Frank Baden-Powell's 1962 production at the Assembly Hall, Pier St, opposite the Playhouse - both of them demolished in favour of high-rise office buildings. I played Princess Grace, a male prostitute, in a chorus line of poofs with Ashley Moldrich and Wilfred Dowsett. ('We're here because we're queer.') The reviewer wrote that we looked refugees from a university review. He wasn't wrong. Neville Teede taught me how to add peach to 5 and 9. (That's greasepaint I'm talking about.) Rollo Hasluck, Alexandra's and Sir Paul's son, played a Russian Sailor. Sadly, he was to die young, not all that long afterwards.
Garry Gillard | New: 26 December, 2017 | Now: 16 June, 2019