Erith woman tempted to perform a 'perfect murder' on Les Dennis after cast no-show

This Is Local London: Linda Husband and Irene Wallace had tickets to see The Perfect Murder but failed to meet the cast after Linda Husband and Irene Wallace had tickets to see The Perfect Murder but failed to meet the cast after

AN ERITH woman says actor Les Dennis has got "too big for his boots" after he shunned the public at a premiere in Dartford.

Irene Wallace, of Parsonage Manor Way, had seen The Perfect Murder production at the Orchard Theatre in Home Gardens and was annoyed when the actors failed to pop in to the foyer and greet the audience who had waited 45 minutes as part of a special Premiere Card members event.

The 64-year-old theatre fan was fed up after she stood with her friend until 11pm when theatre staff finally told her the actors would not be coming down.

She said: "It might have been the perfect murder, they didn’t have the perfect courtesy. I’m tempted to carry out a murder of my own.

"The play was a bit predictable to be honest.

"Obviously Mr Dennis has got a bit big for his boots.

"We had gone to see it for my friend’s 61st birthday.

"Her husband got us special tickets so we could to meet the cast.

"Afterwards we went downstairs to the sectioned off area and waited for 45 minutes.

"There were about 20 of us waiting and then people started to leave so I went to investigate."

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Mrs Wallace said she spoke to the house manager who was very apologetic, adding: "She said it had never happened before but because it was a world premiere, they were having a debrief upstairs

"I could hear them having a good old chat and having a laugh upstairs with their champagne, it was very elitist.

"She told me they had to push the author to sign books for people downstairs.

"It wouldn’t have hurt Mr Dennis just to come down with the staff to say ‘I hope you enjoyed the show’. He went right down in my estimation."

Mr Dennis's agent referred News Shopper to the Orchard Theatre.

A spokesman for the Orchard Theatre said: "Premiere receptions are occasionally held for Premiere Card members where they can enjoy a free drink.

"Cast members are invited to the receptions but we never guarantee they will be in attendance.

"We apologise for any disappointment caused."

 

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8:14am Tue 14 Jan 14

PoppyGreenLeaf says...

Lets get this (non) story straight. Women gets premiere tickets to show, which then by looking carefully at the small print says come to the green room for a drink on us where you may get to meet some of the cast. Back to work everyone.
Lets get this (non) story straight. Women gets premiere tickets to show, which then by looking carefully at the small print says come to the green room for a drink on us where you may get to meet some of the cast. Back to work everyone. PoppyGreenLeaf

9:21am Tue 14 Jan 14

The Fozziest of Bears says...

I bet Les didn't even know people were waiting - he's not the sort to shun a meet n greet.

The giveaway was the line from the Orchard about a "debrief following a world premiere" - IN DARTFORD !!!!

Don't make me laugh

Like Poppy says above...........back to work, it's just a page-filler from the news hopper.
I bet Les didn't even know people were waiting - he's not the sort to shun a meet n greet. The giveaway was the line from the Orchard about a "debrief following a world premiere" - IN DARTFORD !!!! Don't make me laugh Like Poppy says above...........back to work, it's just a page-filler from the news hopper. The Fozziest of Bears

10:37am Tue 14 Jan 14

Linja says...

What a ridiculous story - firstly who cares? Why should Les Dennis have to meet anyone after the Show - his job is an actor he has finished work he is entitled to go home/rest/have a drink on his own if he wants.
I go to a restaurant I do not demand to meet the kitchen staff etc. If I travel by train I do not demand to meet the driver and ask him to sign my book.
What a ridiculous story - firstly who cares? Why should Les Dennis have to meet anyone after the Show - his job is an actor he has finished work he is entitled to go home/rest/have a drink on his own if he wants. I go to a restaurant I do not demand to meet the kitchen staff etc. If I travel by train I do not demand to meet the driver and ask him to sign my book. Linja

10:48am Tue 14 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

Les who ?
Les who ? Gypo.Joe

12:36pm Tue 14 Jan 14

PengePerson says...

A word to describe Les Dennis... News Shopper says Actor... Our survey says!...
A word to describe Les Dennis... News Shopper says Actor... Our survey says!... PengePerson

2:50pm Tue 14 Jan 14

molsey says...

PengePerson wrote:
A word to describe Les Dennis... News Shopper says Actor... Our survey says!...
Game show host.
[quote][p][bold]PengePerson[/bold] wrote: A word to describe Les Dennis... News Shopper says Actor... Our survey says!...[/p][/quote]Game show host. molsey

4:58pm Tue 14 Jan 14

fatboy2000 says...

le dennis..............
do you mean the French fire engine?
le dennis.............. do you mean the French fire engine? fatboy2000

7:54pm Tue 14 Jan 14

lollie,erith says...

Les Miserable.
Les Miserable. lollie,erith

8:24pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Gypo.Joe says...

I blame the Rothschilds.

Well them and the cut backs.

Its all a conspiracy.
I blame the Rothschilds. Well them and the cut backs. Its all a conspiracy. Gypo.Joe

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