THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT
Created by Serge Danot | 1963
Original UK Broadcast: 1965-1977 | c. 450 episodes
From left to right:
Dougal | Florence | Zebedee | Brian | Ermintrude
a dog | a girl (a human: but not really) | a jack-in-the-box | a snail | a cow
Dylan is absent from this photograph. He played guitar.
The only way to make theatre: magic roundabouts!
Thank you Janette Froud: dancer, actor, performer, theatre-maker, lady-in-a-cardboard-box.
You can be, play, do, any of these parts, roles, animals, beings.
"But tonight, Janette, you are going to be: the roundabout."
I now understand the roundabouts: THE MAGIC ROUNDABOUT.
I now understand theatre and its making.
No BLUE PETER for me...