Lynette & Emily McMorrough
A glorious day in Whitstable to celebrate Lynette’s birthday with a distinct panto flavour, as you would imagine. Lynette the star of Crossroads (Glenda Brownlow of course!) and many a Ray Cooney Farce including “Run For Your Wife” and “Funny Money”, and recently “No Sex Please- We’re British!” in the Far East- Lynette and Husband Nick Wilton celebrated with some mates.
Nick was showing his Snug not his Bottom this week in an Open Air Shakespeare ,a far cry from his life trudging Walford Market in “Eastenders”, and returned from “No Sex Please” with Lynette to the news he will be appearing in panto as Dame this season at the beautiful Theatre Royal, Bath for UK Productions!
Even the venue “English’s Tapas” has a Panto flavour, as it belongs to the lovely Louise English star of West End and many a Panto Principal Girl and Boy!
You might spot the master of Farce Ray Cooney with his artist wife Linda!
What a glorious gathering! A lot of Lynette and Nick’s chums having a fun day celebrating a gorgeous lady’s Birthday.
a plethora of Sisters and Baddies and Dames! Well three out of four!
A packed house at the Service for Freddie Lees held at Mortlake Crematorium on June 9th. Around eight of Freddie’s Family and friends gathered to say goodbye, and to remember and swap stories of a wonderful life in theatre. The service was meticulously planned by Freddie. Every part of it was at his request, and put together, as you would expect like a theatrical production. There was a lot of laughter, some beautiful music and some tears. A fine and fitting send off for our friend, who will be greatly missed.
Here is a partial list of those who attended the service, and gathered afterwards in a pub in Kew Green, swapping Freddie stories until the evening. Some, like Bobby Crush and Barry Burnett were not able to be there as a major disruption to trains at Waterloo meant they got half way and ran out of time.
If you haven’t already taken a look at our “Spotlight On Freddie Lees” , it gives a glimpse into a career that spanned sixty years and many repertory seasons, television appearances, West End Musicals and Pantomimes along the way. An amazing talented friendly and lovely man.