From today’s London Telegraph—
PATRICK FYFFE, who has died aged 60, was half of the cross-dressing act Hinge and Bracket, which enchanted audiences with its affectionate, slightly catty dialogues and renditions of such musical favourites as Noel Coward’s Play to Me, Gipsy, Ivor Novello’s We’ll Gather Lilacs, and Keep the Home Fires Burning.
Sipping sherry in a chintzy sitting room, Fyffe’s “Dame Hilda Bracket” and George Logan’s “Dr Evadne Hinge” looked back on more than 30 years’ musical collaboration in concert and light opera. The two “dear ladies” relished the opportunity to reminisce and cut each other down to size while periodically rising to sing, play the piano and even dance. The soprano Dame Hilda used to give a hilarious rendition of Gangway, employing the appropriate steps as if she were Jessie Matthews herself.
—I’ve never heard of Hinge and Bracket, but they sound delightful! Have any of our British Dopers ever caught their act?