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Wednesday 21st: Visitors

February 21, 2018


Shelby & Lucy- Princess So-Shy & Aladdin meet

A six show week this week, as we’ll be doing two shows on Saturday! Lots of visitors from The Brick Lane Family through the doors over the past couple of days. From Phantom Of The Opera, Hetty Hobbs- a BLMH veteran, joined by BLMH’s Charlotte Farge and Robert Oliver. Robert was recently in “Rapunzel” at The Hertford Pantomime.


Hetty & Charlotte with Robert and the BLMH photo opportunity! 

In on Tuesday was Annie Galbraith. Annie has been visiting Brick Lane Music Hall both here and in Curtain Row over the years costuming and looking after the legendary Danny La Rue on his appearances here. Annie and I were able to have a quick chat about the current Victoria & Albert Museum display- Dan’s gorgeous Pink Aladdin Costume is displayed next to the ballgowns donated by me to the Theatre & Performance department.

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It was during “Aladdin” at Brick Lane Music Hall five years ago that Vincent Hayes was made MBE for services to Music Hall and the community. Here’s a reminder- The picture on the right is the award he received upon returning from the Palace and going straight onstage in the pantomime!


Our other performer visitors this week so far have included Catherine Hamilton Hall (I saw Catherine in “Me & My Girl” in The West End alongside Les Dennis) and Singer Performer Chris Till.  Sam Sadler had his family in to watch the show, including his Mum Marion and Grandad and Aunt- and at the same time Ben’s magic lamp conjoured up the cast of his recent Cheltenham Panto, in to see the show!

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Ben’s “Dick Whittington” Shipmates- Ruth Betteridge, Molly Maguire, Andy Westfield and Grant Koper.


Andrew, Nigel & Sam in Dressing Room Two.

The shows have gone extremely well, and are completely sold out- they have been since we opened. I spent my day off (Monday) in a photography studio in London helping to create a brand new celebrity Dame- that first make-up applied, a magical moment in Panto photo shoots! Sorry I can’t say who or where, but when we get the green light we will publish the Qdos List of Who Is Where as soon as the details are released!. It was a lot of fun, I can say that!

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Shelby’s FIRST Wagamamas! 

Our Theatrical visitors today (Wednesday) were Brian and Audrey Miller. Regulars to Brick Lane and formerly neighbours of mine, they presented a mystifying and colourful magic act for many years both here and abroad, with doves appearing from thin air!. No doves today I think- not that I noticed. A delight to catch up as always!


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