Theatre star Kathleen Green, from Tuffley, dies aged 93

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By Bodger21 | Saturday, February 16, 2013, 07:47

by The Citizen

The final curtain has fallen for amateur theatre producer and actress Kathleen Green, at the age of 93.

Tuffley resident Kathleen died suddenly at her home on January 17.

She founded the Ladies Amateur Dramatic Society (LADS) in the 1950s as one of her major contributions to the arts scene in Gloucestershire.

She also become secretary to the Stroud Festival Drama Group in her heyday.

As a girl, Kathleen Fowler was a pupil at Calton Road Infants School in the 1920s. She was chosen to present a visiting Queen Mary with a basket of nuts – but by the time the Royal guest arrived Kathleen had eaten them all.

Her passion for theatre began at Ribston Hall Girls' School before setting up LADS a few years later.

The group staged productions at venues throughout Gloucestershire for some 50 years, with Kathleen producing many of the plays.

Her nephew Trevor Green said: "She was praised by the celebrated playwright Christopher Fry, who was among the audience for her production of his work The Boy With The Cart, which Kathleen produced for the Stroud Festival to mark Fry's 70th birthday."

Kathleen worshipped regularly at St Stephen's Church where as a young chorister she met her husband to be Henley Green, a draughtsman at Fielding and Platt, and together they helped to set up the Gloucester Grand Opera Group.

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