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trogadmin

02-02-02, 03:52 PM (GMT)
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"Is Luke Heydon to call it a day?"
 
   As I was blatting up the motorway last night, vainly trying to listen to Radio 3 (my radio does not like the rain), I'm sure that I heard Sean Rafferty say Mr Heydon was trading in his ballet shoes for wellies. He is going to become a landscape gardener. I can't find anything on the web about this. Comments/confirmations anyone.


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  Subject     Author     Message Date     ID  
  RE: Is Luke Heydon to call it a day? sylvia 02-02-02 1
     RE: Is Luke Heydon to call it a day? Ann Welsh 02-02-02 2
         RE: Is Luke Heydon to call it a day? Pete 03-02-02 3
             RE: Is Luke Heydon to call it a day? alison 05-02-02 4
                 On Look East Now Wendy Glavis 05-02-02 5
                     Luke Heydon in 'Look East' Wendy Glavis 05-02-02 7
  RE: Is Luke Heydon to call it a day? tortie14 05-02-02 6

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sylvia

02-02-02, 04:42 PM (GMT)
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1. "RE: Is Luke Heydon to call it a day?"
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   It was mentioned on another thread in the News forum. Here's the link.

http://www.danze.co.uk/dcforum/news/1141.html

I'm really sorry he's going. He's going to be missed.


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Ann Welsh

02-02-02, 04:53 PM (GMT)
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2. "RE: Is Luke Heydon to call it a day?"
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   Ooh Sylvia, you've just beat me to it. I remembered Brendan's posting about changes at the RB. Luke will be sorely missed, but he must have been so fed up with playing those Old Codgers roles. He deserved more than that.


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Pete

03-02-02, 02:52 AM (GMT)
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3. "RE: Is Luke Heydon to call it a day?"
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   >Luke will
>be sorely missed, but he
>must have been so fed
>up with playing those Old
>Codgers roles. He deserved
>more than that.

Hear hear! Yet another casualty of the Stretton regime methinks....



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alison

05-02-02, 01:17 PM (GMT)
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4. "RE: Is Luke Heydon to call it a day?"
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   Well, he was already doing a lot of them when Dowell was in charge, so I'm not sure you can blame Stretton for that.


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Wendy Glavis

05-02-02, 06:34 PM (GMT)
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5. "On Look East Now"
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   Was just about to turn off the television after the news when Look East suddenly mentioned something about a dancer leaving the RB to work as a market gardener.

Hmm. Looks like I'm going to be late for choir tonight.

Will report if no-one else does.


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Wendy Glavis

05-02-02, 11:52 PM (GMT)
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7. "Luke Heydon in 'Look East'"
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   Filmed in darkest Suffolk, this short report was shown at the end of the local news. It began with a clip of Luke, his wife, children and cat (the presenters were much taken with the cat - sophistication is not a key ingredient of 'Look East') in what I assume to be their new home. (Nice front room, with lots of pictures. Actually, I ought to add that the cat IS very cute.) We saw photos of him in the Dream, then dancing with Guillem, and finally a clip from Coppelia. He said (approximately), 'I had this habit throughout my career of playing very old men from an early age. Dr Coppelius is a great fun role; he's got a slightly dark edge, too, but it's a fun role.'

Then there were a lot of shots of him digging in the garden, planting stuff and clipping hedges. He's set up a garden design and maintenance business, the newsreader informed us. Luke went on: 'It is a dramatic change from dancing but it's something I've been thinking about for a number of years and if anything can sort of fulfil the creative urge and passion I have for dancing on stage, I think gardening is one of those things. It's a physical thing, but there's also a lot of creativity in it and there's also a lot of fulfilment.' (Quotation not quite exact, but that's it more or less!) Then he did some raking while the cat tried to pounce on the leaves. (The presenters loved this.)

Won't he find life rather dull, said the voiceover, after 'dancing with Darcey and hobnobbing with Margot and Rudolph?' (!?) Then the film ended with some film crew (?) applauding his work from above, while Luke took a bow. He seemed very good-natured about the whole thing.


Well, I hope the gardening works out for him, but he'll be missed at the Opera House.


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tortie14

05-02-02, 10:57 PM (GMT)
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6. "RE: Is Luke Heydon to call it a day?"
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   I read about his going in Ballet Assocation Newsletter but nothing more was said than leaving company after 10 years for "career in horticulture". He has been slotted into character roles for a while now so perhaps its not Stretton but Heydon's own decision. He did these roles so well he will be missed very much. Perhaps like Jonathan Cope he will return from rural bliss after a year or so. But for his sake, I hope his market garden prospers. Vanessa


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