This week at the Royal Exchange, we remember two incredible women who have worked with us.
On Friday 15 April Morag Siller passed away. A fantastic, warm hearted actress, in 2012 she organised a Cabaret for Cancer at the Royal Exchange Theatre in aid of both Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention Appeal and the Beechwood Cancer Care Centre - 2 organisations she was a patron of. We were delighted to welcome her back in 2012 when she appeared in Sarah Frankcom’s production of ORPHEUS DESCENDING , and also in AFTER BLACK ROSES in The Studio. Always optimistic, kind and hugely talented, we will miss her.
Along with the rest of the country, we were to shocked and saddened to hear of the death of Victoria Wood, a brilliant and unique artist who worked with us on THAT DAY WE SANG. On the first day of rehearsals she sat at the piano and gave a hilarious breakneck one-woman rendition of the score. It was an incredible afternoon that no one there will ever forget, with huge amounts of laughter. The show warmed the hearts of our Manchester audiences that Christmas and encapsulated her uniqueness for showing us the extraordinary that lies within the ordinary.