I was feeling a little blue earlier. And so I decided to look up the CATS rehearsal videos from 1994, shot at the New London Theatre in the West End. I love watching young Richard, all of 22, dancing up a storm. Surely, the quality of the images is not great, a bit of a blur; but I can still recognize him. The height, of course. The profile. Those big, beautiful hands. The thighs. You are a very distinctive-looking fellow, dear Richard.
And as I watched it, I could feel the interior smile beginning and spreading to the outside.
I felt what I can only describe as joy.
Thank you, Richard.
P.S. if you have any trouble picking him out, here’s a hint. Ponytail. 😉