Lisa Gee's six year old daughter, Dora, has been playing one of the Gretls in the Connie Fisher production of "The Sound of Music in the West End". She had a fantastic time and, Lisa writes, is coming out the other side of this experience much the same girl, though Lisa hints there was the possibility that this might have gone otherwise. Dora didn't attend stage school, and they went to the first set of auditions as a lark, so there is a compelling narrative of the open audition process, from not taking it seriously at the beginning to gradually realising that Dora has won the part.The book is organised by the successive stages of Lisa's own and her daughter's initiation into the trade, to delve into the experiences of other parents and children, not only in her child's cast but in the entertainment industry generally. The thrills were all there, but there were some alarming moments as well. Lisa Gee writes in the first person, in an extremely lively, approachable voice, as far removed from that of the traditional pushy stage mother as you can imagine.
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"a balanced and amiable guide ... contains a great deal of information you couldn't know unless you had lived this life yourself" -- Sunday Tribune (July 13, 2008)
"a thorough and engaging account of what it is like to have your daughter play Gretl in the West End Sound of Music" -- Susie Boyt, Independent (July 4, 2008)
"an honest, well-observed and very funny account of Gee's adventures in theatreland" -- Time Out (July 3, 2008)
"an interesting view of the theatre from the perspective of domestic practicalities and parental fears" -- Glasgow Herald (June 28, 2008)
'Gee's in-depth account of life as the parent of a budding starlet makes for an enlightening read. Reveals the hard graft behind the lights'
-- Image Magazine
Published in time for Mother's Day, a book for every parent who has ever wondered whether to put, encourage or push their children onto stage, television or celluloid
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Book Description Hutchinson 03/07/2008, 2008. Book Condition: NEW. - Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Bookseller Inventory # 1111-9780091921392
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