Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Louise Gold starred as Lorelei Lee at Barbican Cinema 1 on 4, 11, 18 and 25 May 1997.
second lead in this production was Kim Criswell, the only time she has
so far appeared in one of
Dorothy Shaw - Kim Criswell
Lady Phillis Beekman -
Sir Francis Beekman - James Bree
Mrs Ella Spofford - Dilys Laye
Henry Spofford - Dale Rapley
Lorelei Lee - Louise Gold
Gus Esmond Jnr - Michael Roberts
Josephus Gage - James Vaughan
Gloria Stark - Sarah Redmond
Robert Lemanteur - Matthew Gould
Louie Lemanteur - Ben Stock
Esmond Snr - James Bree
Pierre & The
The Coquette - Kristin Blaikie
Passenger - Maria Cregeen
Passenger - Katherine Fletcher
Passenger - Stephen McCarthy
Passenger - Sean Sweeney
Music - Jule Styne
Lyrics - Leo Robin
Book - Joseph Fields and Anita Loos
Original Production – 8 December 1949,
Music Director - Mark Warman
Director/Producer - Ian Marshall Fisher
Among there six main leads there was an unusually high number of left-handed performers, Kim Criswell, Louise Gold and James Vaughan are all left-handed.
The show was made extra good by having a number of The Lost Musicals best regulars in it.
Among them Myra Sands's who has appeared with Louise Gold in: By Jupiter | 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 | One Touch of Venus (2000 Production) . They had previously appeared in a concert of highlights from Ratepayers' Iolanthe & Metropolitan Mikado, and, Camberwell Pocket Opera’s First Fundraising Gala, and have since appeared together on the commercial stage in Follies, and, Oliver!; They can be heard on the cast album Oliver! (Recording).
Louise Gold and James Vaughan are a veteran Lost Musicals double act, having previously appeared together in: One Touch Of Venus (1992 Production),, Of Thee I Sing, and Panama Hattie. They teamed up again four years later in Du Barry Was A Lady (2001 Production). They also went on to appear in the film Crush. James Vaughan also helped out on the film Muppet Treasure Island on which Louise Gold puppeteered.
Louise Gold and Dale Rapley previously appeared together in Lady Into Fox.
Louise Gold and Dilys Laye may have previously worked together on Will-Aid
Kim Criswell’s numerous recording credits include: Encore The Very Best From The Musicals, Simply Musicals, The Greatest Musicals of the 20th Century, Magic Of The Musicals, The Best Of The Musicals, 100 Hits Musicals, The Great Musicals - From Broadway to Hollywood, and she is the narrator for The History Of The Musical
Louise Gold and Ben Stock have gone on to appear together in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Dale Rapley went on the appear on television (as a member of Mamma Mia Cast 6) in ABBA - The Reunion.
Dilys Laye went on to appear in Alice In Wonderland, on which Louise Gold puppeteered.
Kim Criswell, and, Louise Gold, both in their Mermanesque glory can be heard on The Great Musicals - Wonderful Tales, The Great Musicals – Glamour And Majesty, and, The Great Musicals – Laughter And Tears.
Myra Sands may have previously taken part in Thing A Thon.
Jule Styne also wrote the score for Gypsy.
In this Lost Musical, done with the original script, Louise Gold was playing a role the role of Lorelei Lee, which had been originated by Carol Channing, who had been a Guest Star on The Muppet Show, where Louise Gold had been a notable puppeteer.
Links about Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Muppet Central/Tibby's Bowl Interview with Louise Gold http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/gold.shtml