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Post by christian bews on Nov 10, 2015 20:21:54 GMT
cast. He has been contacted and has responded fabulously by sharing with us the following memories he has of
Twenty-To-Twelve...thank you Dougie"...
I HAD WORKED AS A DANCER FOR JOAN KEMP WELCH WHEN SHE WAS DIRECTOR AT THE NEW THEATRE BROMLEY AND THEN SHE TOOK A COURSE TO BECOME A TV DIRECTOR AND ONE OF HER FIRST PROJECTS WAS A REVUE CALLED TWENTY TO TWELVE..SHE ASKED ME TO APPEAR IN IT SINGING DANCING AND ACTING IN SKETCHES .
(I WAS THRILLED IT WAS TO BE MY FIRST TELEVISION OUT OF THE CHORUS )AND THEN AS AN AFTER THOUGHT SHE SAID "WE HAVE NO BUDGET SO YOU WILL HAVE TO CHOREOGRAPH TOO!!!!!!
I REMEMBER MAVIS TRAILL WHO I HAD WORKED WITH IN TWENTY MINUTES SOUTH A MUSICAL FROM THE PLAYERS THEATRE ..SHE WAS AN EX BALLET RAMBERT DANCER WITH A GREAT GIFT FOR COM EDY AND TONY BATEMEAN WHO WAS A COMIC DANCER ACTOR..I THINK PATSY ROWLANDS AND ROBIN HUNTER WERE ALSO IN IT AND MAYBE PAT SANDYS (MOTHER OF SAMANTHA BOND.)..I COULD BE MISTAKEN THIS COULD HAVE BEEN COOL FOR CATS..DO YOU HAVE A CAST LIST?
WE DID IT IN A TINY LOW CEILINGED BASEMENT STUDIO IN HOLBORN WITH A COUPLE OF DAYS REHEARSAL AND THEN ON.......LIVE!!!!.MOST OF THE MATERIAL WAS WRITTEN BY PETER MOFFATT WHO WAS MARRIED TO JOAN AND WENT ONTO BECOME TV DIRECTOR TOO..EASTENDERS ETC.
I CHOREOGRAPHED AND APPEARED IN THE WHOLE SERIES OF TWENTY TO TWELVE ....SHORT AS IT WAS..IT WAS TOO EARLY FOR MORNING TELLY IT SEEMED AND TOOK A FEW MORE YEARS TO GET THAT OFF THE GROUND.
I HAVE VERY FOND MEMORIES OF THE SERIES AND WOULD BE ONLY TOO HAPPY TO SHARE THEM
Twenty-To-Twelve was my first choreographic job so the beginning of my career in that role. They just didn't have any money in the Twenty-To-Twelve budget so it was a baptism of fire.
HOPE THIS HELPS
BEST WISHES DOUGIE
Once again thank you Dougie on behalf of myself and the forum!
peter moffatt was a one-time director on 'doctor who'too.