Tuesday, July 15, 2008

The British Musical Theatre ... forty years on


Three members of that flourishing West End institution of the 1960s in front of the camera, and one behind it. Left to right:

Dean Viner Robert and Elizabeth, The Desert Song etc
Kathy Snedden Six of One, Robert and Elizabeth, The Young Visiters etc
Brian Harding No Strings, When You’re Young, The Desert Song, The Boyfriend, Bakerloo to Paradise, Ann Veronica, The Good Old, Bad Old Days etc

Kurt (photographer) was in New Zealand around this time, somewhere between Dido and Aeneas, Amahl and the Night Visitors and Madama Butterfly. With the Black and White Minstrels soon to follow … and The British Musical Theatre (published 1987) still twenty years in the future

The well-known American tenor Bruce Brewer is another Couptrain inhabitant, but he was too busy rehearsing tomorrow’s concert in the church opposite to join in the photo.

Hey! If we could import Barry and Rosie from Sydney, the village could just about stage its own production of Follies. What a thought!

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