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Friday, 9 March 2012
Dorothy Paul on Retiring from Retirement
I foolishly said I was retiring, but a few of my showbiz pals said, "Have you forgotten the unwritten rule? We don't retire.”
Then I thought about actors, older than me, who are still working, still receiving awards. No matter what you do, while you are alive there are endless possibilities. It's not that I am expecting another award. I am delighted with A BAFTA, A GREAT SCOT AWARD FROM THE SUNDAY MAIL and a LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP of the TUFTY CLUB. What more could you ask for?
I thought of my hobbies, like painting, hill walking, Pilates, swimming, travelling round the globe. Have you noticed it's getting smaller all the time? Hobbies are all very nice but every time I go to the Theatre to see a play I can't help saying to myself, "I want to be up there strutting my stuff, hoping I make people laugh and doing what I was trained for."
Mind you I never attended the RSAMD, I learned my trade on the hoof starting by studying singing then into the Variety Theatre, comedy, a job as a chat show hostess.
The clubs, when, after a not too successful performance, a drunken man said "listen hen...you should've quit when you were ahead". A time when work was so short, I even wrote to the producer of Doctor Who. I got a kindly reply in which he more or less said that he had no roles for a Scottish alien at that time. Then I started to get roles in the straight theatre. Eventually I got the part of Magrit in the Steamie. That was a godsend.
Not long after that I decided I would specialise in comedy, many one woman shows later, retiring for a year, but now back where I think I belong.
PERFORMER: Dorothy Paul
SHOW TITLE: Dorothy Paul: Retiring From Retirement
VENUE: Kings Theatre
DATE: Saturday 18th March, 3pm & 7.30pm, Monday 26th March, 7.30pm
BOOKING LINK: Buy from TicketSOUP HERE.
BOX OFFICE: 0844 871 7627
Posted by GlasgowComedy at 14:43