Christmas Concerts 2003

Louise Gold starred, as host/narrator, at The Chichester Festival Theatre, Between 1 to 6 December 2003



Hosted By - Desmond Barrit and Louise Gold


The Band of HM Royal Marines

Chichester Cathedral Choir

Choirs from Chichester Schools


Production Team

 Directed by - Edward Kemp


In the best Chichester tradition, the Christmas Concerts 2003, found two of that summerís Festival seasons actors returning to host the Christmas Concerts.

Desmond Barrit had starred as Shylock in The Merchant Of Venice, and appeared as Sorin in The Seagull

Louise Gold had appeared as The Duchess Of Plaza Toro in The Gondoliers and starred as The Irishwoman, Mrs Bedonebyasyoudid & Mrs Doasyouwouldbedoneby in The Water Babies.

The hosts had appeared together in Chichesterís Chic Cafe in Final Chic Cabaret 2003 , and the Minerva Theatre in a one night fundraising performance of Curtain Up.

Louise Gold has appeared at The Chichester Festival Theatre in previous years in Noel/Cole: Letís Do It, and, The Cherry Orchard. She went on to appear in Gypsy.

Louise Gold and Desmond Barrit have previously appeared together in Du Barry Was A Lady (2001 Production).They went on to appear together in Flaunt It 2008.

Edward Kemp went on to continue his association with The Chichester Festival Theatre and two years later was commissioned by them to write a musical with Jason Carr, Six Pictures Of Lee Miller.


Critics Comments



Links about Christmas Concerts 2003

 Notice on The Chichester Festival Theatreís website:

A review of one of Edward Kempís most notable subsequent pieces of work at Chichester:


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