It is with much sadness that we announce the death of Alan Goodwin on the 20th February. Alan frst joined us in 1983 to play in Hobson's Choice, and his final involvement with us was directing Treasure Island last December. In the intervening years, he became a firm favourite of all as a great actor, director and a very funny man. His many acting credits include perfomances as John Merrick in The Elephant Man, Norman in The Dresser, Gennaro Jovine in Napoli Millionaria (where he gave an entire speech to a butterfly which decided to land on his coat sleeve during one performance), Archie Rice in The Entertainer, Big Daddy in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof - the list goes on and on. As a director, he gave us many greats including Anthony and Cleopatra, Macbeth and of course the remarkable "The Steamie".
HIs longstanding friendship with Colin Hill was legendary. Many will remember their performances at the old 12th Night Party - the Ventriloquist Act and of course "The Great Goodwini" mind reading act. Priceless.
Alan had been having treatment for cancer since October, but appeared to be responding well. HIs sudden passing from heart failure was a shock to us all. Our thoughts are with his family, Abbii, Louise and Viv, and of course also with Colin.
The funeral will take place at St John's church, Meopham at 2pm on Monday 20th March, with a burial over the road and then on to the George Pub. Family flowers only please. Donations can be made to the British Red Cross.
For a list of all of Alan's work with the GWT, click here.
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