His only starring role in a feature film was the homicidal priest Father Xavier Meldrum in Pete Walker's 1975 horror picture House of Mortal Sin. Evadne Hinge and Dame Hilda Bracket were the stage personae of the musical performance and female impersonation artists George Logan and. The restaurant was owned by Desmond Morgan and. In the 1970s, the impression gained from watching their concert performances was that some of their more involved double-meaning gags had flown underneath the audience's radar. With the death of in 1983, Maud's mantle was assumed by character actress. Your changes will only be visible to all users once they have been verified. The Ladies' Handbags: Hinge and Bracket were never seen on stage without their handbags, and with each successive concert, their bags appeared to grow in size.
Scripted from original material by Fyffe and Logan in collaboration with , was preceded by three radio series of The Enchanting World of Hinge and Bracket, but ran parallel to, rather than developing, The Random Jottings of Hinge and Bracket radio series. Hilda and Evadne receive their end-of-concert presentations: Over the applause, Hilda and Evadne are presented with gifts of appreciation by the organisers. Logan applied his formal training to producing all the musical arrangements for the act. In this intimate atmosphere, Evadne and Hilda handed around glasses of sherry to the audience. In this intimate atmosphere, Evadne and Hilda handed round glasses of sherry to their audience. She takes charge of the stage and inhabits the limelight sporting a coquettish lop-sided grin and a chiffon hanky dangling at the wrist. Moving forward in the timeline, borrowings from Hinge and Bracket in modern British comedy are detectable in several comic creations of recent years.
It was from this circuit that Hinge and Bracket were recruited to appear at the. In an interview with Edmund Whitehouse of Evergreen magazine in 2010, Casey admitted when he first saw Hinge and Bracket that he was completely fooled and thought they were two old ladies. Sharp had a penchant for aristocratic types or professional authority figures, but could also relied upon to be an effective straight man in British sitcoms. Neighbours; Newsnight; Never the Twain; Not on your Nellie;Never mind the quality, feel the width. One thing led to another, and before he knew it, Logan was sitting at the keyboard in one of Fyffe's spare frocks. News of the show or the sherry quickly spread around the festival, and after the first couple of nights, they were playing to packed houses. A third play, Tale of a Summer's Day, was written in 1959.
They also share their home with three cats, Sandy the Goldfish and Milton the Budgie. The ladies shared a house The Old Manse or Utopia Ltd in the fictional village of in Suffolk, where they employed the services of an eccentric housekeeper, Maud, played in the radio series by English character actress. Three television series of arrived on screen in the 1980s as well-observed, gentle dotty humour with a flavour of post-war manners, and celebrating village life. The two generally performed together, but on rare occasions appeared separately. Cutting a modest, almost apologetic figure on stage, Evadne slides demurely onto the piano stool and peers sideways at the audience over. When Evadne's pearl chain finally broke and had to be replaced, Patrick Fyffe gave George Logan a silver chain, which actually came from Dame Hilda's reading spectacles. In a 2007 television interview, George Logan explains that both he and Fyffe had been boy sopranos, and found themselves able to produce a falsetto voice after puberty.
Their stage partnership spanned theatre, stage shows, radio and television, and continued for 30 years until the death of Patrick Fyffe in 2002. In every sense an entertainer, she works tirelessly to engage her audience, with whom she is clearly in love. In this way, they were consciously preserving the illusion for their following. Logan declined to continue the characterisation of Dr Hinge after Fyffe died. When Patrick Fyffe died in 2002, George Logan decided that, without a Hilda, there would be no more Dr. A Recipe For Disaster 1.
Originally featuring in the 1974 and then on the London stage, the exploits of its most notable residents, Doctor and Dame , were broadcast by the — on both radio and television — during the 1970s and 1980s. She is particularly wary of men with beards, men with moustaches, and foreign men Evadne's French friend André, played in the radio series by , is suspected by Maud of being a white slaver. George Logan retired from the stage in 2004. Whilst this dignity was a device deliberately to be undermined in the service of comedy, it nevertheless set a standard for the audience's expectations. Early career Patrick Fyffe and George Logan were already well acquainted from their separate appearances in London cabaret when Fyffe approached Logan to stand in briefly as the piano accompanist for his drag act. Evadne Mona Montpelier Hinge George Logan ; Dame Hilda Nemone Bracket Patrick Fyffe.
Hilda would assume the lead, hog the limelight and monopolize the audience, whereas Evadne would wait patiently for her moment, then swiftly deflate Hilda's ego with a well-aimed barb. For the duration of their stage partnership, Logan and Fyffe deferred to the identities of their stage personae, rarely agreeing to be interviewed out of character. Logan continued to use these in a few live stage shows before reverting to a chain of smaller pearls. After the death of his stage partner, and a few seasons of pantomime, he retired from the stage in 2004. Certain radio episodes have been re-broadcast on. A Law Unto Herself 6. Dame Hilda signals annoyance whenever called upon to perform an operatic aria in its original language.
Hinge and Bracket were popular with diners, and their Sunday slot became a ritual in moneyed gay society. For other uses of Hinge and of Bracket, see and. Saga Of The Snow Part 2 3. Accordingly, a recurring joke in their musical act was Dame Hilda's discomfiture whenever called upon to perform an aria in its original language. The House Warming Party 2. A Continental Coach Trip Part 1 9.
The ladies' musical credentials were further supported by allusions to celebrity audience members attending their concerts - names from the world of opera and music with whom they claimed equal status. Fellow villagers make occasional appearances, answering to such unlikely names as Methuen Hawkins pharmacist and Tewkesbury Ptolman butcher. That's My Dog That's So Raven That's the Question The Best Years The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer The Tick The Time Tunnel The Tomorrow Show The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tony Danza Show The Tracey Ullman Show The Twilight Zone Thierry La Fronde Thirtysomething This Hour Has 22 Minutes This Is Your Day This Is Your Life Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends Three's a Crowd game show Three's a Crowd sitcom Three's Company Thunderbirds Tic Tac Dough Till Death Us Do Part Timecop Timeslip TimeTrax Timothy Goes To School Tiny Toon Adventures Titus To Tell the Truth Today Show Today's Special Tom Corbett, Space Cadet Top Cat Top Chef Top Gear current format Top Gear original format Top Of The Pops Total Request Live Totally Spies Touched by an Angel Touching Evil Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn Tour of Duty Trading Spaces Trailer Park Boys Transformers - Beast Machines Transformers - Beast Wars Transformers: Robots in Disguise Tranzor Z Trapper John, M. This meshing of the two areas of interest allowed the act to explore and exploit many different areas of the vocal music repertoire. Logan retired from the stage in 2004, but briefly came out of retirement in 2014 to promote Dr. . The Hinge and Bracket appeal worked on several levels: based on the gay angle, highbrow musical parody, eccentric humour, farce and pantomime-dame grotesque.