Sadly, we lost Lizz Wood recently after a long illness.
A gifted actress, Lizz was also a terrific mimic and her Eartha Kitt and Hilda Baker for our Saturday Night at the Brighton Palladium were not only hilarious but uncannily accurate.
Jan Jones remembers meeting Lizz almost thirty years ago.
“I first met Lizz in 1990 when Richard Lindfield cast us in Cabaret, me as Sally Bowles and Lizz as my landlady. Lizz was already an experienced performer at BLT. I was a new member and just a tad nervous. Lizz brought warmth, wit and pathos to her role. She also showed enormous companionship to me. She had a brilliant sense of humour which made sharing a dressing room space with her a joy. Unfortunately, I did not work with her enough after that, our last production together being Crown Matrimonial, but we remained friends and her death is a great sadness to me. Lizz was not only a talented RADA trained actress but also a musician who was always modest, almost dismissive of her own talents. She was without ego. A true individual.”
Lizz will never be forgotten by those with whom she worked and her daughter Katherine has ensured a place for Lizz in her beloved auditorium by securing a series of seat plaques, a bench if you like, in Lizz’s name.