COMMUNITY THEATRE MOURNS THE LOSS OF A FOUNDING MEMBER

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MYLES HENRY SHARPE 19th February 1927 – 11th September 2014

It was with deep sadness, that Mornington CEF Players farewelled much loved founding member Myles Sharpe.  Myles, together with his wife Val, was an integral part of the local theatre community and the Mornington community at large.  Born and bred in Mornington, Myles’s love of theatre began with weekly visits to the Plaza Theatre in Main Street (now the First Choice Complex), where from the age of 11 he sold ice creams at interval.  In his late teens he worked as a projectionist in the city before returning to Mornington to work at the Plaza in the same capacity.   In 1948 he was a founding member of CEF PLAYERS. Over the past 66 years he has helped entertain generations of theatre goers, whether On Stage, Directing, or in any one of his many other roles, including Ticket Seller, PR Agent or the very popular role of Lolly Seller. Many past and present CEF members were in attendance at his funeral. At Val’s request, Lauren Stewart of CEF sang ‘There’s No Business Like Show Business’, as a fitting Final Farewell.  This gentle giant of a man, will be greatly missed and our heartfelt condolences go out to Val and her family.

THERE’S NO PEOPLE LIKE SHOW PEOPLE, THEY SMILE WHEN THEY ARE LOW, YESTERDAY THEY TOLD YOU, YOU WOULD NOT GO FAR, THAT NIGHT YOU OPEN AND THERE YOU ARE, NEXT DAY ON YOUR DRESSING ROOM THEY’VE HUNG A STAR, LET’S GO ON WITH THE SHOW!

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