Opening of the Thistle Theatre at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Frances Parkes with Rona Laurie

Plenty of fun and a chance to see friends at the opening of this theatre just around the corner from Moorgate. It was great to see the inspirational teacher Rona Laurie. A great lady who proves that voice work is fantastic for your overall health and well-being. It was good to see Geoffrey Freshwater too, he’s currently playing Gloucester in King Lear with the RSC, to fantastic reviews. The much loved Lesley Nicol or “Pickle” was there. Great news about West is West and the new Downton Abbey series.

2 thoughts on “Opening of the Thistle Theatre at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama”

  1. I remember fondly the remarkable Rona Laurie from her weekly classes at Studio 68 in the Seventies. An inspiration indeed.

  2. I fondly remember Rona from 1963 at the Barry Summer school in South Wales and particularly having to learn something which began ‘This is the night train crossing the border….’She was very precise on diction and on reading her qualifications in this field I can understand why now.Best wishes from a very dear talented Lady.


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