Louise Gold appeared in this double bill concert, at The Brighton Dome, on Sunday 17 February 1991
The show was a benefit for Sussex Aids Hospice Appeal
Narrator – Jack Tinker
Velma Kelly – Josephine Blake
Roxie Hart – Kathryn Evans
Amos Hart – Teddy Kempner
Liz – Louise Gold
Annie – Gaye Brown
June – Toni Palmer
Hunyak – Lesley Joseph
Mona – Barbara Young
Billy Flynn – Tim Flavin
Mary Sunshine – J. Gavin
Prisoner - Lynda Barron
The Stephen Hill Singers - Mary Carewe, Jo Thompson, Anne Skeates, Elizabeth Watts, Susan Flannery, Michael Cahill, Derek Chessor, Jim Graeme, Stephen Hill, David Unwin, and, Michael Winsor
Roxie & Velma’s Boys - Michael Conran, Stephen Grant, Craig Horwood, and, Paul Robinson
Highlights From: Side By Side By Sondheim
Narrator – Ned Sherrin
and The Stephen Hill Singers
Producer - David Kernan
Director - Maximillian Jacobson-Gonzalez
Lyrics (Chicago - Fred Ebb
Music (Side By Side By Sondheim) - Stephen Sondheim, with Jule Styne
Lyrics (Side By Side By Sondheim) - Stephen Sondheim
Orchestra (Chicago) - Clive Chaplin, Martin Drover, John Elliott, Barry Graham, Dick Ichnatowicz, Elizabeth McConkey, Stuart Pedlar, Graham Russell, Mike Smith, Bob Sydor, Jim Wilson, and, Barry deZouza
Conductor (Chicago) - Jae Alexander
Pianists (Side By Side By Sondheim) - Jason Carr and Stuart Pedler
Running Order (Side By Side By Sondehim)
Beautiful Girls - Jae Alexander, David Kernan & The Stephen Hill Singers
If Mama Were Married - Lesley Joseph and Louise Gold
Company Intro - The Stephen Hill Singers
Another Hundred People - Bonnie Langford
Good Thing Going - Martin Smith
I Never Do Anything Twice - Fenella Fielding
Send In The Clowns - Anita Harris
Buddy’s Blues - Michael Howe
Broadway Baby - Bonnie Langford
Somewhere - Gaye Brown
Gimmick (You Gotta Get A Gimmick) - Lynda Barron, Tricia George and David Kernan
Losing My Mind - Susannah Fellows
Ladies Who Lunch - Barbara Young
No More / Being Alive - Lorna Dallas and Martin Smith
Sunday - The Stephen Hill Singers
Side By Side By Side - The Company
Gold’s character Liz in
A photograph of Lesley Joseph and Louise Gold appearing together in the show was printed with The Brighton Evening Argos’s report of the show)
of the performers taking part in this concert version of Chicago
(in fact everyone except Kathryn Evans and Tim Flavin), had
played the same roles in a concert staging of Chicago, at The
Victoria Palace Theatre, just over two months earlier in the concert Chicago & Company, which was also
produced by David Kernan and directed by Maximillian
Jacobson-Gonzalez (with David Kernan).
Most of the Stephen Hill Singers (the exceptions being Elizabeth
Watts, Susan Flannery and
Producer David Kernan had of course been in the original production of Side By Side By Sondheim. Over the years he has sung Barcelona with many different women, among them: Julia McKenzie (in both the original Side By Side By Sondheim and both the Side By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Gala and Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala), Liz Robertson (possibly when she was understudying in the original production of Side By Side By Sondheim, and certainly in the 1999 Chelmsford revival of Side By Side By Sondheim), and, Maria Friedman (in Sondheim At The Barbican)
Some of the singers taking part have sung on other occasions songs which were sung here, but not by them, for example:
Bonnie Langford had actually played the younger version June Havoc in a production of Gypsy
Louise Gold went on to sing: Good Thing Going (in Merrily We Roll Along (Stage) and on the album Merrily We Roll Along (Recording)), Another Hundred People (in Sondheim At The Barbican), Broadway Baby (in Curtain Up), and I Never Do Anything Twice, Send In The Clowns, and, You Gotta Get A Gimmick in the Chelmsford revival of Side By Side By Sondheim, and, You Gotta Get A Gimmick again in Gypsy.
Lynda Baron, and, Louise Gold may have previously appeared together in Will-Aid
David Kernan may also have appeared in Will-Aid, and Ned Sherrin may also have been involved with the show.
It is possible that Susan Flannery may also have appeared in Will-Aid, that show had an actress named Sue Flannery in it.
Louise Gold and Kathryn Evans went on to star together in Follies
Ned Sherrin, Fenella Fielding,
Jack Tinker, Louise Gold, Gaye Brown, Lesley Joseph,
Lorna Dallas, Fenella Fielding, Tricia George,
Josephine Blake’s recording credits include The History Of The Musical
Gaye Brown, Martin Smith and Ned Sherrin had previously appeared in a concert of highlights from the Ratepayers Iolanthe & Metropolitan Mikado.
Lorna Dallas had previously appeared in The Royal Variety Performance (1982), she went on to appear as a contestant on the BBC Radio quiz Let’s Do The Show Right Here, and on stage in Happily Ever After.
David Kernan and The Stephen Hill Singers (including Derek Chessor) went on to feature in Sondehim At The Barbican.
Ned Sherrin’s writing credits include: The Metropolitan Mikado, which Martin Smith had previously appeared in
Ned Sherrin and Fenella Fielding went on to appear on Ned Sherrin’s Review Of Revue.
Louise Gold, Lorna Dallas, Fenella Fielding, and David Kernan went on to appear in the Side By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Gala at Wavenden, which Ned Sherrin also narrated, Stuart Pedlar was also a pianist, and in which Louise Gold also sang If Mama Were Married.
David Kernan, Louise Gold, and, Ned Sherrin went on to appear in Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala.
David Kernan and Louise Gold went on to
appear in Noel/Cole: Let’s Do It, for
Gold and David Kernan went on to appear together in a revival of Side By Side By
Bonnie Langford had previously appeared in The Pirates Of Penzance (Stage production), and as a member of that company in The Pirates Of Penzance (Gala Performance), The Pirates Of Penzance (Gala Preview), The Pirates Of Penzance (Benefit Preview), and The Royal Variety Performance (1982).
Louise Gold, David Kernan, Ned Sherrin, and, Martin Smith may have gone on to appear in Comedy Tonight
Martin Smith’s recording credits include Great Duets From The Musicals
Susannah Fellows went on to take over the role of Tanya in Mamma Mia (for Cast 4) from Louise Gold (who had played in the part in Cast 2 & Cast 3).
Maximillian Jacobson-Gonzalez went on to become the resident director of
Mary Carewe and Lorna Dallas’s recording credits include The Greatest Musicals of the 20th Century, and, The Great Musicals – Dashing Heroes, Blushing Maidens.
Lesley Joseph went on to appear in A Love Letter To Dan.
James Graeme, and, Martin Smith’s recording credits include The Great Musicals - Wonderful Tales.
Lorna Dallas, and Martin Smith’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Glamour And Majesty, which Susannah Fellows may have sung on.
Mary Carewe, Lorna Dallas, James Graeme, David Kernan, and, Martin Smith’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Laughter And Tears.
After Ned Sherrin’s death The Company Of Mary Poppins’s FUNdraising special was dedicated to him (that included Bonnie Langford’s niece, Scarlett getting ribbed about her family)
Jim Wilson had previously played in the orchestra for Anything Goes (stage show).
James Graeme, and,
Pam St Clement, Gaye
Brown, David Kernan,
Fenella Fielding, Linda Baron, Lesley Joseph, Ned Sherin, and,
Mary Carewe, Lorna
Dallas, David Kernan,
Jae Alexander trained at the Central School Of Speech And Drama, and as part of his second year he was both a musician and sound operator for a production that year (1980’s) final year students did of Mother Courage And Her Children.
David Kernan’s radio credits include The Radio 2 Arts Programme Chichester Festival 1994.
Lorna Dallas, and, Ned Sherrin went on to take part in CLIC’s 18th Birthday Celebration.
Stephen Sondheim;s lyrics can also be found in Candide In Concert.
“Lesley Joseph and Louise Gold
helped to bring the glitter of Broadway to Brighton last night, when they
appeared in a charity gala to raise money for aids. Lesley, from the TV comedy
series Birds Of A Feather, and singer Louise were among a galaxy of stars
appearing at The Dome.” THE BRIGHTON EVENING
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