YVONNE MARSH

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Sad news today that Yvonne Marsh, Principal Boy has passed away aged Eighty-Five.

Yvonne was among the last Principal Boys before the tide turned once again, and the roles of Prince Charming and Jack became associated with men playing the parts.

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Throughout the 1960’s and into the 1980’s Principal Boys had a resurgence, and Yvonne was among the most popular. Here she is with fellow Boys” from a London season. She not only played “Boy”, but from the mid ’70’s through the 1980’s she directed pantomimes expertly, particularly at the Theatre Royal Norwich. Here are a few links to articles published today. One from the Theatre Royal.

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/tributes_to_a_well_known_norwich_pantomime_star_in_the_1970s_and_1980s_1_4880436

http://news.theatreroyalnorwich.co.uk/rip-yvonne-marsh/

She also appeared on television screens in BBC’s comedy series “You Rang M’Lord” from 1988 to 1993. She played Madge Cartwright in the popular series.

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Before playing Principal Boy roles she appeared for Emile Littler in pantomimes as Principal Girl parts. Here in “Little Miss Muffet” as Goody.

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Yvonne Marsh far right.

Yvonne was the sister of Actress Jean Marsh, who came to fame through “Upstairs Downstairs” which she co-created, and its return to the screens in 2010.

Her contribution to the theatre at Norwich was enormous, and her years as performer and director will be long remembered.yvonnemarsh1

 

 

 

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