Theatre Company planning tribute showin honour of late president Alf DouglasThe Blyth Music and Theatre Company will present aspecial tribute show at The Phoenix Theatre Blyth tomark the passing of their president Alf Douglas.Chairman Maurice Dobson said We cannot begin to pay enoughtributes to Alf for all he has done in almost 50 yearsof service to our company.Alf joined us in the autumn of 1968-we were then known as The BlythAmateur Operatic Society. He made his debut on stage at the Wallaw inMarch 1969 as Davalos a Mexican Bandit in RIO RITAHe would continue for many years, usually taking comedy leading roles inwhich he excelled. I can say with certainty that Alf had very special talents,an ability to capture the essence of a comedy character, an excellentdancer and a fine singing voice, but above all he could engagewith an audience through his stage presence which carried acrossthe footlights with ease. Audiences loved Alf When his days ofappearing on stage were over - Alf worked tirelessly on our committeeeventually taking up the role of President.Alf as Francis Fryer a song anddance man in Calamity JaneFull Details of the Alf Douglas Tribute show will appear on The Phoenix Theatrewebsite. Proceeds from the show will be donated to CANCER RESEARCH UK. Alf &died at 2.30am in the Palliative Care Ward of Wansbeck Hospital on Saturday 27thJanuary. 4 hours later at 630am his daughter Sandra aged 64 died at home on the UhKisland of Jersey both from Liver cancer.RESEARCHAlf as Davalos in his debut show withThe Blyth Amateur Operatic SocietyAlf's funeral will take place on Thursday February 15th. A service of Remembrance andThanksgiving for Alf's life will he held in Our Lady and St Wilfrid's Catholic Church,Waterloo Road, Blyth at 1.45pm followed by cremation at Cowpen Crematoriam at 2.30pm

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Theatre Company planning tribute show in honour of late president Alf Douglas The Blyth Music and Theatre Company will present a special tribute show at The Phoenix Theatre Blyth to mark the passing of their president Alf Douglas. Chairman Maurice Dobson said We cannot begin to pay enough tributes to Alf for all he has done in almost 50 years of service to our company. Alf joined us in the autumn of 1968-we were then known as The Blyth Amateur Operatic Society. He made his debut on stage at the Wallaw in March 1969 as Davalos a Mexican Bandit in RIO RITA He would continue for many years, usually taking comedy leading roles in which he excelled. I can say with certainty that Alf had very special talents, an ability to capture the essence of a comedy character, an excellent dancer and a fine singing voice, but above all he could engage with an audience through his stage presence which carried across the footlights with ease. Audiences loved Alf When his days of appearing on stage were over - Alf worked tirelessly on our committee eventually taking up the role of President. Alf as Francis Fryer a song and dance man in Calamity Jane Full Details of the Alf Douglas Tribute show will appear on The Phoenix Theatre website. Proceeds from the show will be donated to CANCER RESEARCH UK. Alf & died at 2.30am in the Palliative Care Ward of Wansbeck Hospital on Saturday 27th January. 4 hours later at 630am his daughter Sandra aged 64 died at home on the UhK island of Jersey both from Liver cancer. RESEARCH Alf as Davalos in his debut show with The Blyth Amateur Operatic Society Alf's funeral will take place on Thursday February 15th. A service of Remembrance and Thanksgiving for Alf's life will he held in Our Lady and St Wilfrid's Catholic Church, Waterloo Road, Blyth at 1.45pm followed by cremation at Cowpen Crematoriam at 2.30pm