1978 THE CRUCIBLE
Ezekiel Cheever / also as DSM
Hornchurch Queen's Theatre: John Bleasdale
[ * denotes that Graham Hoadly both understudied and played this character]
MEET ME AT THE GATE
An Intimate Review
Devised by Diana Morgan
From an idea by Diana Martin and Graham Hoadly
Music by Geoffrey Wright; Additional material by Ronnie Hill, Charles Zwar, Gerard Bryant, Robert MacDermot and Nicholas Phipps
First Performance: Wednesday 28th December 1984
The Kings Head Theatre Club
Robert Glenister Graham Hoadly
Director - Neil Lawford (Dan Crawford)
Choreographer - Gillian Gregory
Production Musical Director - Courtney Kenny
Designer - Clive Lavagna
Lighting - Mark Henderson
Costumes designed by - Peter Rice
" ... Neil Lawford's zippy production has in Graham Hoadly a revue artist to covet - convincing as male dancer and senile cricket follower … "
Nicholas de Jongh: The Guardian
" … Neil Lawford's snappy production has Graham Hoadly equally resplendent in dancer's tunic and cricketing blazer …"
Ann McFerren: Time Out
" … The biggest laughs are won by … Graham Hoadly's skit on a languid ballet-dancer: 'I do a dance with a bubbil / Which is really a big balloon' … "
John Barber: The Daily Telegraph
" … 'Meet Me At The Gate' is a King's Head success up to the standard of 'Mr Cinders' from whose cast indeed come two of the surest and brightest members in this company of six: the genially waspish Graham Hoadly and the sharp and pretty Diana Martin who can also sing … "
Michael Ratcliffe: The Observer
" … Neil Lawford directs a stylish comic Graham Hoadly (excellent at prim distress) … "
Martin Hoyle: Financial Times
" … some of the targets are as relevant as they were half a century ago … camp dress designers determined to make women look ugly … a few black comedy skits written by Nicholas Phipps about a maiden aunt planning to throw a hand grenade during the Coronation of George VI have still retained their quirky humour and were well performed by Graham Hoadly … "
Milton Shulman: The Standard
" … the cast is composed of six energetic performers. Graham Hoadly primly recalls a naughty aunt … They are seen in quite a few combinations as they appear in a fast flow of sketches and songs, some of the best being 'Close of Play' with two ancient cricket fans lamenting the lapse of the game … the camp dress designers and the effete ballet dancer draped in pink with grapes. Mr Hoadly does make his dance 'with a bubbil' very comical … "