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The Magic Toyshop (1987)

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After her parents are killed, a young girl is sent to London to live with her uncle and his family. Her uncle, who is a toymaker, secretly has the power to make his toys come to life, but ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Caroline Milmoe ...
Melanie
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Uncle Philip
Kilian McKenna ...
Finn
Patricia Kerrigan ...
Aunt Margaret
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Francie
Gareth Bushill ...
Jonathan
Marlene Sidaway ...
Mrs. Rundle
Georgina Hulme ...
Victoria
Marguerite Porter ...
Coppelia / Nymph
Lloyd Newson ...
Artist
Jeremy Kerridge ...
Chinaman (dancer)
Jayne Regan ...
Blank Puppet - dancer
Marina Stevenson ...
Cleopatra
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After her parents are killed, a young girl is sent to London to live with her uncle and his family. Her uncle, who is a toymaker, secretly has the power to make his toys come to life, but he also maintains dictatorial control over his family and intends to exercise the same control over the new arrival. Written by Anonymous

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19 November 1987 (Australia)  »

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I performed in this film when i was 10!!!
6 November 2007 | by (Manchester United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

When I was 10 years old (in 1986) the school i attended at the time performed parts of the audio sound track. We were in the award winning school choir of Saint Elizabeths Primary School in South Manchester.

In the summer we always used to perform in the RNCM (Royal Northern College of Music) in some competition i no longer remember the name of. After the event we were asked to contribute vocals to the music score of an up and coming film produced by Granada TV.

I remember the day coming and ten or so of the top choir singers, of which i was one (pre my voice breaking), went down to the studios in Manchester City Centre on a coach, with our now long since deceased teacher John Dennision. (a great man!) We spent what i remember to be a very tiring and very very long day repeating the same bars over and over again in a studio. These were then to be cut and arranged into sounding like a very large group of children singing the track.

I remember then being very excited about the film being released only then to be told the school had found out it is an adult theme film and we were not allowed to see it.

Further to this the school was outraged at the children's choir being used in a film of this theme and demanded that our school be completely uncredited from the film and it was kind of never mentioned again.

I did watch it in 1988 but don't really remember the story. However I can still remember some of the bars we sang! I'd love to see it again. Not only to see it as a film but to hear the music again. (there are 3 VHS copies on amazon.co.uk for £39.99, which is a bit steep) I'll keep looking....


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