An­drea takes fi­nal bow

UK Barbados Nation - - NEWS - By HEATHER-LYNN EVANSON heather­lynevan­[email protected]­tion­news.com @Heather­lyn_­na­tionbb

AN ICON of the en­ter­tain­ment and cul­tural in­dus­try has passed.

An­drea Gol­lop-greenidge, whose name is in­deli­bly as­so­ci­ated with the­atre and the arts in Bar­ba­dos, died on De­cem­ber 9 af­ter be­ing hos­pi­talised for the pre­vi­ous ten days. She was 74.

Gol­lop-greenidge, who started her pub­lic ser­vice life as an in­for­ma­tion of­fi­cer with Govern­ment In­for­ma­tion Ser­vice, be­came one of the most fa­mous comedic ac­tresses on the lo­cal stage, all the while us­ing her cul­tural acu­men to help cre­ate the Na­tional Cul­tural Foun­da­tion (NCF).

She was one of the first cast mem­bers of the stage pro­duc­tion

Pam­palam which played at the then called Queen’s Park The­atre, now the Daphne Joseph-hackett The­atre, and she was noted for her char­ac­ter­i­sa­tion of the nosey

Lick Mout Lou.

Gol­lop-greenidge will al­ways be as­so­ci­ated with Jeanette Layne-clark, Elombe Mot­t­ley, Nigel Harper, Cyn­thia Wil­son and Alfred Prag­nell, and was not only given a Life­time Achieve­ment Award by the NCF, but was con­ferred with the Or­der Of The Bri­tish Em­pire, in 2010, for her con­tri­bu­tion to the per­form­ing arts in Bar­ba­dos.

Unique Ba­jan sense of hu­mour

She was a cen­tral part of the “can­tan­ker­ous” Ba­jan trio of char­ac­ters – the well-known voices of Gwen­nie, Hush­field and Dora in Dumplings In De Stew on Red­if­fu­sion, played by Marvo Man­ning, Alfred Prag­nell and her­self.

Prime Min­is­ter Mia Mot­t­ley as she paid tribute said Gol­lop-greenidge sym­bol­ised all things au­then­ti­cally Ba­jan in the per­form­ing arts and the­atre.

“Her pas­sion for Bar­ba­dian the­atre was matched by only a few. Her unique

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AN­DREA GOL­LOP-GREENIDGE with her Life­time Achiev­ment Award which was pre­sented in 2016.

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