Actor learns not to take himself too seriously – By Rene Hill

Almost 15 years ago, Gavin Wilson was told bluntly: “You don’t know how to tell a joke.”

The statement floored him – he wanted to floor the person who said it but he wisely held his counsel and instead learnt from one of the best instructors around.

It was in 1995 that Mr. Wilson, now a veteran of Dames and currently starring as Dame Tilly Tonsils in the Bermuda Musical and Dramatic Society’s pantomime ‘Robin Hood’ at the City Hall Theatre, was given the shattering news.