I was fortunate enough to join The Royal Shakespeare Company in 1967 straight out of college. Ah what a wonderful time it was. I worked with the GREATS. Peter Hall, Trevor Nunn, Paul Scofield, Janet Suzman, Judi Dench,Patrick Stewart, My wonderful Roy Kinnear, who made me laugh 24/7 and Michael Williams..the list goes on and on. I started for a couple of seasons at the Aldwych Theatre and then moved to Stratford Upon Avon and finally did the USA tour in 1969 and 1970
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- To Royal Shakespeare Company production of The Thwarting of Baron Bolligrew, by Robert Bolt, Aldwych Theatre, London, 20th December 1966 (press night): “The first time I met my darling, wonderful funny and caring Roy! Mr Kinnear I hope to see you in heaven, as I shall probably need a good laugh when I get there. Lowly Assistant Stage Manager, Liz Freeland.”
- To Royal Shakespeare Company production of Belcher's Luck, by David Mercer, Aldwych Theatre, London, 17th November 1966 (press night): “Ah I remember it well….a strange play…we had strange rehearsals….I loved the cast…but it was ODD. Liz Freeland lowly Assistant Stage Manager.”
- To Royal Shakespeare Company production of Staircase, by Charles Dyer, Aldwych Theatre, London, 2nd November 1966 (press night): “How fortunate was I to be amongst the small gathering involved in this production. I am still breathless at the thought of working with the world’s finest….Paul Scofield! What talent, what a gentleman and how much I LOVED this man. every performance we would dance around the stage, before I tucked him under a blanket and folded in his pajama collar, before starting the second act. Oh! Mr Magee you were a naughty favorite of mine. I had the pleasure of working a couple of shows with you…I adored you. This production was THE BEST for Lowly Assistant Stage Manager, Liz Freeland.”
- To Royal Shakespeare Company production of Tango, by Slawomir Mrozek, Aldwych Theatre, London, 25th May 1966 (press night): “This was the very first production with which I was involved as “Lowly Stage Manager”. Patience was my hero. She was a wonderful lady…full of mischief, giving the crew a hard time. She spent a great deal of her time on stage cutting out pictures of naked men and pasting them in a scrap book..I have very fond memories of Mike Pratt and Peter Jeffrey….it was a wonderful experience and one that I shall never forget. Liz Freeland.”
- To Royal Shakespeare Company production of Macbeth, by William Shakespeare, Aldwych Theatre, London, 4th January 1968 (press night): “This production was thwarted by ill fate. Yes this particular play always brings a little bad luck. The costumes were black plastic, and it was found during dress rehearsals that the cast became dehydrated and “dropped like flies”. Holes for ventilation were punched in the costumes, but it only helped a little!. This production’s eye opener was the use of long red acrylic fur, which when beautifully lighted (by David er , er, forgive me, our lighting director) came to life as stormy long grass. Opening night was delayed because of illness…Ah yes..all that stuff about this particular play is TRUE! Liz Freeland: Lowly Assistant Stage Manager.”
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