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Joined12 Mar 11
LocationLondon
Twitter@pyekan
AboutAline Waites
Before attending the wonderful Webber Douglas Academy to be a serious grown up actress, I was already trained in dancing, singing and catwalk modelling and had written a prize winning comedy.
On graduation I won the silver medal and a BBC contract and was lucky to work with all the most famous actors of the day - including the great John Gielgud. Was Gwen, daughter of Mrs Dale twice daily on radio for longer than I dare to remember.
Theatre includes Jane in Jane Eyre, Mary in Mary Mary, Beth in Beth, Patty in The Moon is Blue and Marilyn Monroe in "The White Whore and the Bit Player"
On TV Joan Edwards in Emergency ward 10, and Life of Bliss as well as various and long forgotten drama productions.
Started aba daba the first fully professional pub theatre company - at the Mother Redcap Camden Town and from 1970 at the Pindar of Wakefield Theatre (purpose built for us) in the Grays Inn Road.,(Now the Water Rats)
Other venues from the Canal Cafe to the Old Vic. and from The Seatac McMicken self improvement Centre in Seattle to the New Varsity Theater in San Francisco via the Strand Hotel, Gilleleje (Danmark)
At these and other venues throughout Europe and North America I was responsible for thousands of productions.
Also co wrote with Robin Hunter and musical director David Wykes "The Illustrated Victorian Songbook, Michael Joseph 1985 - the third edition was drowned in a flooded cellar but copies are now offered on Amazon
Wrote or co-wrote at least 25 musical plays and revues. One of these plays "Flower in the Hand" has had a reading, but never been produced. Copies available from me!
Wrote reviews, interviews and articles for Plays and Players and other journals. Also comedy sketches for the younger generation including the Brighton Revue Company. Took a BA hons lit in 2005
Still reviewing for the Ham and High
With an Act like mine you gotta keep movin'
Reviews by Aline Waites
Hamlet, it had me in tears
Ricky Riddlegang and the Ri..., rip-roaring and extra jolly evening
Amour, delight from start to finish
The Milkman's on His Way, It's a masterpiece of organisation
Miss Julie, stunning settings for the play
Club Tropicana, It's an undoubted crowd pleaser
Tumulus, without a single wasted second
HMS Pinafore, a truly fabulous Easter treat
The Marvelous Wonderettes, satisfying production and well directed
Othello, production full of uninhibited drama
Carl's Story, there's nothing dramatic or entertaining
Strike Up The Band, Good singing and Terrific Band
The Crown Dual, A rip roaring silly comedy
Six, They are a theatrical phenomenon
My brother's keeper, A powerful and compelling drama
Circa, they more or less succeed
The Project, performed with skill and honesty
A Lesson from Aloes, a stunning and evocative set
The Pirates of Penzance, witty joyous tunes delightful performances
Carmen, is enjoyably poignant and funny