At eighteen, after moving to London with dreams of becoming an actress, an impressionable girl who paints freckles on her face begins work experience in a West End theatre company. In between mail-outs and making cups of coffee she meets the formidable producer Thelma Holt. Within a fortnight Thelma has stolen her and renamed her. From that moment she becomes Sweetpea. Existing somewhere between glamour and penury, Sweetpea finds herself surrounded by dynamic personalities and struggling to trust her own creative instincts. Over the years her apprenticeship takes in unusual demands, misbehaving actors, divinely inspired directors and a hot-air balloon ride with British theatre's finest.
by Sir Ranulph Fiennes
by Chris Stewart
by Neal Bascomb
by Iain Maitland
by Mark Boyle
by Henry Marsh
by Harry Leslie Smith
by Joanna Rakoff
by Damien Lewis
by Ruth Goodman
by Phil Collins
by John Grindrod
"The dazzling coming-of-age memoir of a young woman's apprenticeship to a maverick theatre producer, against the backdrop of London's West End in the 1980s and 1990s.
“A charming memoir about offstage theatrical shenanigans, Get Me the Urgent Biscuits is an elegy for a London that is wholly lost…” THE TIMES
“A superbly written and moving account of one woman's efforts to understand the world and her own place in it.” DAILY MAIL"
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