Posters Of The Moulin Rouge

Four plays about characters from Toulouse-Lautrec's posters.

Episodes

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01Yvette Guilbert

01Yvette Guilbert

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The story of a singer's career at a new venue in Paris.

Starring Julie Covington.

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

A series of plays about characters from Toulouse-Lautrec's posters.

Today, Moulin Rouge singer Yvette Guilbert.

Episode 1 of 4.

This week features Moulin Rouge singer Yvette Guilbert.

02The Boneless Wonder
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Only a shadow on a poster, what is Valentin in real life? Stars Stephen Thorne.

Only a shadow on a poster, what is Valentin in real life?

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Stars Stephen Thorne.

From December 1989.

Valentin Renaudin - Stephen Thorne

Celine Renaudin - Margaretta Scott

Louise Weber - Frances Barber

Alice Goujon - Anna Cropper

Zidler - Norman Jones

Joseph Oller - Carlos Douglas

Nini/Marie/Singer - Alice Arnold

Adele - Sue Broomfield

Monsieur Goujon - Michael Graham Cox

Gerard/Waiter - John Bull

Theo Renaudin - Geoffrey Whitehead

Georges Tabards - David Goudge

Michel Renaudin - Brian Miller

La Mome Fromage - Sylvestra Le Touzel

Annie - Jo Kendall

Shop Assistant/May Belfort/Marcelle - Marcia King

Written by John Peacock.

Only a shadow on a poster, what is Valentin in real life? Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Valentin loves to dance with the women of the Moulin and earns himself the name the Boneless Wonder.

Unhappy with his life, Valentin looks to the nightlife at the Moulin Rouge for inspiration and finds it.

03La Goulue

03La Goulue

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How much longer can a greedy dancer stay on the stage? Stars Frances Barber.

How much longer can a greedy dancer stay on the stage?

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Stars Frances Barber.

From December 1989.

Louise Weber - Frances Barber

La Mome Fromage - Sylvestra Le Touzel

Oller - Carlos Douglas

Annie - Jo Kendall

Henri Lassin - Michael Graham Cox

Nini - Alice Arnold

Gerard - John Bull

Mme Grille - Marcia King

Zidler - Norman Jones

Tremolada/Male Voice - Donald Gee

Mme Gillottes - Margaret Courtenay

Jeanne Faes - Maria Miles

Jacques/Garbin - Joe Dunlop

Guy Benoits - Michael Kilgarriff

Written by John Peacock.

How much longer can a greedy dancer stay on the stage? Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

She is synonymous with the Moulin Rouge - but can she go on forever? Frances Barber stars.

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The crazy dancer uses people, but reaps the consequences.

Toulouse Lautrec's characters come to life.

Stars Angela Pleasance.

From December 1989.

Jane Avril - Angela Pleasance

Annine - Jo Kendall

Claire Cortin/Cleopatre - Alice Arnold

Chairman/Passer-by/Taxi-Driver - John Bull

Andre Vaubert - Jack Galloway

Gazelle - Vivien Pickles

Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec - Clive Merrison

Alain Marais - Brian Miller

Madeleine - Anne Carroll

Gazelle (at 17) - Elizabeth Mansfield

Arsene Ondet - David King

Cleaner/Nurse - Tara Dominic

Matron/Madame Cortin - Anna Cropper

Maxine - Valerie Sarruf.

Marking 75 years of Maida Vale.

Marking 75 years of Maida Vale studios.

Jane Avril aka Crazy Jane was one of the most famous dancers at the Moulin Rouge...but was she really mad?