Family Group Sheet
Family Group Sheet
NameLuke Sydney? BLOW
Death1961, Lugano Switzerland
SpouseHilda Marie Antoinette TUCKER
Notes for Luke Sydney? BLOW

The Officers' Mess [d|?]
Lord Richard In The Pantry [d|?]
Little Miss Llewelyn [d|?]
Live Wire [d|?]
Kiki [d|?]
Old Jig [d|?]
The Unseemly Adventure (w Douglas HOARE) [d|?]
All That Glitters (w Douglas HOARE) [d|?]
Fritzi (w Edward ROYCE) [d|1935]
The Ghost Walks On Fridays [a|1935]
As Husbands Go (w Gordon WHITEHEAD) [d|1938]

Wrote Through Stage Doors [1959] - memories of Two in the Theatre:

With illustrations by J S Goodall. Actor and play-wright Sydney Blow and his wife Hilda Trevelyan.
Notes for Hilda Marie Antoinette TUCKER
Actress. Her stage name was Hilda Trevelyan.

First appeared on stage in 1889 (she was nine at the time) as one of the school children in a revival of The Silver King, the 1880's play by H. A. Jones and H. Herman. She was best known for her role as Wendy in Peter Pan, a part she first played in 1904, revived in 1911, and played, all told, more than 900 times. She also appeared in four films between 1916 and 1935. Her only part in a Shakespeare play was in 1936; she played the old lady in Henry VIII

Barrie's 'Afterthought' to Peter Pan lives again
By Louise Jury, Arts Correspondent, The Independent
Published: 01 December 2004

When the actress Hilda Trevelyan created the role of Wendy in the original production of Peter Pan , its creator J M Barrie was so smitten that he wrote a sequel just for her.
When the actress Hilda Trevelyan created the role of Wendy in the original production of Peter Pan , its creator J M Barrie was so smitten that he wrote a sequel just for her.
Afterthought , effectively a final act to the story of the boy who never grew up, was performed for just one night in 1908 after the main play at the Duke of York's Theatre in London where Peter Pan had premiered four years before.
Now that sequel is to be performed for the first time since, in a rehearsed reading by the Unicorn Theatre, which specialises in performances for children. It will form part of a raft of events marking the centenary of Peter Pan later this month.
David Wood, the children's playwright, who has joined forces with the Theatre Museum in Covent Garden to commemorate what has become a much-loved children's classic, said the sequel was "quite short but very moving".
He said yesterday: "Barrie was very fond of Hilda Trevelyan who was playing Wendy and as a present he wrote Afterthought and presented her with the manuscript. It is an extra act which takes the play further to when Wendy is a grown-up and has a daughter of her own, Jane. Peter Pan comes back and doesn't recognise Wendy but persuades her he should take Jane back with him."
The rehearsed reading is expected to be a highlight of a day of celebrations on Saturday, 18 December, at the Duke of York's Theatre where a parade of famous actors who played the parts of Peter Pan and Captain Hook are to be reunited. They include Susan Hampshire, Googie Withers, Ron Moody, Julia Lockwood and Donald Sinden. The following evening, the Chicken Shed Company is to present a gala performance of Peter Pan itself in aid of the Great Ormond Street Hospital, to which Barrie gave the royalties of the work in an act of generosity from which it still benefits.
Wendy Craig and Susannah York, who both played Peter, and Ron Moody, a Captain Hook seven times despite being best known as Dickens' Fagin, also turned out yesterday for the launch of a small centenary exhibition at the Theatre Museum.
It includes one of the earliest known Peter Pan costumes, for Pauline Chase who played the part from 1906 to 1913 and had hundreds of letters from children wanting to be taught how to fly, and an Edwardian flying harness from one of the first productions.
Mr Moody donned a fake hook and said the key factor in the role was to remember to keep your best hand free for the sword fights with Peter Pan. "So I was a left-handed Hook," he said.
Wendy Craig, who took the role at the Scala theatre in London, recalled her thrill at winning the part. "I've never been as excited by anything as when I was asked to play Peter Pan."
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