This charming film clip from 1953 is of an audition for a black cat to perform on the West End stage. The role isn’t very demanding and there are no lines to learn. The pay is £3 per week plus food and milk. The turnout of hopefuls would match any human casting! https://youtu.be/VhLtCS_jb_w Thanks for…… Continue reading Black Cats audition for acting role
Dame Alice Ellen Terry, known professionally as Ellen Terry, was an English actress who became the leading Shakespearean actress in Britain. She was born on 27th February 1847. From Wikipedia: Born into a family of actors, Terry began performing as a child, acting in Shakespeare plays in London, and toured throughout the British provinces in…… Continue reading Beautiful portraits of actress Ellen Terry born On This Day in 1847.
On January 16th 1964, the musical “Hello, Dolly!” opened on Broadway beginning a run of 2,844 performances. The show has become one of the most enduring musical theatre hits, with four Broadway revivals and international success. It was also made into the 1969 film Hello Dolly! that was nominated for seven Academy Awards, and won…… Continue reading Long running musical opened on Broadway #OnThisDay in 1964
The Mousetrap is a murder mystery play by Agatha Christie. The Mousetrap opened in London’s West End on 25th November 1952 and has been running continuously since then. It’s the longest running West End show with over 26,000 performances. Agatha Christie herself did not expect The Mousetrap to run for such a long time. In…… Continue reading The longest running British stage play opened in London #OnThisDay in 1952.