Troubador The Stage Struck Me

Released: 28/11/2008

ISBN: 9781906510435

Format: Paperback

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The Stage Struck Me


The Stage Struck Me is a funny, informative and sometimes sad account of the life of a jobbing actor and writer in the 1940s and 1950s, full of anecdotes about the famous, the infamous, the charming and the downright loopy people he met along the way. After joining the South African Army and serving as a gunner in the coastal artillery, Neville Phillips was transferred to the entertainment unit where he spent four years doing shows for the Allied troops in North Africa and Italy. In 1946 he was demobbed to London and it was here that Neville Phillips met and got to know some truly remarkable people, as well as writing West End revues, pantomime, cabaret, and a musical starring Pat Kirkwood. Now aged 83 and still waiting for the telephone to ring, Neville Phillips has written this fascinating and sometimes poignant account of the times, places and people that played such an important part in his life

Very enjoyable and well-written story of this 'not very well known' actor who knew so many British actors during his career. Bought the book as he knew Moura Budberg of whom I am writing a biography and had no preconceptions of what to expect. Was very pleasantly surprised.

by Deborah McDonald

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