A Time To Start Living
- A Celebration of the great Elizabeth Welch
Louise Gold appeared as a Guest Artist in A Time To Start Living – A World Aid’s Day Gala, a fundraising event for Crusaid, at The Shaftsbury Lyric Theatre on Sunday 6 December 1992
Note: Please note the cast listing and running order is not necessarily accurate, the webmaster wasn’t present and so is having to use the original printed programme of events as a guide. Under Cast, those artistes whose names appear in bold almost certainly appeared, those whose names appear in italics certainly had one of their pieces dropped, and may not have appeared at all. Those whose names are in neither bold or italic were billed to appear, but I do not have any information as to if they appeared and if so what they did.
Starring (Subject to
Blake, Joanne Campbell, Robin Cousins, John Dankworth, Elaine Delmar, Fenella Fielding,
Maria Freidman, Louise Gold, Simon Green, Peter
and of course: Elisabeth Welch
Hosted by: Ned Sherrin
Singers: Mary Carewe, Susan Flannery, Elizabeth Watts, Jim Graeme, Stephen Hill & David Urwin
Dancers: Andrea Palmer, Helen Pattison, Jane Sansby, Rachel Smith,
Other Performers (mentioned in running order): Robin
additional performers (not listed in programme): Petula Clark,
Presented by: Show People 90 &
Directed by – David Kernan
Musical Directors –
Orchestra – Brian Archer, Andy Bush, Steve Hamilton, Steve McManus & Bobby Worth
Choreographers – Carol Green, Irving Davies & Lindsay Dolan
Lighting Designer –
Sound by – Autograph Sound Recording
Songwriters – Harold Arlen, Ann Hampton Callaway, Hoagy Charmichael, Duke Ellington, Frank Eyton, George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin, John Green, Peter Greenwell, Oscar Hammerstein II, Otto Harbach, Lorenz Hart, Walter Hawkins, Jerry Herman, Edward Heyman, Herman Hupfield, Isham Jones, Nick Kenny, Jerome Kern, Ted Koeler, Geo Koger, Louiguy, Eric Maschwitz, Mauguerite Monnot, George Moustaki, Edith Piaf, Cole Porter, Richard Rogers, Stephen Schwartz , Vincent Scotto, Manning Sherwin, Robert Sour, John Stranack, George Terry, H. Varna, Ned Washington, Peter Wildblood
The Song Is You (Jerome
Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II) – Claire Moore, Liz
Follow Me (Walter Hawkins) – Members of the cast of ‘Carmen Jones’
Little Girl Blue (Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart) – Maria Friedman
The Lady Is A Tramp (Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart) – Maria Friedman, Louise Gold & Claire Moore
Pet Le Clark (something in French – this isn’t listed in the programme) – Petula Clark
It Never Entered My Mind (Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart) – Marion Montgomery
Ten Cents A Dance (Richard Rogers & Lorenz Hart) – Angela Richards
Bonjour Paris, I Love Paris (Cole Porter), Milord (Marguerite Monnot & George Moustaki), &, Can Can (Cole Porter) – Josephine Blake
J’ai Deux Amours (Vincent Scotto, Geo Koger & H. Varna) – Joanne Campbell
The Physician (Cole Porter) – Louise Gold
I Gaze In Your Eyes (Cole Porter & Ann Hampton Callaway) –Martin Smith
Blow Gabriel Blow (Cole Porter) – Sam Harris
Damsel In Distress (John Stranack) – Fenella Fielding
A Nightingale Sang In
Meet The Family (Peter Greenwell & Peter Wildeblood) – Millicent Martin & Julia McKenzie
Magic to Do (Stephen
My Corner of the Sky (Stephen Schwartz) – Brent Barrett
I Won’t Dance (Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II) – Bonnie Langford & Robin Cousins
Yesterdays/Smoke Gets In Your Eyes (Jerome Kern & Otto Harbach) – Sally Ann Howes
Bill/Can’t Help Loving Dat Man (Jerome Kern & Oscar Hammerstein II) – Elaine Delmar & Liz Robertson
Song On The Sand (Jerry Herman) – Simon Green, David Kernan & Mark Wynter
My Cousin From
I’ve Got My Eyes On You (Cole Porter), Drop Me Off In Harlem (Duke Ellington & Nick Kenny), Body & Soul (John Green, Robert Sour, Edward Heyman & Frank Eyton), &, Just One Of Those Things (Cole Porter) – Bobby Short
The Nearness Of You (Hoagy Carmichael, George Terry & Ned Washington), La Vie En Rose (Louiguy & Edith Piaf), Solomon (Cole Porter), As Time Goes By (Herman Hupfield), In No Time At All (Stephen Schwartz), &, It Had To Be You (Isham Jones) – Elisabeth Welch
Louise Gold and Maria Friedman had previously appeared together in Merrily We Roll Along (Stage Production) and went on to feature on that Merrily We Roll Along (Recording). They have also appeared together in Kids At Heart, and have gone on to appear together in Sondheim At The Barbican. They appeared separately in Chicago & Company.
Maria Friedman and Louise Gold may have appeared together in Will-Aid
Simon Green, Sally Ann Howes, David Kernan, Claire Moore, Liz Robertson, and, Andy Bush, may also have appeared in Will-Aid which was directed by David Kernan, along with Ned Sherrin.
It is possible that Susan Flannery may also have previously appeared in Will-Aid, that show had an actress named Sue Flannery in it.
Peter Greenwell had previously composed and arranged music for part of Will-Aid
Elisabeth Welch’s recording credits include: Cole Porter - Night And Day
Autograph also did the sound for Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Touring Production) , Anything Goes (Stage Show), Follies, Gypsy, and, Candide In Concert.
work of Louise Gold, Liz Robertson, David Kernan,
People ’90 Limited went
on to present the first proper British production of Noel/Cole: Let's Do It in
Liz Robertson and Steven Edis went on to contribute to: Regents Park 70th Anniversary Gala
Josephine Blake, Maria Friedman, and, Simon Green’s recording credits include The History Of The Musical
Ned Sherrin, Fenella Fielding,
Louise Gold, David Kernan, Millicent Martin, Claire Moore Ned Sherrin, and, Martin Smith may have gone on to appear in Comedy Tonight which David Kernan also directed, and for which the musicians also included Brian Archer, Andy Bush, Steve McManus.
Cleo Laine and John Dankworth had previously appeared on The Royal Variety Performance (1977).
Ned Sherrin, Liz Robertson, Lorna Dallas, Fenella Fielding, Cleo Laine, and, Julia McKenzie went on to appear in the Side By By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Gala.
Julia McKenzie went on to appear as a guest on Let’s Do The Show Right Here.
Ned Sherrin, Louise Gold, Fenella Fielding, and, Julia McKenzie went on to appear on Ned Sherrin’s Review Of Revue
Julia McKenzie and Millicent Martin had of course appeared together many times previously, including on television on Julia And Company
Brent Barrett went on to appear on television in A Week In The West End.
James Graeme, and, Claire Moore’s recording credits include Simply Musicals.
Liz Robertson went on to appear in Happily Ever After, on which Steve McManus also worked.
Julia McKenzie, Millicent Martin, David Kernan, Simon Green, Cleo Laine, Liz Robertson, Ned Sherrin, and, John Dankworth went on to appear in Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala.
Simon Green, and, Angela Richards went on to appear in A Love Letter To Dan.
Marion Montgomery was a guest on the TV programme The Ghost Of Faffner Hall.
Martin Smith, and, James Graeme’s recording credits include The Great Musicals - Wonderful Tales.
Martin Smith’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Glamour And Majesty.
Mary Carewe, and, Elisabeth Welch’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Dashing Heroes, Blushing Maidens.
Mary Carewe, David Kernan, Liz Robertson, Martin Smith, and, Elizabeth Welch, along with James Graeme’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Laughter And Tears.
Renamed Theatrecares, West End Cares went on to present The Company Of Mary Poppins in a FUNdraising special, which they dedicated to Ned Sherrin. That production also included Bonnie Langford’s niece Scarlett among it’s cast (getting very ribbed about her family). The volunteers of Theatrecares subsequently transformed into TheatreMAD, and have gone on to present Flaunt It 2008.
Liz Robertson went on to take part in A Celebration Of The Life And Work Of Dick Vosburgh, and has gone on to organise a charity event Shopping With The Stars 2008, and take part in Shopping With The Stars 2009.
Claire Moore, and, Elisabeth Welch, along with James Graeme,’s recording credits include Magic Of The Musicals
Simon Green went on to appear in Flaunt It 2008.
James Graeme’s recording credits include The Best Of The Musicals.
Angela Richards, Elaine
Delmar, David Kernan,
Claire Moore, Fenella Fielding, Simon
Green, Ned Sherrin,
Petula Clark, Maria Friedman, Louise Gold, Cleo Laine, Claire Moore, and, Elisabeth Welch, along with James Graeme’s recording credits include 100 Hits Musicals.
Louise Gold, and, Claire Moore’s recording credits include Let’s Go On With The Show – Hit Songs From The West End & Broadway .
Mary Carewe, Maria Friedman, Simon Green, David Kernan, Claire Moore, and, Elisabeth Welch’s recording credits include The Great Musicals - From Broadway to Hollywood.
Peter Greenwell, David Kernan, and, Liz Robertson went on to take part in The Radio 2 Arts Programme Chichester Festival 1994.
Robin Cousins, Marion Montgomery, and, Liz Robertson went on to take part in CLIC’s 18th Birthday Celebration.
“(Maria Friedman) was then joined by Claire Moore and Louise Gold for a very gutsy rendition of ‘The Lady is a Tramp’.” ....”Louise Gold evoked Gertrude Lawrence and the Cole Porter classic ‘The Physician’.” Iain Darroch, WORDS AND MUSIC, January 1993 (issue 14)
Links about A Time To Start Living
About Maria page for A Time To Start Living: http://www.aboutmaria.com/timetostartliving.html
TheatreMAD’s website: http://www.theatremad.org.uk/
Agency Licensing Campaign (article in The Stage): http://www.thestage.co.uk/news/newsstory.php/31022/theatre-stars-back-campaign-for-talent-agency, and Online Petition (which anyone who supports it can sign): http://www.gopetition.com/petition/41085.html , seeing as Mark Wynter may be among the performers supporting this worthy campaign.