We caught up with Fred & Mr Partridge ( known to the kids as Uncle Willie) and discovered that respectively Richard Pink isn’t as short as he should be and Les Sullivan isn’t anywhere near as miserable !
They told is why they are looking forward to Water Lane’s production of Hi de Hi
Les ( Uncle Willie) – ‘The role attracted me because it is a tricky one to pull off convincingly. Being on stage with few lines to say is never easy as you have to keep in character all the time. Keeping a straight face whilst being totally unaware of a very funny scene taking place in the next room will be a challenge. I then have to convince the audience that I am being sacked and bring the whole mood down whilst having funny lines to say at the same time. It will be a real test for me.’
We know he’s going to be hilarious !
Richard ( Fred) – ‘I never ridden a horse in my life, well maybe a donkey by the seaside occasionally. I have lost a few quid backing some very dodgy nags however. However, despite being about a foot too tall to have ever been a jockey I do like the outfit, and I’ve become very attached to my imaginary horses who don’t get much out of life but are always happy when they get their oats – well aren’t we all….’
Errrr thanks Richard
You can come and see these two likely lads and everyone else in Hi De Hi at the Rhodes Arts Complex 19-21 April