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From Bob Marley to Buddy Holly. Theatre school founder Anna Scher shares her castaway choices with Kirsty Young. From 2011.

Kirsty Young's castaway is the drama teacher Anna Scher.

It's more than forty years since she set up her theatre school and it has launched the careers of Kathy Burke, Martin Kemp, Pauline Quirke and Patsy Palmer to name just a few. It started out as a lunchtime drama club - and very quickly grew. Anna Scher says: "There were enormous classes - about seventy in a class - and a lot of those pupils were non-readers and so I fell into improvisation by chance. I found that it was a very effective way of character training."

Producer: Leanne Buckle

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45 minutes

Music Played

  • Van Morrison

    Brown Eyed Girl

    Composer: Van Morrison

    • Still on Top – Greatest Hits.
    • Exile.
  • Topol

    Sunrise, Sunset

    Composer: Jerry Bock/ Sheldon Harnick

    • Fiddler on the Roof.
    • EMI.
  • Castaway's Favourite

    • Bob Marley & The Wailers

      One Love / People Get Ready

      Composer: Bob Marley

      • Legend.
      • TUFF GONG.
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.

    I have a dream

    Composer: Martin Luther King

    • Washington Freedom March - 1963.
  • Buddy Holly

    Raining in My Heart

    Composer: B & F Bryant

    • Buddy Holly & the Crickets: 20 Golden Greats..
    • MCA DMCTV1.
  • Karl Daymond, accompanied by Alan Mills

    Danny Boy

    Composer: Trad.

    • Live Performance.
    • RTE.
  • T P McKenna

    When You Are Old

    Composer: Wb Yeats

    • Poets For Pleasure: W.B. Yeats.
    • Hodder headline.
  • Red Dragon

    Compliments on Your Kiss

    Composer: L.May/G.Harris/S.Dunbar

    • The Ultimate Reggae Party Album.
    • Sanctuary Records.
  • Book Choice

    • A Poem for the Day - Nicholas Albery

  • Luxury Choice

    • A bespoke statue of Archbishop Desmond Tutu


Role Contributor
Presenter Kirsty Young
Interviewed Guest Anna Scher


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