Renée Houston’s Dressing Rooms

Echoes of the Past

Renée’s world was all about theatre, and indeed there were many in a career lasting sixty years. So many theatres and halls, and so many dressing rooms saw that seasoned professional, witnessing her joy and vitality, as well as her struggles and low points.

This is an attempt to re-imagine a smattering of backstage moments both everyday and peculiar, based on real life interviews, actual recollections, and autobiographical material – all flavoured, I hope, with a dash of the old Houston personality.

I’ve been a fly on the wall travelling from decade to decade taking note of those echoes – that’s before I was swat by Renée.

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‘See you tomorrow night. Mind how you go.’

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