But she’s interested in the nature of stardom and its effects on Morecambe, as well as how he coped with the pressure of always having to be at the top of his game: concerns she admits to wrestling with herself. The combination of these different aspects of Morecambe’s life and art make this a pleasure to watch, whether you’re a fans of his, Miranda’s, both or even neither.
Kensington Palace Orangery
Though largely dominated by tourists, Kensington Palace Orangery retains all the grandeur you’d expect from a former royal, alfresco entertainment space. Imposing colonnades, vaulted ceilings and a spacious terrace make it a lovely place to stop for breakfast, lunch or afternoon tea. The latter is a relatively simple affair, with a fixed selection of sandwiches, scones and either tea (a good range) or coffee. The basic version costs £24; adding alcohol bumps it up to £30.50 for Pimm's or £34 for a glass of Laurent-Perrier NV champagne. Breakfast focuses mainly on standard pastries, cereal, and egg dishes including a full English for £11.95. Lunch options are more extensive, modern-style cooking with an admirable emphasis on buying British produce including London smoked salmon and the wonderful charcuterie from Trealy Farm. There are British beers and a short wine list for those thirsting for alcohol. Whatever you eat or drink, however, the whole experience is elevated unquestionably by the incredible backdrop.
Venue says: “Join us for afternoon tea from noon-5pm, starting at £26 per person.”