On Friday 30th June 2006, a performance was held to celebrate the joys of George Speaight.
This was held at “The Theatre Museum” in Covent Garden.
“THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO BRIDGE”
First up was Mr Peter Charlton as Robert Lloyd and Mr David Drummond reprising his characterisation of William West.
Mr David Drummond as William West
This was followed by a performance of “The Miller & His Men”, introduced by Mr Peter Baldwin.
Mr Peter Baldwin
Grindoff, the Miller - Mr Peter Baldwin
Count Frederick Friberg - Mr Joe Gladwin
Karl, his Servant - Mr David Powell
Lemar, an Old Cottager - Mr David Robinson
Claudine, his Daughter – Mrs Gabrielle Speaight
Lothair, a Young Peasant – Mr Anthony Speaight
Ravina - Miss Catherine Haill
Riber, a Robber - Mr Robert Poulter
Golotz, a Second Robber - Mr Laurie Webb
Zingra, a Third Robber – Mr Barry Pointon
Messrs Andrew Dickinson, Michael Leffiter, David del Strother & Nathan Swift
Peter Baldwin (right) in rehearsal with Mr Barry Clarke (left) and Mr Horatio Blood (middle)
operating the scene changes on a new West Theatre, beautifully built by Mr Horatio Blood.
The famous explosion scene.
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Mr Horatio Blood
“SONGS OF THE CIDER CELLARS”
After the “The Miller & His Men”, Mr Peter Charlton gave a superb performance of Bawdy Songs.
In Memory of Mr George Speaight (1914-2005)
George Speaight – Stage Left.