Remember all the young performers?
How well I remember Peter Pan’s Playground and Uncle Jack. I had such fun playing the piano, cello and singing Old Tyme Music Hall songs on his stage every day in the summer holidays from 1968 to 1977. I remember Johnny who sung ‘Bachelor Boy’, Karis who did the Charleston, the talented sisters Jeanette and Jean, Michael who sang ‘Day by Day’, Louise who sung ‘All I want is a Room Somewhere’. Her sister Lorna, was the girl who sung ‘Paper Roses’ in 1977. I remember Adam, the little boy who did Batman, Grant who tap danced, and Andreas from Germany who played Beethoven on the piano, (and I had my first kiss with him).
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Very happy days
Then of course there was Rosie and her wonderful parents. Her father would regularly get up on the stage and sing ‘On Mother Kelly’s Doorstep’. I wonder who remembers Geoffrey, the wonderful Downs syndrome boy and Jamie the lovely adopted boy from Africa. And there was the very talented Mark Prade who was narrowly pipped for the main part in ‘Black Beauty’ by Mark Lester, and who sung ‘Puppet on a String’ in the late 60s. And finally, I would love to hear from my old friend Susie, who was so very kind to me. They were very happy days.