And now for something completely different!
Our speaker for this month is Lucy Allen. Are you a person who stays after the end of a film in the cinema to look at the credits? After the key acting roles there is a section for the stunt actors. Well, our speaker is one of those. She has over 120 credits for her stunt performances. None of us would choose to fall down a set of steps, neither do most actors. So, a stunt double is employed to complete that dangerous action. Lucy has many credits to her name, both in film and television, as a stunt lady who has appeared in many films and TV programmes. (A Bond movie, two Harry Potter films, Eastenders and Holby City to name but a few!) Sounds like she has a few wonderful stories to tell – she also has a role in theatre as a stunt action co-ordinator. A speaker not to be missed! See you on the 26th April.
Last month I gave you details of speakers for the next four months. Sadly, Bernard Lockett has had to pull out of our May meeting (31st) where he was due to talk about Gilbert and Sullivan. Maureen, our speaker co-ordinator, has been able to get a replacement and the new speaker for May is now Major Paul Whittle who will be talking on “Toy train to the Clouds”. This is now a World Heritage site and is a mountain railway built by British engineers that climbs 7000 feet to the old hill station of Darjeeling. That is quite some climb!