For example there is a weary charlady
who wanders on and off in the lavish baronial hall set serving no great purpose in the unfolding of the drama and leaving you wondering why she's there at all.
Brought up in South-East London - where his mother worked as a cook and charlady
(house cleaner) and his father as a fish market porter - Sir Michael describes being paid inordinate amounts of cash throughout his career as "surreal".
At the end of Gough's incredible performance the whole theatre, including acting royalty such as Harvey Keitel, Zoe Wanamaker and Richard E Grant, spontaneously stood and roared their approval for the would-be charlady
who cleaned-up with the critics.
His father was a fish-market porter, his mother a charlady
The only character who does exhibit such a sensibility is Robbie Turner, the ill-fated son of the Tallis family's charlady
Joan is still the Trotter family breadwinner, holding down a job at the Ritz cinema while also working as Freddie's charlady
It had been found by Madame Bastian, the charlady
who emptied the German embassy's waste paper baskets.
Similarly, in the eyes of the Tallis family and their set, Robbie, despite his Cambridge first, is little more than a peasant, the son of "a charlady
who supplemented her income as an occasional clairvoyant" (81).
The son of a charlady
and a Billingsgate Fish Market porter (who died of liver cancer when Michael was 24), he left grammar school at 16 and did national service, seeing action in Korea.
Donna McLennon, six, and her sister Maria, 10, right, went as a chimney sweep and a charlady
You'd hear ITMA's characters imitated every day but the most memorable catchphrase of all belonged to the charlady
Mrs Mopp, who bequeathed her name to a generation of cleaners.
Lyn Paul gives a tremendous performance as Mrs Johnstone, the charlady
who gives away a twin with tragic results.