My friend, Rosemary

My first recollection of Rosemary was when we both appeared in “The Noble

Spaniard”, way back in 1984, and from then on we met often, both socially and on stage.

She was an avid supporter of amateur dramatics, and was always there to give sound advice, during rehearsals and the build-up to “first night”.

We went on to appear in many plays together.   I remember once standing behind a door with her, waiting to go on stage {we were appearing in “I am a Camera}.   We looked at each other, terrified, muttering “Why do we do this?!”   Naturally this fear evaporated as soon as we set foot on stage!

Rosemary was a much loved and respected member and supporter of Chads Theatre, Northenden Players, The Jewish Theatre Company, and Athenaeum, and she  was loved by all who came into contact with her.   Her “Handbagged” and “Calendar Girls” families will miss her.

She was married to her lovely husband, Bernard, and was devoted to her daughter, Sarah, and her two young granddaughters, who played a huge part in her life.

In later years her health deteriorated, but even when she felt unwell she was bright and cheerful throughout our long telephone calls, putting the world to rights.
She was a very dear friend, and Roger and I and  all her friends at Chads will miss her terribly.

Heather Bowman

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