Peter Wilson, a consultant at media relations specialist Luther
Pendragon, is doing his best to dispel the idea that PR types take
themselves too seriously.
Wilson has teamed up with two budding comics to put on a sketch show,
entitled Suck it and See, at London’s Canal Cafe Theatre.
Subject matter ranges from the amateur antics of local television news
reporters to New Labour MPs and Sloaney students. PR, unfortunately,
does not get a mention.
In a press release prepared for the show, Wilson and friends grandly
state that ’as classically-trained actors’ they recognise that ’vibrant
new comedy is easier and more fashionable than doing Coriolanus or The
Bill’. And they ’fiercely believe that true comedy comes from swearing
in posh voices’.
Mercifully this is an empty threat and despite an abundance of posh
accents the show features little swearing. Perhaps this is due to
Wilson’s cunning motive for performing live. ’I hope to get a girlfriend
out of it,’ he told me.
After several performances Wilson has failed to impress the ladies.
Colleagues at Luther Pendragon commented: ’The show was great. We’re
still waiting to see if he’s got a talent for PR.’