Christopher Kelk

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On tour with Of Mice and Men in 1980, George’s gun failed to go off (and this was the absolute closing moment of the play). Peter Donaldson was playing the role and, after three sad clicks of the weapon, he felt he had no alternative but to say “Bang!” The school audience hooted and hollered as the lights were lowered. Naturally Peter was not happy and, this being the first of two shows that day, he said to the S.M., “Get me a back-up gun for this afternoon or I’m not going on!”
Long may YPT continue and R.I.P., Peter.

– Christopher Kelk