|Ann Perrin (nee Field) B.A M.Sc.
London - UK
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Joan an I had our own sets of puppets and very different acts, however occasionally we all appeared together, particularly in cabaret.
The world of variety had a tradition of its own. Band calls were on Mondays and in the late 50s there would be at least a dozen band parts which Ron had arranged. I remember there were three trumpets and alto-saxes and violins in the midsixties. Later on you would be lucky if there were three or four musicians in the orchestra pit.
We travelled on Sundays, usually by way of Crewe, and swapped the names of reliable theatrical digs. There was always a particular camaraderie between variety artistes.