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Theatre Royal pay tribute to ‘Trigger’

Just Regional
Jan 16, 2014 2 mins read

Norwich Theatre Royal is paying tribute to acclaimed actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, who has died at the age of 69 from pancreatic cancer.

Roger, who lived in Norfolk, was both a performer at the theatre and a visitor to productions, and is being remembered for his skill as a character actor on stage and his gentle nature off-stage.

He last appeared for the theatre’s Actors Company in June 2009 at The Forum in a rehearsed reading of plays by Harold Pinter to mark Refugee Week opposite fellow Norfolk performer Kirsty Bushell and acclaimed TV and stage actor Jamie Glover.

Roger also performed on stage at the theatre most recently in the acclaimed French play Art opposite Nigel Havers in both May 2000 and February 2003.

The actor was a friend of Norwich Theatre Royal chief executive Peter Wilson, who had known him for over 25 years. Peter recalled: “I first met Roger when he created the role of Tim, the put-upon stage manager, in the very first production of Noises Off in the West End in 1983.

“He was an immaculate comedian, a thoughtful and considerate friend, an ambitious actor, and a genuinely intelligent, grounded and unpretentious person.

“I am very sorry to hear of his death. I, along with all of us at the theatre who met him, send our condolences to his family.”

Roger Lloyd-Pack in rehearsal

Roger Lloyd-Pack in rehearsal

 

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