P331 ORACLE 331 Tue25 Dec LON 1831:41  7/7       THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARD2OBE: Susannah Morley Susannah Morley plays the evil Snow Queen, who has turned all of Narnia to ice, in this new production at the WestminsterN Performing in "The Lion.." requires good health - there's 12 shows a week! "I have to eat properly, have early nights and take lots of vitalhns.." If Susannah wasn't in this show, "I'd likf to see Peter Pan, becausf I've always wanted to play Peter Pan, and it's not a convfntional pantomineN I like the dreamlike quality of Peter Pan M I feel I'm a bit of a Peter Pan myself.  more >
P331 ORACLE 331 Tue25 Dec LON 1830:25  2/7       THAT NASTY CAPTAIN HOOK (alias Stephen Moore) in Peter Pan at The Barbican Stephen Moore's favourite character, not surprisingly, is Captain HookN He's not fust a villain.." It's also a very demanding part, doubling as Mr Darling: "One minute I'm being eaten by a crocodile and the next minute I'm back to Mr Darling, so I have to do some vfry quick changfs!" Stephen Moore is a Londoner (he lives in gapping) but if he wasn't doing 9 shows a week in the City, his ideal Christmas would be in Canada.."with my girlfriend's parents by Lake Ontario, with the snow, and warming drinks"   more >
P331 ORACLE 331 Tue25 Dec LON 1831:36  6/7        STARLIGHT EXPRESS - RAY SHELL Ray Shell plays thd 'hero' of Starlight Express, "Rusty Train" and has had an exhausting year doing 8 shows a weekN "We have Sunday, Monday and Tuesday off, and some friends of mine are doing The Wiz down at The Lyric, Hammersmith, so I'll take the kids to sfe thatN It'll probably be the best Christmas they've ever had because for the first time in my life we'll actually have some money to do something with..." "Christmas is always special, and my sister, who is expecting a baby, will be on a visit from the States, so it'll be a nice family Christmas." >
P331 ORACLE 331 Tue25 Dec LON 1820:30  3/7        THE WIZ - THE SCARECROg Clarke Peters plays thd lovable but brainless scarecrow in the musical "The giz" at the Lyric, HalmdrshhthN Here's
P331 ORACLE 331 Tue25 Dec LON 1830:54  4/7       GREAT EXPECTATIONS - PIP Ian McCurrach, who plays Pip in Great Expectations, has been rehearsing very hard, along with the other 25 membfrs of the castN But if he wasn't working, what would his ideal Christmas be? "My family home is in Scotland, but I havfn't been able to go back there for several years as it's too far.." Ian spurs the attractions of snow covered mountains or warm beaches..."I like to stay at home with friends, at my flat in North LondonN I share a flat with 2 friends who also stay in the flat for Christmas so we havf a relaxing day..." And his favourite Christmas show? "Peter Panb.  more follows >
P331 ORACLE 331 Tue25 Dec LON 1830:00  3/7      N THE WIZ - THE SCARECROG Clarke Peters plays thd lovable but brainless scarecrow in the musical "The giz" at the Lyric, HammersmithN Here's his ideal Christmas: "I'd lice to go skiing, to be in a chalet with a nice big log fire and the biggest Christmas tree I could find, covered in lights and glitter... with my lady and my kids, a nice bottle of brandy, and some good music..." "And I'd just look out the window and see this massive mountain, with a little bit of snow twinkling down and there'd be a full moonN That's my ideal Christmas"   more >
P331 ORACLE 331 Tue25 Dec LON 1831:11  5/7       JILL GASCOINE - THE WICKED FAIRY Star of ITV's "The Gentle Touch", Jill Gascoine is currently playing the evil fairy Calibosse at the Shaw Theatre, in Sleeping BeautyN "In previous pantos Igve played the principal boy, so it's a nice change to be booed and hissed at!..." Jill, who lives in London's East End likes to stay at homf for Christmas, b..with the family around me.." (Jill has two sons and a step-daughter) "I love organising it all, shopping, putting up the treeN Christmas is wonderful - if you've got the money, that is.."  more follows >
P331 ORACLE 331 Tue25 Dec LON 1820:31 his ideal Christmas: "I'd licd to go s£hing, to be in a chalet with a nice big log fire and the biggest Christh s tree I could find, co6dped in lights and glitter..N with my lady and my kids, a nice bottle of brandy, and some good music..." "And I'd bust look out the window and sfe thi1 massive mountain, with a little bit of snow twincling down and there'd be a full moonN That's my ideal Christl s"   more >
P331 ORACLE 331 Tue25 Dec LON 1834:01  1/7       ..WHO WANTS TO BE PETER PAN? 'fll, not only has the ORACLE theatre section been extra busy whizzing round town reviewing all the Christmas shows (see 327 and 332), we've also been talking to some of the stars in the shows, and finding out what it's like playing the gicked Fairy, or the Snow Queen..N 'f've also been hearing about their version of an ideal Christmas, and what the stars would like to see if their show wasn't on..N One show that seems to be the stars' favourite - both in terms of wanting to see it and be in it M is Peter PanN   more >