Louise Gold starred as Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons in the first Lost Musical to be performed at Barbican Cinema 1, on 3, 10,17 and 24 May 1992. It seems appropriate, given both her Mother's Wartime antics (heading an all female revue troupe), and the fact that her own name (Louise), according to some definitions, means "Famous Warrioress" that Louise should be so cast.
Theseus - Trevor Alexander
Homer - Kevin Walton
Hercules - Mark Fredrick
Herald - Neil Rose
Soldier - Jonathan Ewart Holmes
Buria - Danielle Carson
Sentary - Morag Brownlie
Heroica - Kate Dyson
Caustica - Josephine Baird
Pomposia - Ursula Smith
Hippolyta - Louise Gold
Sapiens - Jon Glover
Antiope - Briony Glassco
Penelope - Issy Van Randwyck
Music/Book - Richard Rogers
Lyrics/Book - Lorenz Hart
Based on Julian F Thompson's "The Warrior's Husband"
Original Production – 2 June 1942, Shubert Theatre, Broadway, with Benay Venuta as Hippolyta
Musical Director - Mark W Dorrell
Director - Ian Marshall-Fisher
Myra Sands is one of the regulars in The Lost Musicals, along with Louise Gold she went on to appear in: 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 | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes | One Touch of Venus (2000 Production) , Darling of The Day, and, Mexican Hayride. They had previously appeared in a concert of highlights from Ratepayers' Iolanthe & Metropolitan Mikado and have gone on to appear together on the commercial stage in Follies, and, Oliver!; and can be heard on the album Oliver! (Recording).
Danielle Carson is another regular, having also appeared with Louise Gold in Du Barry Was A Lady (1993 Production) and Red Hot & Blue. They also appeared together on the JAY/TER recording of Stop The World I Want To Get Off.
Danielle Carson, Louise Gold, and Ursula Smith had previously appeared together in Anything Goes
Louise Gold and Jon Glover went on to appear in The Lost Musicals production of Panama Hattie. They were both voice-artistes on Spitting Image and in that capacity feature on the album Spit In Your Ear, and in the documentary Best Ever Spitting Image.
It is perhaps
worth noting that at least two of the principal actors in this production, have
made somewhat noteworthy contributions to the world of pre-school-children’s
television. Jon Glover is a former presenter of BBC TV’s Play
School, and, Louise Gold has puppeteered on CTW’s
Mark Dorrell went on to appear in Side By Side By Sondheim 30th Anniversary Gala.
Danielle Carson’s recording credits include The Great Musicals – Dashing Heroes, Blushing Maidens, and, Magic Of The Musicals.
Myra Sands may have previously taken part in Thing A Thon.
Danielle Carson, and, Issy Van Randwyck’s recording credits include 100 Hits Musicals.
Louise Gold, and, Myra Sands went on to take part in Camberwell Pocket Opera’s First Fundraising Gala, for which Mark Dorrell also played the piano.
" - a country of Amazons attractively lead by Queen
Hippolyta and Princess Antiope, strong performances by Louise Gold and Briony
Glassco respectively, _ "