Wendy Toye

Studied dancing as a child and when she was only ten years of age produced a ballet at the Palladium. She made her first appearance on the stage at the Old Vic as Mustard Seed in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and then made many West End appearances in “Toad Of Toad Hall”, “Hiawatha”, “The Miracle”, “Ballerina”, “The Golden Toy”, “Tulip Time”, “Love And How To Cure It”, and “Aladdin”. She then choreographed many famous shows including several productions for George Black and many of the Charles Cochran musicals such as “Bless The Bride” (which she also directed). Immediately after playing a major part in “Annie Get Your Gun” she sent her own company, “Ballet-Hoo de Wendy Toye” to Paris for a season. During the 1950’s she began to direct opera in addition to plays and for Sadler’s Wells done “Bluebeard’s Castle”, “The Telephone”, “Russalka”, “Fledermaus”, “Orpheus in the Underworld”, and “La Vie Parisienne”. London stage productions include “As You Like It” at the Old Vic, “A Majority Of One”, and “Robert and Elizabeth”. Also directed on Broadway and for television. directing films including “The Teckman Mystery”, “Raising A Riot”, “All For Mary”, “The Twelfth Day” (in which she also appeared), “True As A Turtle”, “We Joined The Navy”, and “The King’s Breakfast” (which was nominated as the British Entry for the Cannes Festival).

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