On Thursday March 7th we welcomed Maureen Lipman to the Museum. Our main hall was jam-packed with visitors all eager to hear what she had to say.
The event was organised to mark the start of our exhibition about the careers of Maureen and her husband Jack Rosenthal – “Jack and Maureen – A Creative Partnership”. Tickets had sold out almost as soon as they became available.
Our audience was not disappointed. Maureen spoke for a good hour and a half (without any notes). She spoke about Jack, about her mother, about Israel and being Jewish. She was in turns hilariously funny (talking about her Mum and telling jokes) and moving (when she spoke about losing Jack).
It really was a pleasure to meet her in person. We were delighted with the success of the evening.