Interview: Tony Ramsey, master carpenter at the Globe (now Gielgud Theatre), 1961-1994, part 2

26th May 2016

Tony Ramsey
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INTERVIEW: TONY RAMSEY. (Part 2 of 2). At the Gielgud Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue, the former master carpenter at the theatre (when it was the Globe) talks to Dominic Cavendish about his five decade-long career back-stage out on the road and at the heart of theatreland. In the second section of reminiscences he remembers meeting Marlene Dietrich, old Soho, the theatre cat Beerbohm, Barry Humphries getting a nasty jolt, Rowan Atkinson saying hello and Man of the Moment going awry . Recorded: 18-05-2016.

“I would advise any young person to always be on time, always be very reliable, because if people can rely on you, they will employ you again and again. I never let anybody down. If I said I’d be there by nine o clock I’d be there by hook or by crook.”