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Full transcript of the interview - British Library - Sounds

Full transcript of the interview - British Library - Sounds

Full transcript of the interview - British Library -

THEATRE ARCHIVE PROJECT http://sounds.bl.uk Gillian Lynne – interview transcript Interviewer: Sue Barbour 22 March 2010 Dancer and Choreographer. Acting; David Albery; A Midsummer Night's Dream; BBC; Broadway; Rudolph Cartier; Cats; choreography; Cone Ripman School; Bernard Delfont; digs; Five Past Eight; Errol Flynne; Margot Fonteyn; John Gilpin; Pauline Grant; Robert Helpmann; jazz ballet; Molly Lake; Jacques Lecoq; Andrew Lloyd Webber; London Palladium; Leonide Massine; David Merrick; modern dance; Dudley Moore; musicals; opera; Peter and the Wolf; repertory; revue; Sadler's Wells Ballet; Symphonic Variations; The Three-cornered Hat; Dame Ninette de Valois; variety. SB: This is Sue Barbour with the University of Sheffield. I’m interviewing Gillian Lynne, and first of all Gillian I’d like to ask you if you are in agreement with this interview being used for the British Library Theatre Project and for future generations to learn about Variety Theatre? GL: Yes, I’m very, very proud. Very proud. SB: First of all I’d like to ask you where you were born and brought up? GL: I was born in Bromley, Kent and my ancestors had all been living in Kent and I was brought up all over the place because when we got to 1939, when I was, I think, twelve, and my mother was killed in a terrible car crash, so that I had… Very quickly the war came and my Dad – I was an only child – and suddenly I had nothing because my Dad, like everybody who had been in the First World War, was immediately sucked up into the army and he had been a Captain in the First World War, caught, kept prisoner and all that sort of thing. SB: Oh gosh! GL: Yes, he had a fantastic time, my Dad, and Mummy had gone, so… and then, like half of England’s school kids, I was packed off to the country, where there was no dancing… SB: Oh, were you? Where were you? http://sounds.bl.uk Page 1 of 46

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Full transcript of the interview - British Library - Sounds
Full transcript of the interview - British Library - Sounds