A Message, An Interview and A Request by
"Taken during a performance/paper I give on the work of the
first one-woman show (a follow up to my latest book
Performing Herself: autobiography and Fanny Kelly's Dramatic
Recollections, Manchester University Press, 2011) in which I
use Kelly's own memories of her child-acting days and
interweave them with my own - including showing clips (and
even dancing alongside my 15 year old self with Robbie the
This has turned out to be a really interesting turn in my
work with a surprising response from academic colleagues
both here and in Vancouver (where i performed in august)
some of whom delightedly, thank goodness, loved the show but
even those who don't know it - enjoy the performance."
Gillian's 2011 BBC Interview
Gillian provided me with this amazing interview she did on BBC radio last year.
BBC Radio Interview with Gillian Bush-Bailey - Part 1
BBC Radio Interview with Gillian Bush-Bailey - Part 2
BBC Radio Interview with Gillian Bush-Bailey - Part 3
Help Gillian by sharing memories of the show with her on our Facebook page:
I heard from Billie (Gilli Bush-Bailey) this week. She is wanting to hear from you about your memories of watching the show as a kid. Here is what she is requesting:
"I am especially interested in my 'unseen' fellow children - the audience from whom I know hear on a monthly basis - an email will come in asking if I was Bille and saying how much they loved the show. I would like to hear from people about how they saw the show, on their own, with friends, family - if they reenacted parts of the show in their own games? that sort of thing. Might we try to get some feedback on this...?"
Here is your opportunity to send your messages to Billie :)
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