Saturday, 8 July 2000

Eric To Star In West End?

News reaches our celebrity desk of the likelihood that local thespian Eric Carte is to be offered the part of Willy Banbury in the classic Noël Coward play, Fallen Angels. Co-stars of the revival include Frances de la Tour and Felicity Kendall who are reported as being 'absolutely delighted' at the possibility of treading the boards with the MC of our recent Chearsley Carnival. Eric is no stranger to appearances alongside such glamorous actresses. In 1976 he starred alongside non other that Joanna Lumley in an episode of The New Avengers. Our research also reveals filmed appearances in a variety of roles in productions ranging from 'Poirot' and The Woman In White' to 'Space 1999' and 'The Beast Must Die'.

Fallen Angels was first performed in 1925 and the comedy tells of two married girlfriends awaiting the arrival of the man with whom they are both having an affair. Fans of Eric should be able to catch him at the Theatre Royal, Windsor, between September 4th to 23rd, after which the production goes on a three week UK tour. From October 16th, performances will be in London's West End - the exact venue as yet to be announced.
Interviewed on Friday night, Eric intoned "The part is mine, dear boy!"