV1