I consider myself to be primarily a stage performer.
It is where I had my grounding, and where I have had
some of my most enjoyable and rewarding experiences.
LIke many other actors of my generation, I began in
Rep. as an ASM - did my Forty Weeks and got my full
Subsequently I appeared in many Reps as an actor, and
subsequently perfomed in the West End, on National Tours,
abroad, in Fringe, Music Hall and Cabaret. Quite a variety
of experience - and (for the most part!) always enjoyable
and rewarding. You can't beat a live audience!
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Hoadly's Theatre credits
TV and FILM
Spending so much time as a Theatre performer
has meant that my TV apperances have been less frequent.
Once again, I have very much enjoyed my
experiences - quite different from the Theatre, but
just as rewarding in a different way.
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Hoadly's TV credits
CABARET and MUSIC HALL
I have been performing in Music Hall and Variety for
almost as long as I have been acting.
I began, as did so many other actors, at Aline Waites'
celebrated Aba Daba Music Hall at The Pindar Of Wakefield
(now The Water Rat) in Grays Inn Road.
It is there I first performed a number with which I
have since become inextricably associated - The Galloping
Major! With the help of several sturdy riding crops,
I have been striking terror into audiences' hearts with
it ever since!
Aline Waites also gave me my first chance to perform
as Chairman. I was fortunate to have as role models
some great Chairmen of that time, among them Peter Spraggon,
Geoffrey Robinson and Robin Hunter.
Since those early days I have become an established
Chairman in my own right, performing at the Players
Theatre, and for such well-known companies as Ian Liston's
Hiss & Boo, Vincent Hayes' Brick Lane and Deirdre
Dee's Song and Supper Music Halls.
I have been in the Chair for such Variety stars as Roy Hudd, Ben Warriss, Danny La Rue, Russ Conway, Edmund Hockridge, and Barbara Windsor in major theatres all over the UK, as well as producing my own Music Halls in Britain and the USA.
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Hoadly's Cabaret and Music Hall credits