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Louise Gold starred as Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons in the first Lost Musical to be performed at Barbican Cinema 1, on 3, 10,17 and 24 May 1992. It seems appropriate, given both her Mother's Wartime antics (heading an all female revue troupe), and the fact that her own name (Louise), according to some definitions, means "Famous Warrioress" that Louise should be so cast.


Theseus - Trevor Alexander

Homer - Kevin Walton

Hercules - Mark Fredrick

Herald - Neil Rose

Soldier - Jonathan Ewart Holmes

Achilles - Ian Mowat

Buria - Danielle Carson

Sentary - Morag Brownlie

Sentry - Myra Sands

Heroica - Kate Dyson

Caustica - Josephine Baird

Pomposia - Ursula Smith

Hippolyta - Louise Gold

Sapiens - Jon Glover

Antiope - Briony Glassco

Penelope - Issy Van Randwyck


Production Team

Music/Book - Richard Rogers

Lyrics/Book - Lorenz Hart

Based on Julian F Thompson's "The Warrior's Husband"

Original Production – 2 June 1942, Shubert Theatre, Broadway, with Benay Venuta as Hippolyta

Musical Director - Mark W Dorrell

Director - Ian Marshall-Fisher


Myra Sands is one of the regulars in The Lost Musicals, along with Louise Gold she went on to appear in: One Touch of Venus (1992 Production) | Du Barry Was A Lady (1993 Production)  | New Girl In Town | Red Hot And Blue | Something For The Boys | Panama Hattie | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes | One Touch of Venus (2000 Production) , Darling of The Day, and, Mexican Hayride. They had previously appeared in a concert of highlights from Ratepayers' Iolanthe & Metropolitan Mikado and have gone on to appear together on the commercial stage in Follies, and, Oliver!; and can be heard on the album Oliver! (Recording).

Danielle Carson is another regular, having also appeared with Louise Gold in Du Barry Was A Lady (1993 Production)  and Red Hot & Blue. They also appeared together on the JAY/TER recording of Stop The World I Want To Get Off.

Danielle Carson, Louise Gold, and Ursula Smith had previously appeared together in Anything Goes

Louise Gold and Kevin Walton were reunited later that year in Assassins, and several years later in the film Topsy Turvy

Louise Gold  and  Jon Glover went on to appear in The Lost Musicals production of Panama Hattie. They were both voice-artistes on Spitting Image and in that capacity feature on the album Spit In Your Ear, and in the documentary Best Ever Spitting Image.

It is perhaps worth noting that at least two of the principal actors in this production, have made somewhat noteworthy contributions to the world of pre-school-children’s television. Jon Glover is a former presenter of BBC TV’s Play School, and, Louise Gold has puppeteered on CTW’s Sesame Street.

Louise Gold and  Issy Van Randwyck  had previously appeared together in Love Life and were later reunited in Kiss Me Kate and Hot ‘n’ Spicy 2

Issy Van Randwyck went on to appear in Regents Park 70th Anniversary Gala, Dress Circle Grand Reopening, and at Shopping With The Stars 2008.

Issy Van Randwyck’s recording credits include: Encore The Very Best From The Musicals , Cole Porter - Night And Day, The History Of The Musical, and, The Great Musicals – Laughter And Tears.

Mark Dorrell went on to appear in Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala.

Danielle Carson’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Dashing Heroes, Blushing Maidens, and, Magic Of The Musicals.

Myra Sands may have previously taken part in Thing A Thon.

Danielle Carson, and, Issy Van Randwyck’s recording credits include 100 Hits Musicals.

Louise Gold, and, Myra Sands went on to take part in Camberwell Pocket Opera’s First Fundraising Gala, for which Mark Dorrell also played the piano.


Critics Comments

 " - a country of Amazons attractively lead by Queen Hippolyta and Princess Antiope, strong performances by Louise Gold and Briony Glassco respectively, _ " Michael Dynan, THE STAGE, 28 May 1992


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