HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES
British Theatre Playhouse, Singapore; 27-30 April
Louise was invited to Singapore as a guest of the British High Commissioner H.E. Mr.
Alan Collins CMG, to star as
Teresa (Terry) Phillips in the Alan Ayckbourn farce, How The Other Half Loves.
descendant of the drawing room farces written by Noel Coward and Oscar Wilde,
this insightful and witty comedy explores the relationship of three suburban couples after two of the
spouses attempt to cover up their short-lived affair by telling their respective
spouses the third couple are the ones having marital difficulties. The play
includes an ingenious set; two houses share one space, letting characters
simultaneously take part in two scenes on two different nights! Written with
nuance and intelligence, Ayckbourn once again shows why he is one of the
most brilliant playwrights of recent times.
co-stars included Louise Jameson from the hit television show EastEnders; Royal Shakespeare Company veterans John McAndrew and Nigel Anthony;
Richard Denning and Charlotte Chiew.
Other Half Loves was produced by John Faulkner and Cecilia Leong-Faulkner
for the British
Theatre Playhouse. David Warwick directed and Katy Tuxford was the
ANNIE THE MUSICAL
English as Grace Farrell
28 May to
17 June 2004 in Genting,
2004 to 8 January 2005 — UK Tour
"Louise English is a
dynamo of energy." — The Sun - Malaysia
Louise English plays
Grace Farrell "...with both charm and sophistication." — BBC Birmingham
English...sparkles as Grace Farrell." — Teesside Evening Gazette
English...plays Grace Farrell to perfection." — Grimsby Telegraph
was grace itself." — The Scotsman
Annie The Musical is a heartwarming and entertaining
musical to be enjoyed by the whole family.
The story of Annie The Musical revolves around 11 year-old Annie, who as an infant, was left on
the steps of a New York orphanage, with a note and half a locket. Annie runs
away from the orphanage, and the mean-tempered matron Miss Hannigan, in search
of her parents.
Annie arrives at the
mansion to be greeted by Oliver Warbucks, a powerful businessman. He had
expected the orphan to be a boy, and is puzzled by the prospect of dealing with
a little girl, yet he immediately feels a connection with Annie. A week later,
Warbucks decides to adopt Annie, but promises her that he will first make every
effort to find her real parents.
Annie and Warbucks
appear on a radio show on which Warbucks offers $50,000 to anyone who can prove
they are Annie's parents. With Miss Hannigan's help, her brother Rooster, an ex-con, and his floozy girlfriend Lily, they scheme to claim the reward.
Warbucks along with
Annie, visits the White House where President Roosevelt and Warbucks discuss the
depressing economic situation. Annie's enthusiasm inspires the President.
Meanwhile, hundreds of people claim to be Annie's parents but none of them can
provide proof of Annie's beloved locket.
Warbucks moves to
adopt Annie but before it is finalised, Rooster and Lily appear in disguise
with the other half of Annie's locket. Warbucks calls on Roosevelt to check the
claim. Investigation reveals them to be imposters and they, along with Miss
Hannigan, are hauled off to jail.
Happiness reigns as Sandy is returned,
Warbucks proposes to Grace, and they all look forward to a brighter tomorrow.
This wonderful musical
features such classic songs as: "Tomorrow", "You're Never Fully Dressed Without A Smile", "It's A Hard
Knock Life", "I Think I'm Gonna Like It Here", "NYC", "You Won't Be An
Orphan For Long", and many more favourites.
Genting International Showroom included Faye Spittlehouse as Annie, Simon Masterton-Smith as Oliver Warbucks,
Christina Thornton as Miss Hannigan, Matthew Hewitt as Rooster,
Amanda Sim as Lily St. Regis, and Christopher Marlowe as President Roosevelt.
The show was produced by SW Show Productions of Kuala Lumpur.
again teamed with the delightful Su Pollard in the four-month 2004 UK tour.
James Smillie co-starred as Daddy Warbucks, Matthew Hewitt as
Rooster, Melody Jones as Lily St. Regis, and Christopher Marlowe as FDR. Stacey
Hunt and Emma Hopkins shared the role of Orphan Annie. Annie The
Musical was produced by Chris Moreno, directed by Chris Colby, and
choreographed by David Kort.
ANNIE - 2004 Tour
Schedule: (The Week Of: Venue)
25 August: Kings Theatre, Glasgow
31 August: Milton Keynes Theatre
7 September: Theatre Royal Norwich
13 September: Theatre Royal Nottingham
21 September: Hull New Theatre
27 September: Devonshire Park Theatre,
4 October: Princess Theatre, Torquay
11 October: New Wimbledon Theatre
18 October: Buxton Opera House
25 October: Billingham Forum
22 November: Grand Opera House, York
30 November: Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham
7 December: Empire Theatre, Liverpool
13 December-8 January: Tameside Hippodrome
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