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Joined: February 24th, 2018, 11:05 am

September 12th, 2018, 9:26 am #1

Found this old Guardian article online https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/ ... -his-death
I knew Bowie had some Edinburgh connections but didn't know this little snippet from Lindsay Kemp about Puss in Boots. He must be refering to the Brunton Theatre in Musselburgh which opened in 1971. Can you imagine if he had taken that role . . .

The diagnosis gave him a sense of urgency about his work

While Bowie was working on Blackstar, he was also realising a lifelong dream to produce his own musical. Mime artist and early collaborator Lindsay Kemp revealed that, around the turn of the 70s, he had mooted the idea of bringing Charles Kingsley’s The Water Babies to the stage. (Kemp also revealed that Bowie had refused to play Puss in Boots in the Musselburgh Christmas panto.)
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Joined: October 31st, 2017, 11:06 am

September 12th, 2018, 10:20 am #2

Nic Roeg said he cast Bowie after seeing him in Cracked Actor, obviously, the director of Puss in Boots, saw him with the King Bees.
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Joined: February 24th, 2018, 11:05 am

September 12th, 2018, 11:07 am #3

thank you for making me laugh on this fine autumnal morning!
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