Actors & Writers London
Sketch of spoof thespian by Max India
Professional readings of new plays
Personal web pages
Networking, friendship and fun
actorsandwriters.london

HELEN DYMOND

Writer

Photograph of Helen Dymond

Helen Dymond’s fascination with Handel started in the 1980s when she sang in the Handel Opera Chorus and realised how little we understand of this iconic figure who wrote the most important choral work in the English language.

She supplied the research for a Channel 4 film, Honour, Profit and Pleasure, starring Simon Callow in 1985 for the Handel Tercentenary, and in the same year her Handel-Lover’s Chorus, a comic arrangement of the Hallelujah Chorus, was published by Novello, re-issued in 2009 and is still in print.

Scenes from her radio play Handel and Susannah were performed in costume in 2005 at the Handel House Museum, with Julian Perkins as Handel, and Kate Manley variously playing Susannah Cibber, Francesca Cuzzoni and Kitty Clive.

Her one-act play Handel’s Feast, starring David Bamber, with musical direction by Laurence Cummings, was performed in the London Handel Festival in 2009 for the composer’s 250th Memorial.

Finding Handel is her ultimate work on this topic and her most ambitious, written variously as a radio play, stage play and novella. Apart from these writings, and some unpublished poetry, Helen was a busy college lecturer for 45 years, ending up at the City Lit, creating and teaching courses on Handel and on The Psychology of Religion.

Contact

The personal contact facility has been suspended.
Please email paddygormley@gmail.com, who will forward.
Actors & Writers London
Contact Site-Wide Links Welcome Readings Biographies Membership Guidelines Photographs Backstage Contact

Actors & Writers London (AWL) cannot accept responsibility for any issues arising from the biographical or photographic content of any personal page on this website.

All personal information about AWL members in this website is supplied by the individuals themselves. AWL accepts individuals' photographs for publication in this website in good faith that either (a) any photograph submitted for publication in this website is the intellectual property of the member pictured in the photograph or (b) the member pictured in the photograph has secured an appropriate licence whereby the photograph may be legally published in this website.

AWL accepts photographs of and other information about individuals for publication in this website exclusively subject to the conditions that (a) the individual accepts full personal responsibility for all issues arising from the publication of any personal photographs or other personal information such as the individual may provide to AWL for the purpose of publication in this website and (b) the individual agrees to hold AWL harmless in the event of any legal challenge whatsoever arising from the publication in this website of any personal photographs or other personal information pertaining to the individual.

© Copyright 1998-2019 Actors & Writers London.  All rights reserved.