Louise and Lost Musicals

Ever since the Lyricist and Broadcaster Dick Vosborugh 'volunteered' her for a role on Ian Marshall-Fisher's production of Love Life at The Theatre Museum in 1991, Louise Gold has been amongst the regular performers in Ian Marshall-Fisher's Lost Musicals. Other regular performers include such West End artistes as: Barry Cryer, Reg Eppey, Michael Fitzpatrick, Peter Gale, Sam Kelly, Teddy Kempner, Harry Landis, Neil McCaul, Jessica Martin, Vivienne Martin, Mandy More, Stewart Permutt, Myra Sands, Ashleigh Sendin and James Vaughan; These concert stagings (usually on Sunday afternoons), for which performers are not paid, were originally performed at The Theatre Museum in Covent Garden, before moving in 1992 to The Barbican Cinema 1 - a delightful venue whose acoustics are very good, are essential as the performers are not miked, and in the true spirit of Ethel Merman, Louise Gold doesn’t need to be need to be. For, when it comes to Lost Musicals, Ms Gold is:

 "One of the best singers in the business, she tends to be first choice for any role which originally starred Ethel Merman." Showmusic Magazine.

Her contribution to the Lost Musicals has also been summed up by:

 "She’s our Mascot" Dick Vosborugh

Louise Gold is very dedicated to being a part of this team, a fact borne out by various occasions when she has been busy working in another part of the country, such as Leicester or Southampton, during the week, but still comes back to London to do the Lost Musicals on a Sunday. Maybe though this also says something about her dedication to musical-theatre in general, since one set of JAY/TER recording dates (for Stop The World I Want To Get Off) coincided exactly with the stage show Noel/Cole:Let’s Do It.(27 and 28 February and 1 March 1995.) While in the years 2000 and 2001 she actually used her holiday from Mamma Mia, to appear in a Lost Musical.

From 1999 onwards The Lost Musicals have been performed in a variety of more centrally located venues, such as: The Fortune Theatre, Her Majesty’s Theatre, The Royal Opera House’s Linbury Studio, The Palace Theatre, and The Lillian Baylis Studio Theatre at Sadlers Wells.


Louise Gold's Lost Musicals credits read as follows:

  Love Life  - as Susan, at The Theatre Museum, on: 24 November, 1, 8 and 15 December 1991

  By Jupiter - as Hippolyta, at The Barbican Cinema 1, on: 3, 10,17 and 24 May 1992

  One Touch Of Venus - as Venus, at The Barbican Cinema 1, on 16, 23, 30 August and 6 September 1992

  Du Barry Was A Lady - as May Daly/M’am Dubarry, at The Barbican Cinema 1, on 9, 16, 23 and 30 May 1993

  New Girl In Town – as Anna, at The Barbican Cinema 1, on 10, 17, 24 and 31 July 1994

  Red Hot and Blue  - as Nails O’Reilly Duquesne, at The Barbican Cinema 1, on 18, 25 September, 2 and 9 October 1994

  Something For The Boys - as Blossom Hart, at The Barbican Cinema 1, on 28 May, 4, 11, and 18 June 1995

  Of Thee I Sing - as Diana Devereaux, at The Barbican Cinema 1, on 18, 25 August, 1 and 8 September 1996

  Panama Hattie - as Hattie Maloney, at The Barbican Cinema 1, on 22, 29 September, 6 and 13 October 1996

  Gentlemen Prefer Blondes - at The Barbican Cinema 1, as Lorelei Lee, on 4, 11, 18 and 25 May 1997

  Oh Kay - as Kay, at The Barbican Cinema 1, on 17, 24, 31 August and 7 September 1997

  110 In The Shade - as Lizzie Curry, at The Fortune Theatre, on 4, 11, 18 and 25 July 1999

  One Touch of Venus - as Venus, at The Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, on 9, 10, 16 and 17 December 2000

  A Lost Musicals Occasion  - as A familiar Lost Musicals lady, at The Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, on 28 & 29 July 2001

 Du Barry Was A Lady - as May Daly/Mme Du Barry at Her Majesty’s Theatre, 18th and 25th November 2001

 Darling Of The Day – as Alice Challice, at the Ondaatje Wing Theatre at The National Portrait Gallery, on Sunday 22 & 29 August, 5, 12 & 19 September 2010

 Mexican Hayride – as Montana, at the Lillian Baylis Studio Theatre, Sadler’s Wells


Information about future performances by The Lost Musicalsä Charitable Trust (Registered charity no. 1069268) can be obtained
The Lost Musicals Charitable TrustTM’s website: http://www.lostmusicals.org/


Links about The Lost Musicals

The Lost Musicals Charitable TrustTM: http://www.lostmusicals.org/  - Ian Marshall Fisher’s Lost Musicals charitable Trust, presents Concert stagings of forgotten American musicals (Louise Gold has been among the stalwart gang of performers who have regularly contributed their talent to rediscovering these shows). The site includes photographs from a number of past productions.

Save The Theatre Museum – there’s a petition to save The Theatre Museum in London, see: http://www.theatremuseumguardians.org/

Muppet Central/Tibby's Bowl Interview with Louise Gold http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/gold.htm

 Lost Musicals 1998 - an account of the Lost Musicals Charitable Trust’s 1998 Season, from which filming for Topsy Turvy meant that Louise was absent: http://www.qsulis.demon.co.uk/Reviews/Lost_Musicals_1998_Review.htm

Johnny Johnson – an account of the Lost Musicals Charitable Trust’s production of a forgotten American Group Theatre show, it didn’t involve Louise, however, it did happen to include an actor whose stage presence could well rival hers: http://www.qsulis.demon.co.uk/Reviews/Johnny_Johnson.htm


I Value The Arts Campaign – seeks to safeguard, promote and develop the arts as a key element of our national culture. It is a campaign to empower people who value the arts to think about the arts services they believe to be important to their local community. It is supported by a wide variety of people and organisations (including arts trade unions such as Equity, and, BECTU). For more information see: http://www.ivaluethearts.org.uk/



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