Love Life

Louise Gold made her first Starring appearance in one of Ian Marshall-Fisher's Lost Musicals, as Susan in Love Life, at The Theatre Museum in Covent Garden on 24 November, 1, 8 and 15 December 1991. She did it because Dick Vosburgh "volunteered" her for the part.


Magician/Hobo - Rex Taylor Craig

Susan - Louise Gold

Sam - David Firth

Mary Joe - Issy Van Randwyck

Tim/Mr Cynic - Ian Caddick

George/Interlocutor - Mark Fredrick

Elizabeth - Beatrice Holland

Johnny - James Corden

Alice - Kate Dyson

Slade - Neil Rose

Bill - Edward Burton

Con Man - Robert Carlin

Miss Horoscope - Sue Clements

Miss Mysticism - Juliet Arthur

Miss Ideal Man - Sally Bradshaw


Production Team

Music - Kurt Weill

Lyrics - Alan Jay Lerner

Original Production – 7 October 1948, 46th Street Theatre, New York, with Nanette Fabray as Susan

Musical Director -Mark W Dorrell

Director - Ian Marshall Fisher


Note that the actress Beatrice Holland is usually known professionally as Bea Holland. (Her appearance in this Lost Musical seems to have been quite early in her career).

Interestingly, in this production the characters of a mother and daughter were played by actresses who happen to be cousins of some kind.

Louise Gold and Dick Vosburgh subsequently appeared as opposing Team Captains in a BBC Radio quiz show Let’s Do The Show Right Here. Many years later Louise Gold sang at A Celebration Of The Life And Work Of Dick Vosburgh.

Louise Gold and David Firth had previously appeared together in The Metropolitan Mikado, they went on to appear in Assassins and Man Of La Mancha, and were featured on the JAY/TER recordings of On The Town and Anything Goes (recording) - Website Recommended Album.

Louise Gold, David Firth and Sally Bradshaw had previously appeared together in a concert of highlights from Ratepayers' Iolanthe & Metropolitan Mikado

Louise Gold  and Issy Van Randwyck  went on to appear together in: By Jupiter, 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, The Great Musicals – Laughter And Tears, and, 100 Hits Musicals.

Mark Dorrell went on to appear in Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala, and play the piano for Camberwell Pocket Opera’s First Fundraising Gala.


Links about Love Life

Muppet Central/Tibby's Bowl Interview with Louise Gold Although she does not give it's name, Louise mentions how she got involved with Love Life.

Save The Theatre Museum – there’s a petition to save The Theatre Museum in London, see:

 The Watford Observer interview with the actress Beatrice Holland (since she happens to mention one of the other members of her rather artistic family):


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