Our Be Inspired Nomination - Mr Edwin Shaw
Posted 2nd March 2017
02 March 2017
‘Edwin is a true living legend in the industry, and I’m proud to call him a friend’
He worked with so many of the legendary performers that have graced this stage but his favourites (clearly displaying his extensive and eclectic tastes) include Josephine Baker, Dorothy Squires and The Carpenters with a tale to be told about many more! He also took great pleasure in working with prominent theatrical producers Harold and Maisie Fielding, who brought Hans Anderson, Barnum, Singin’ in the Rain and Ziegfeld to this iconic theatre. Respected by all, Edwin still consults for Really Useful Theatres as well as producers across the country. Most recently he has been pivotal in bringing pantomime back to the London Palladium, to great acclaim, for the first time in nearly 30 years.
‘A gentleman and a proper legend of this industry!’
He inspires us on a daily basis with his cheery good humour, mischievous anecdotes and total honesty (sometimes when required and sometimes when deserved) but most of all for his genuine love of live entertainment and his desire to share this passion and his knowledge. He’s never too busy to offer advice or a friendly ear over a cup of tea and a biscuit (or something stronger) no matter your rung on the ladder or the stage/state of your career.
‘Every show and venue, should have an Edwin Shaw as its champion’
As David Pugh and Dafydd Rogers have noted, “he’s a golden asset to the great and the good of theatre land, not least because he can smell a hit and unfortunately sometimes a flop!”
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