Culture Journal Ireland

Marvellous: A truly human story

Marvellous, staring Toby Jones is a truly human story about following your dreams and reaching beyond supposed limitation which ultimately are merely societal. This light hearted drama; screened recently on BBC tells the story of Neil Baldwin, a real-life character who achieves beyond what conventional wisdom perceives him able to do. After leaving his steady butchers job almost literally to run away and join the circus Neil is enjoying life as a clown entertaining people until a dispute with the circus’ manager results in him being left behind. Undaunted by this Neil, after a stint working as a recruiter for Stoke University, is eventually hired by Lou Macari, manager of…

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