Letter: Duncan Weldon obituary

Michael Meadowcroft writes: Duncan Weldon asked me if I would direct a series of performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance

Duncan Weldon was indeed “star-struck from the outset”. He seemed to be larger than life even when a mere year ahead of me at the local grammar school in Southport: shortly after we had left, he asked if I would direct a series of performances of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance.

My total experience of G&S as a second bass in the chorus for amateur performances at a local church hardly equipped me for the role and I declined it. Instead I got involved in Liberal politics. How different life might have been!


Michael Meadowcroft

The GuardianTramp

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