Crazy For You. Photo by Catherine Ferris.
Karen Clarke also holds workshops around the UK (using past members of the group who are now in the professional business) in all aspects of the theatre industry including stage management, set design, costumes, lighting and sound, thus extending the knowledge of theatre and reintroducing it with the new generation.
DONALD ARTHUR FERRARI CLARKE
10/09/31 – 03/07/06
Don was the life and soul of every show, making sure that he would attend every performance he could. He loved musicals. From as long as we can remember, musicals were all he would talk about, whenever any musical came on the television we all would have to watch it, usually the ones that made you cry at the end. He brought the amazing world of music into our lives. We all know that he has educated members of Karen Clarke, in every 30’s 40’s and 50’s film that existed.
When it came to Karen Clarke’s annual show, he would advise his daughter Tracey how the roles should be played. He had a real passion for musicals, which he certainly has passed on to his children and grandchildren which they will pass again to their children. Daily he would use quotes from many shows such as, ‘Carousel’, “You’ll never walk alone”, and ‘Singing in the Rain’, ‘Sound of Music’ and ‘42nd Street’, and many more. He would use these quotes over dinner and in conversation, even up to his last words, the day he passed away with “Be Back Soon” from Oliver His passion will carry through his daughter and granddaughters work within Karen Clarke and his soul will live on.