Marvellous to see ANGELA LANSBURY winning the Best Supporting Actress award for her role as Madame Arcati in Noel Coward’s BLYTHE SPIRIT at the OLIVIER AWARDS last night in London.
She had played the part of Madame Arcati on Broadway in 2009 and reprised the role last year in London.
In her acceptance speech, she said:
” Here I am,creeping up to 90, feeling like a million dollars!”
The media pointed out that this was Angela’s return to the London stage for the first time in forty years.
Well it was more than forty years ago that I saw Angela give an unforgettable performance in the musical GYPSY – in 1973. Back then the Olivier Awards were known as the SWETS ( glad they changed it to honour Laurence Olivier.) SWETS stands for Society of West End Theatres.