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Wendy Rea

Married to David. Mother of Ailsa, Katrina and Fiona Hobdell. Grandmother of Phia Scott.

From the programme for Hiccups, October 1988:-

Growing too tall for the ballet (wherein she had made a promising debut at the age of four), Wendy Rae instead concentrated on dancing in amateur shows and pantomimes, progressing to playing principals. Genasta A.D.C. of Surbiton (where she met her husband David) developed her acting talents in 'Wild Goose Chase' and the title role in 'The Reluctant Debutante' and her versatility was further extended by the Kingston Operatic Socirty, wherein, as well as singing and dancing, she choreographed several works. She has also danced at the Scala Theatre in London in 'Bitter Sweet'. Like David, she has appeared in plays and musicals for the D.D.O.S. and has worked with him in a number of O.D.S. productions, notably, 'Trap For A Lonely Man' which she also performed for the Westcott Player. In recent years she is perhaps best remembered for her intensely dramatic role in 'Murder Deferred'. David and Wendy have three daughters who seem to have inherited some of their parents' artistic skills.

Productions participated in

Red Hot Cinders
The Pigeon with the Silver Foot
Dec 1977 Prince Charming
Big Bad Mouse Mar 1978 Fiona Jones
The Secretary Bird Nov 1979 Molly Forsyth
Bonaventure Mar 1980 Sarat Carn
Lloyd George Knew my Father Nov 1980 Properties
Suddenly at Home Mar 1981 Helen Tenby
The Full Treatment Nov 1981 Production Assistant / Box Office
Confusions Mar 1982 Rosemary / Mrs Pearce
Trap for a Lonely Man May 1983 The Woman
Murder Deferred May 1985 Ruth Cousins
Hiccups Oct 1988 Renata
A Small Affair Oct 1990 Stevie
House Guest Apr 1991 Stella Drury
The Boundary Nov 1991 Brenda
Ring Round the Moon May 1992 Lady India / Choreographer
Half an Idea Nov 1992 Mrs Peters
Rave no more Jul 1993 Janice Saunders
Habeas Corpus Autumn 1993 Lady Rumpers
Curses, Foiled Again! Spring 1994 Sandra / Nurse
Cindy Ella
Red Riding Hood
Dec 1994 Fairy Godmother
Fairy Queen
The Saxon Wives of Ellandune May 1995 Judith
Last Tango in Ockley May 1996 Joyce
From here to the Library
The Walking Dead
May 1997 Front of House
Caught on the Hop Nov 1997 Sophie Fontaineau
What's for Pudding? May 1998 Maureen
After September? Nov 1998 Miss Kyte