The Very Thought of You
In his heyday, Al Bowlly sold more records in the UK than Bing Crosby. When he sang with Lew Stone’s band in the Monseigneur Resturant in Piccadilly, shop-girls and debutantes mobbed the stage door. A lady from Dulwich sent him hand-made silk knickers through the post…
In this new musical play by West country author Tony Staveacre, Al’s second wife conjures up memories of the legendary crooner through the songs he made famous – songs which are still selling today on CD, although Al was killed in an air-raid in 1941. From the sweetshop in Bournemouth where she ended up after the war, Marji recalls a hectic musical journey that links Raffles Hotel, Berlin in the Depression, the Rainbow Room in New York, the Grand Canyon, the Kursaal at Scheveningen in Holland, the night-clubs of the West End and the variety theatres of the North.
‘ The Very Thought of You
This is a play about a singer, played
by a singer, Kate McNab.
‘ Roll Up the Carpet,
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