The first play Anne appeared in during
this decade was A Day In The Death Of Joe Egg, only a year since she
had initially played Sheila. Her first husband, Roger Rowland, also
appeared in this production. More about this and her original
performance will be found in
Immediately prior to starting work on the first series of The
Onedin Line, Anne appeared in
Heiress in Bromley. The play was scheduled to run
from 19 April - 8 May 1971 but the New Theatre burnt down so the
last performance was on 6 May.
After The Heiress,
Anne did not appear on stage again until January 1973, the rest of
1971 and all of 1972 being spent in the studios and on location
recording The Onedin Line and The Strauss Family.
Thus, after her
exit from The Onedin Line, Anne returned to her first love and
worked in the theatre for much of 1973. Firstly in
and then the world premiere of
which toured the UK for two months prior to six weeks in London.
Anne has undertaken several tours
during her career but the first was with
Glasstown. We thought it
would be interesting to include articles from each of the towns the play
visited in order to compare the different reviewers’ comments.