Louise Gold and
(“Louise Gold Sings Some Nice Songs”)
Louise Gold starred in her own cabaret, as herself, at Lauderdale House on 24 February 2002, at Jermyn Street Theatre on 20 April 2002, and in the Hampstead & Highgate Festival Special at Lauderdale House on 19 May 2002).
Cabaret in Lauderdale House (24 February 2002)
Introduced by: Tim McArthur
First Half - Andrew Truluck
Second half - Miss Louise Gold
The Cabaret Hour, Jermyn Street Theatre (20 April 2002)
Performer: Louise Gold
Hampstead & Highgate Festival Special, Lauderdale House (19 May 2002)
First Half - Tim McArthur
Second half - Louise Gold (as a last minute replacement for Issy Van Randwyck)
Producers - Tim McArthur and
Director for Miss Gold - Mr
Miss Gold’s pianist -
Mr McArthur’s pianist - Stephen Robinson
Miss Gold’s puppet builder - Paul Jomain, with Peter Fluck and Roger Law.
It is unclear whether this can exactly be called Louise’s first venture into solo cabaret, for she was talking about the possibility of doing a solo act some twenty two years previously (she mentions it as a possibility in her resume in the programme for Godspell ), and she has also done some improvisation/stand-up comedy. However, this does seem to be the first one where she has really made her mark in the world of solo cabaret shows.
The show was subsequently extended into a two act piece: Louise Gold ... By Appointment, A revised short-version, one act, was performed at Lauderdale House, as part of their Cabaret In The House season, in November 2005.
Louise had previously performed group cabaret as part of a group called Anna Rexic and The Compulsives.
At the time of
Louise Gold, accompanied by
Louise Gold’s appearance at the Hampstead & Highgate
Arts Festival Cabaret Special in Lauderdale House was as a last
minute replacement for Baroness Issy Van Randwyck; a performer, who Louise
Gold appeared on stage with five years ago in Kiss
Me Kate. It might be noted that about a year and a half later, the Issy
Van Randwyck was herself called in to deputise, at Lauderdale House,
for Diane Langton (with whom Louise Gold had appeared in the
musical Follies at the Royal Festival Hall, and, Mary Poppins
at the Prince
Tim McArthur went on to interview Louise Gold on the radio on Tim McArthur Interview.
“Louise Gold, a
star of the 1980s’ Spitting Image TV show, sang with the ‘Queen’ in her show at
Lauderdale House on Sunday evening. And she brought the house down with her
version of the song What Happened To Class from the musical
Links about Louise Gold’s Cabaret Act, Louise Gold ... By Appointment
Defiant Dames CD: http://www.defiantdames.info/
Lauderdale House, Official Site: http://www.lauderdalehouse.co.uk/default.asp
Theatre Radio’s interview with Louise Gold http://www.officiallondontheatre.co.uk/news/display?contentId=88986
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