Broadway To Brighton

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

 

Cast

 Chicago

Narrator – Jack Tinker

Velma Kelly – Josephine Blake

Roxie Hart – Kathryn Evans

Amos Hart – Teddy Kempner

Liz – Louise Gold

Annie – Gaye Brown

June – Toni Palmer

HunyakLesley Joseph

Mona – Barbara Young

Matron – Pam St Clement

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

 

Featuring:

 

Jae Alexander

Lynda Barron

Gaye Brown

Lorna Dallas

Susannah Fellows

Fenella Fielding

Tricia George

Louise Gold

Anita Harris

Michael Howe

Lesley Joseph

David Kernan

Bonnie Langford

Martin Smith

Barbara Young

and The Stephen Hill Singers

 

Production Team

 Producer - David Kernan

Director - Maximillian Jacobson-Gonzalez

Music (Chicago) - John Kander

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

Barcelona - Susannah Fellows and David Kernan

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

 

Louise Gold’s character Liz in Chicago was one of “the merry murderesses”. Liz is the one who’s husband, Bernie, was always chewing gum, “no, not chewing, popping”, she got really irritated by this, so, as it says in the song, she “fired two warning shots, into his head”.

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)

Most 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 Michael Winsor) had also taken part in that earlier show. Susannah Fellows, Ned Sherrin, Jason Carr and Stewart Pedlar had also been involved with that earlier concert.

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)

Louise Gold went on to sing If Mama Were Married in both the Chelmsford revival of Side By Side By Sondheim, and the Side By Side By Sondheim 25th Anniversary Gala.

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

David Kernan, Ned Sherrin, Fenella Fielding, Michael Howe, Bonnie Langford, Martin Smith and Josephine Blake went on to appear in A Time To Start Living, which Stephen Hill Singers: Mary Carewe and Stephen Hill did appear in and: Elizabeth Watts, Susan Flannery, Jim Graeme, David Unwin may have appeared in, and which also Michael Conran may have appeared in, and Jason Carr was also involved with.

Ned Sherrin, Jack Tinker, Louise Gold, Gaye Brown, Lesley Joseph, Lorna Dallas, Fenella Fielding, Tricia George, Michael Howe, Martin Smith and The Stephen Hill Singers had previously appeared in Kids At Heart, directed by David Kernan, which Josephine Blake, Pam St Clemant, Barbara Young and Craig Horwood and Stephen Grant may have appeared in. And for which Stuart Pedlar was also an arranger.

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.

Teddy Kempner and Louise Gold had previously appeared together in Angry Housewives. They went on to appear together in Something For The Boys and One Touch Of Venus (1992 Production).

Tim Flavin’s recording credits include: On The Town, Encore The Very Best From The Musicals and The History Of The Musical; his television credits include A Week In The West End.

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’s writing credits also include Ziegfeld, some of his material is included on the album Ziegfeld (Recording).

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.

Ned Sherrin, David Kernan and Louise Gold went on to appear in Noel/Cole: Let’s Do It, for which Jason Carr was also a pianist.

Louise Gold and David Kernan went on to appear together in a revival of Side By Side By Sondheim (in Chelmsford).

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

Jim Graeme’s recording credits include (as James Graeme) Simply Musicals., Encore The Very Best From The Musicals, The Best Of The Musicals, and, 100 Hits 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).

Director Maximillian Jacobson-Gonzalez went on to become the resident director of the first UK tour of Les Miserables in 1993.

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).

Tim Flavin, James Graeme, and, Paul Robinson’s recording credits include Magic Of The Musicals, on which Stuart Pedlar also conducted an orchestra.

Pam St Clement, Gaye Brown, David Kernan, Fenella Fielding, Linda Baron, Lesley Joseph, Ned Sherin, and, Jason Carr may have previously taken part in Thing A Thon.

Mary Carewe, Lorna Dallas, David Kernan, and, Paul Robinson’s recording credits include The Great Musicals - From Broadway to Hollywood, which Stuart Pedlar was a conductor on.

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.

Jason Carr had previously been a musical director on Chicago & Company. He has gone on to work (as a pianist, arranger, accompanist and musical director) on: A Time To Start Living, Noel/Cole: Let’s Do It, Noel/Cole: Let’s Do It (Recording), Oh Kay, 110 In The Shade, One Touch Of Venus (2000 Production), A Lost Musicals Occasion, Defiant Dames, Final Chic Cabaret 2003, Dead By 12 and Louise Gold’s cabaret act Louise Gold...By Appointment. He has also written a musical of The Water Babies (whose inaugural production at Chichester, starred Louise Gold).

 

Critics Comments

 “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 ARGOS, p9, Monday 18 February 1991.

 

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