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Lousie Gold And Gilbert and Sullivan

Discussion in 'Henson People' started by The Flying Sheep, May 9, 2003.

  1. The Flying Sheep

    The Flying Sheep New Member

    Just thought It would intrest you all, that as a die-hard muppet Fan AND a die hard Gilbert and SUllivan (the 19th century opera compoosers of HMS Pinafore, THE MIKADO, and PIRATES OF PENZANCE, for you total uncouths out there), Lousie has quite a GS track record. She starred in a london production of Pirates with Tim Curry in 1982, Appeared in the 1982 Film Verson with Kevin Kline, playing the lead daughter Edith, who she had understudied on stage. (Because the minor parts mimed to the origonal broadway cast recording, Lousie's amazing singing voice is dubbed.) She Appeared as the spinster Katisha in a moder verson of the MIKADO in 1985. 14 years later, she played the actress who origonated Katisha, Rosina Brandram in Mike Leigh's film TOPSY TURVEY, about the Making of the MIkado. Lousie is heavly Covered in stagepaint for most of her appearence, and her part is breif, but her stage presence is amazing, and her singing voice is more powerful than I've ever heard it.

    Now, Lousie is playing anothr Brandram-origonated role, Haughty and Imposing Duchess of Plaza-Toro, in THE GONDOLIRES, another G and S opera, at the Chichester festival, through May 26th. Just thought you'd like to know.
  2. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    I'm also a big fan of Louise and on a Louise Gold-related subject, has anyone seen 'Louise Gold ...by Appointment'? It's her one woman show and she does various bits from productions she's been in including numbers from G&S, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, The Muppets and Spitting Image. Her website features a picture of her and a Queen Elizabeth puppet from 'Louise Gold ...by Appointment' and apparently she does some puppetry work in the show.

    Does anyone have any more information about this show of hers?
  3. BlueFrackle

    BlueFrackle Active Member

    guys,

    You all need to talk to Emma, I think her name is Skekayuk on here.

    She can tell you EVERYTHING about Louise Gold, Everything!

    :D
  4. Skekayuk

    Skekayuk Member

    Louise Gold and Gilber & Sullivan

    For anyone interested in knowing about Louise Gold's career, especially about her stage work. You may like to know there is also a Fan Site about her, the URl is http://www.qsulis.demon.co.uk/Website_Louise_Gold/Start.htm

    It's just a fan site, but it does have quite a few in depth reviews of her stage appearances, including a very through review of her cabaret act Louise Gold By Appointment. - so if you want so idea of what that's like to watch go and check out the site.

    Unfortunately the site doesn't yet have a review for Gondoliers, but it will do soon.

    Best Wishes
    Emma aka Skekayuk

    "That's so like a band"
  5. Buck-Beaver

    Buck-Beaver Active Member

    Thanks for the info!
  6. Skekayuk

    Skekayuk Member

    >She starred in a london production of Pirates with Tim Curry in >1982, Appeared in the 1982 Film Verson with Kevin Kline, >playing the lead daughter Edith, who she had understudied on >stage.

    Actually the film was BEFORE the stage show.


    >origonated Katisha, Rosina Brandram in Mike Leigh's film TOPSY >TURVEY, about the Making of the MIkado. Lousie is heavly >Covered in stagepaint for most of her appearence

    That is in keeping with the original production of The Mikado, apparently, see http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~ajcrowth/mikado.htm

    Best Wishes
    Emma


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