Merely Melville

Photo:Alan Melville

Alan Melville

Photo:John Gould

John Gould

Photo:Samantha Hughes

Samantha Hughes

Friday 9th July 7pm £10 (£8) SN

Merely Melville – a celebration of the centenary of Alan Melville’s birth with a programme of Melville songs and sketches devised and presented by writer-musician John Gould and West End actress Samantha Hughes . An acclaimed revue author, playwright and lyricist at his most successful during the 1940s and 50s, who then became a television personality and writer during the 60s, Alan Melville wrote several long running West End plays, but his particular forte was West End revue, where his (often topical) sketches and brilliant lyrics achieved legendary status. The Sweet and Low revues, starring Hermione Gingold, ran to nearly 2000 performances. He subsequently conquered the (at the time) new medium of television, as the author of The Very Merry Widow and Misleading Cases among others. From 1951 until his death in 1983 he lived first in Clifton Terrace and then in Victoria Street, Brighton.

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