Drawing: Rolan Bell in Memphis

Rolan Bell
Some things take time…and six attempts, but I eventually got Rolan Bell to sign my sketch. Not that Rolan was aware of my toils. He’s just completed the year long run as the underground nightclub manager Delray Farrell in the Broadway transfer of the hit musical MEMPHIS at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre. It’s a venue that I got to be familiar with over the final weeks, well it’s stage door that is. Rolan did pretty well in the role, earning an Olivier Award nomination. I didn’t do well and kept missing him, going in or coming out. One time he was having a day off. ¬†In this busines these things happen. I finally, on the last day resorted to leaving the drawing with a note and SAE at the now familiar, almost a family member stage door. That worked!
If you want to catch Rolan. he’s in the Christmas Show RAPUNZEL at the Park Theatre over the Festive season.

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