With a pink feather boa, glitz and shed-loads of glamour, Al Pillay (Channel 4's The Comic Strip) stars in the Edinburgh
run of Dorothy Squires: Mrs Roger Moore at
the Gilded Balloon Teviot
, Edinburgh, from 12 to 27 August 2012.
Dorothy Squires was among the biggest singing stars of the 1940s and 50s with hits including Say It with Flowers, Till, The Gypsy and My Way (the only version other than Sinatra's to enter the charts). As Mrs Roger Moore, she was her own worst enemy with a life of heartache including litigation, fire and flood disasters and rancorous relationships.
Dorothy is played by the fabulous Al Pillay, whose career spans theatre, film, cabaret, television, radio and music. The disco diva and maverick soul starred in The Comic Strip (Channel 4), Whatever You Want with Keith Allen and Four for Tonight with Ruby Wax. He had a Stock, Aitken and Waterman hit with Pistol in My Pocket, and appeared in the autobiographical play Glitter and Twisted in New York.
The show is written by Richard Stirling, whose previous work includes Julie
Andrews: an Intimate Biography (Sunday Times top ten bestseller) and the recent sell-out adaptation of Ivor Novello's "Gay's the Word" (Finborough Theatre).