1979 PRODUCTIONS
March

RASHOMON
by Fay and Michael Kanin
Directed by John Keyworth

Cast
PRIEST - Peter George
WOODCUTTER - Denis Ramsbottom
WIGMAKER - Brian Charlton
DEPUTY - Adrian Thompson
BANDIT - Adrian Thompson
HUSBAND - Greg Frost
WIFE - Jenny Compton
MOTHER - Rhonda Zimmerman
MEDIUM - Jane Wilson

'Dance of the Wind' performed by Rhonda Zimmerman

Stage Co-ordinator: James Bruce
Set and Lighting Design: James Bruce
Stage Manager David Teale
Asst. Stage Managers: Michael Stewart and Brian Shepherd
Asst. to the Producer: Joan Cain
Script Supervision: Jane Wilson
Scene Painting: Mary Ramsbottom
Lighting Execution: Steven Swadling
Sound Recording: John Hoad
Wardrobe: Feathers and Finery
Props: Sue Choat and Rhonda Zimmerman
Publicity: Anne Gilpin
Photography: Neville Lee

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August - September

CAGED BIRDS / MIXED DOUBLES /
IRRESISTIBLE ALBERT

Directed by Doreen Grant (Caged Birds)
James Bruce (Mixed Doubles and Irresistible Albert)

Cast
Caged Birds
THE LONG-TONGUED GOSSIP - Glenis Cowan
THE MIRROR-EYED GAZER - Elaine McGuire
THE MEDICATED GLOOM - Marjorie Chamberlain
THE REGULAR THUMP - Rosa Allen
THE CONSTANT TWITTERING - Christine Bartlett
THE GREAT GUZZLER - Joie Black
THE WILD ONE - Janet Walker
THE MISTRESS - Mary Ramsbottom

Mixed Doubles
THE VICAR - Larry Davis
JACKIE - Rhonda Zimmerman
PETE - Paul Miller
THE BANK MANAGER - Richard Hyde
THE HUSBAND - Larry Davis
THE WIFE - Laureen Davis
THE LAWYER - Richard Hyde
HARRY - Paul Miller
SHEILA - Rhonda Zimmerman
THE UNION OFFICIAL - Richard Hyde
THE OLD WOMAN - Rosa Allen
THE OLD MAN - Richard Hyde

VOICEOVER - John Keyworth

Irresistible Albert
ALBERT LOVEMORE - Reg Russell
MAVIS HARTLEY - Sue Choat
DR HENRY RUTTERBY - Larry Davis
DR CORAL DAVIS - Laureen Davis
ALICE WILLIAMS - Rhonda Zimmerman

Stage Manager: David Teale
Asst. Stage Manager: Mark Stewart
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Lighting Execution: John Hoad
Wardrobe: Feathers and Finery
Publicity: John Keyworth
Sound Recording: John Hoad
Programme: Miranda Brennan and Jean Gore

For Caged Birds
Script Supervision and Props Management: Doreen Grant
Set Design: John Keyworth
Set Construction: Syd Grant and Allan Cowan

For Mixed Doubles and Irresistible Albert
Script Supervision and Props: Sue Choat
Set Design and Construction: James Bruce
Scene Painting: Mary Ramsbottom

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October - December

PARDON ME, PRIME MINISTER
by Edward Taylor and John Graham
Directed by Marjorie Chamberlain

Cast
GEORGE VENABLES MP - Michael Hill
RODNEY CAMPBELL - Greg Frost
MISS FROBISHER - Sonia Matson
HECTOR CRAMOND MP - Brian Belcher
SYBIL VENABLES - Beverly Lawson
SHIRLEY SPRINGER - Joie Black
JANE ROTHERBROOK - Louise Fitzgerald
DORA SPRINGER - Pat Keyworth
A MAN - Pat Coffey

Stage Co-ordinator: James Bruce
Set and Lighting Design: James Bruce
Stage Manager: Pat Coffey
Asst. Stage Manager: Ivy Coffey
Script Supervisor: Sheelagh Butler
Artist: Mary Ramsbottom
Sound Recording: John Hoad
Wardrobe: Joyce Harvey
Props: Steve Andrews
Publicity: Judith Byles
Photographer: John Ireland

Production Photos

 
1978 PRODUCTIONS
     
February

DEAR CHARLES
by Alan Melville
Directed by Marjorie Chamberlain

Cast
MARTHA - Christine Walker
EDWARD - Richard Hyde
WALTER - Tony Harvey
BRUNO - Paul Stewart
DENISE DARVEL - Joie Black
MARTINE - Michelle Barnard
SIR MICHAEL ANSTRUTHER - Brian Belcher
JAN LETZARESCO - David Wood
DOMINIQUE LECLER - Gary Thompson
MADAM DUCHEMIN - Mary Ramsbottom
LUCIENNE - Sue Boothroyd and Cathy Hopkins
LEAN-PIERRE - Steve Andrews

Set and Lighting Design: James Bruce
Stage Manager: Sheelagh Butler
Wardrobe: Feathers and Finery
Props: Margaret Benson
Script Supervision: Kathy Hopkins
Stage Assistants: Sonia Mattson and J.A. Ireland
Photography: John Hoad

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April

THE ANNIVERSARY
by Bill MacIlwraith
Directed by Doreen Grant

Cast
TOM - Jim Mannell
SHIRLEY - Ann Gilpin
HENRY - Peter Murtagh
TERRY - Bill Gibbons
KAREN - Joanne Lambert
MUM - Marjorie Chamberlain

Stage Management: Steve Andrews
Script Supervisor: Jill Couchman
Props: Jillian Hayden
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Wardrobe: Feathers and Finery
Set Decor: Esther Clarke
Publicity: Denis Walker
Sound Recording: James Bruce
Photography: Arthur Bullard

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July

DON'T UTTER A NOTE
by Anton Delmar
Directed by John Keyworth

Cast
FLORENCE PRINGLE - Pat Keyworth
NELLIE PRINGLE - Elaine McGuire
VICAR - Denis Ramsbottom
BASHER BATES - Michael Hill
NICK - Peter Youill
SALLY - Jennie Feshwater
POLICE SERGEANT HOWLETT - Peter George
ARNOLD BARRACLOUGH - Harry Pegg

Stage Management: Sheelagh Butler and David Teale
Script Supervisor: Joan Cain
Props: Lyne Clarke and Jenny McLean
Set and Lighting Design: James Bruce
Wardrobe: Feathers and Finery
Set Decor: Esther Clarke
Publicity: Denis Walker
Sound Recording: John Hoad
Photography: Arthur Bullard

Production Photos


October

THERE GOES THE BRIDE
by Ray Cooney and John Chapman
Directed by Doreen Grant
Choreography by Roseann McDonald

Cast
URSULA WESTERBY - Helen Phillips
JUDY WESTERBY - Judy Wright
DR GERALD DRIMMOND - Larry Davis
DAPHNE DRIMMOND - Wyn Armstrong
TIMOTHY WESTERBY - Jim Mannell
BILL SHORTER - Robert Kempt
POLLY PERKINS - Elizabeth Henwood
CHARLES BABCOCK - Dick Moss

Stage Co-ordinator: James Bruce
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Stage Manager: Pat Coffey
Set Design and Decor: Doreen Grant
Assistant to the Producer and Script Supervisor: Ann Gilpin
Wardrobe: Joyce Harvey
Sound Recordings: John Hoad
Floral Arrangements: Bernadette Giles
Photography: Arthur Bullard

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1977 PRODUCTIONS
     

February

HAY FEVER
by Noel Coward
Directed by Marjorie Chamberlain

Cast
JUDITH BLISS - Joie Black
DAVID BLISS - Colm McPhelimy
SOREL BLISS - Lyne Winsom
SIMON BLISS - Dennis Bush
MYRA ARUNDEL - Kay McKelvie
RICHARD GREATHAM - Brian Belcher
JACKIE CORYTON - Serena Fasullo
SANDY TYRELL - David Wood
CLARA - Rosa Allen

Stage Co-ordinator and Lighting Design: James Bruce
Stage Manager: Peter Asher
Set Design: Geoff Bond
Wardrobe: Esther Clarke
Script Supervisor: Dorothy Boothroyd
Props: Katherine Mason
Photography: Cy Elliot
Technician Manager: Sandy Toole

Production Photos


April

UPROAR IN THE HOUSE
by Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot
Directed by Doreen Grant

Cast
CYRIL ALCOCK - Terry Clarke
MONICA JOHNSON - Kathy Goddard
YVONNE WILBY - Krista Suivi
MELANIE SINCLAIR - Helen Phillips
BERNARD LOCKWOOD - Harry Pegg

NIGEL PITT - Jim Mannell
SIR LINDSAY COOPER - Larry Davis
LADY COOPER - Elaine McGuire
DAVID PROSSER - Peter Murtagh
ANDREW GREY - Max Mapleson
AUDREY GREY - Diana Glenn
THE PHOTOGRAPHER - Damien Pragnell
ISABEL - Pearl Hansen

Stage Co-ordinator and Lighting Design: James Bruce
Stage Manager: Phil Roberts
Set Design: Doreen Grant
Set Decor and Wardrobe: Esther Clarke
Script Supervision: Kerry Johnson
Props: William Kleinman
Feature Window: Krista Suivi
Photography: Cy Elliott

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July

LADY WINDERMERE'S FAN
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by John Keyworth and Marjorie Chamberlain

Cast
LORD WINDEMERE - David Wood
LORD DARLINGTON - Greg Frost
LORD AUGUSTUS LORTON - Alan Fairlie
MR DUMBY - Steve Andrews
MR CECIL GRAHAM - Ian Kerr
MR HOOPER - Dennis Tafe
PARKER, BUTLER - Dick Hyde
LADY WINDEMERE - Jennie Freshwater
MRS ERLYNNE - Janet Walker
DUCHESS OF BERWICK - Marjorie Chamberlain
LADY AGATHA CARLISLE - Dorothy Boothroyd
LADY PLIMDALE - Mary Ramsbottom
LADY JEDBURGH - Christine Walker
LADY STUFIELD - Julie Dumbrell
MRS COWPER-COWPER - Katherine Mason
ROSALIE (THE MAID) - Michelle Barnard

Stage Co-ordinator, Set and Lighting Design: James Bruce
Stage Manager: Peter Asher
Wardrobe: Feathers and Finery
Script Supervision: Lynne Clarke
Props and Stage Manager Assists: Sheila Butler, Glenda McIntosh, Margaret Benson, J.A Ireland and Paul O'Donnell
Photography: David Teale

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October

GASLIGHT
by Patrick Hamilton
Directed by John Keyworth

Cast
MRS MANNINGHAM - Pay Keyworth
MR MANNINGHAM - Michael Hill
ROUGH - Denis Ramsbottom
NANCY - Julie Dumbrell
ELIZABETH - Clare Gannon
POLICE CONSTABLE - Phil Roberts

Set and Lighting Design: James Bruce
Stage Manager: Phil Roberts
Set Decor: Esther Clarke
Wardrobe: Feathers and Finery
Script Supervision: Sheelagh Butler
Props and Stage Assistants: Kathy Hopkins, Sonia Mattson, Glenda McIntosh, J.A Ireland, David Teale and Brett Stratton
Photography: Michael Boothroyd
Technicians: Paul O'Donnell

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1976 PRODUCTIONS
 
February

MR PIM PASSES BY
by A.A. Milne
Directed by Ambrose Foster

Cast
GEORGE MARDEN J.P - Denis Ramsbottom
OLIVIA (HIS WIFE) - Mary Ramsbottom
DINAH (HIS NIECE) - Sandra Cotsios
LADY MARDEN (HIS AUNT) - Clare Gannon
BRIAN STRANGE - Phil Roberts
CARRAWAY PIM - Tom Davies
ANNE - June Colbert

Stage Manager: Stephen Chonka
Script Assistant: June Colbert
Props and Prompt: Alexandra Toole
Photography: Bill Cotsios
Special Artwork: Mary Ramsbottom
Costume Consultant: Esther Clarke
Set Design: Denis Ramsbottom
Lighting and Sound Design: Noel Madden

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May

TOBACCO ROAD
by Jack Kirkland
Directed by John Keyworth

Cast
JESTER LESTER - Jim Farrow
DUDE LESTER - Stephen Chonka
GRANDMA LESTER - Nola Phillips
ADA LESTER - Lyn Winson
ELLIE MAY - Betty Leone
LUV BENSEY - Bill Werner
HENRY PEABODY - Tom Davies
SISTER BESSIE RICE - Ann McLennan
PEARL - Julie Dumbrell
CAPTAIN TIM - Greg Frost
GEORGE PAYNE - Richard Hyde

Stage Director: James Bruce
Stage Manager: Peter Youill and Peter Lake
Lighting and Set Design: James Bruce
Wardrobe: Esther Clarke
Script Supervision: Brian Belcher
Props: Brian Belcher
Set Decor: Esther Clarke
Photography: Cy Elliot

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July

HOW THE OTHER HALF LOVES
by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Doreen Grant

Cast
FRANK FOSTER - Lawrence Hinwood
FIONA FOSTER - Shirley Oberg
BOB PHILLIPS - Brian Charlton
TERESA PHILLIPS - Lynne McGranger
WILLIAM FEATHERSTONE - Greg Frost
MARY FEATHERSTONE - Lyn Winson

Prologue by: Kay McKelvie

Stage Manager: Geoffrey Bond
Script Supervisor: Kay McKelvie
Props: Clare Gannon
Set Decor: Esther Clarke
Front of House Management: Richard Hyde
Sound Recording: James Bruce
Photography: Cy Elliott and Daisy Wilkie
Publicity: Stephen Chonka

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October

SAILOR BEWARE!
by Philip King and Falkland Carey
Directed by James Bruce

Cast
EMMA HORNETT - Mary Ramsbottom
SHIRLEY HORNETT - Betty Leone
DAPHNE PINK - Gaylene Gray
EDIE HORNETT - Christine Walker
MRS LACK - Eileen Garland
HENRY HORNETT - Richard Hyde
CAMOUSTIE BLIGH A.B - Damien Pragnell
ALBERT TUFNELL A.B - John Worthington
THE REV. OLIVER PUREFOY - Peter Asher

Stage Manager: Peter Asher
Script Supervisor: Ann McClellan
Props: Kerry Johnson and John Worthington
Set and Lighting Design: James Bruce
Wardrobe: Esther Clarke
Publicity: Ann McClellan, Chris Walker, Denis Walker and Paul O'Donnell
Sound Recording: James Bruce
Furniture Construction: Geoffrey Bond
Photography: Cy Elliott
Posies: Jo Cherpillod
Wedding Cake: Stuarts Cakes, Newtown

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1975 PRODUCTIONS
 
February

LAUGHTER IN THE DARK
by Victor Lucas
Directed by James Bruce

Cast
GRIPE - Dennis Allen
ALATHAE BUDGETT - Mary Ramsbottom
HERBERT BUDGETT - Douglas Brownlow
BELINDA BUDGETT - June Colbert
CYRIL CARRAWAY - Gordon Twiford
BUNNY TUCKER - Jane Ramsbottom
THUNDERCLOUD - Russell Faulkner
GOSFORTH: Richard Hyde and Denis Ramsbottom
LYDIA PRENTICE - Linda Myers
ALEC OGLEBY - Terry Clarke
AUNT EMILY BUDGETT - Christine Walker
SPECTRESS - Paul Bryson and Valantina Twiford

Stage Manager: John McCall
Assistant Stage Managers: Valentina Twiford and Paul Bryson
Set and Lighting Design: James Bruce
Set Decor: Esther Clarke
Props: Lesley Barnard and Christine Walker
Artwork: Margaret Langan
Wardrobe: Esther Clarke
Script Supervisor: Lesley Barnard
Photography: Carl Ahistron

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May

AN INSPECTOR CALLS
by J.B. Priestley
Directed by Lesley Asher

Cast
ARTHUR BIRLING - Arthur Willshaw
GERALD CROFT - Iain Barnar
d
SHEILA BIRLING - Sandra Cotsios
SYBIL BIRLING - Lesley Asher
EDNA - Rhonda Jenkins
ERIC BIRLING - Peter Asher Jnr
INSPECTOR GOOLE - Barry Alsop

Stage Managers: James Bruce and Phil Roberts
Set Designer: Peter Asher Snr
Lighting Design:James Bruce
Set Decor: Esther Clarke
Props: Keenor Owen
Artwork: Margaret Langan
Wardrobe: Esther Clarke
Script Supervisor: Rhonda Jenkins
Hair Styles: Philip
Photography: Bill Cotsios
Paintings: Mary Ramsbottom

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August

THE CELL
by Robert Wales
Directed by John Keyworth

Cast
SISTER CATHERINE - Pat Keyworth
SISTER LEONORA - Judith Walker
SISTER VEYNARD - Ruth Murphy
MOTHER DENIS - Clare Gannon
FATHER MORRIS - Mark Godfrey
EILEEN - Leone Powell
SISTER MATTHEW - June Colbert
SISTER GONZAGA - Kay McKelvie
FIRST DELIQUENT GIRL - Christine Ibbotson
SECOND DELIQUENT GIRL - Marie Ellery
NUNS: Marie Ellery, Margot Tucker and Nola Phillips

Stage Director: James Bruce
Assistants: Peter lake, Bernard Hanrahan and Joe Camilleri
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Set Design: Peter Asher Snr.

Props: Nola Phillips
Wardrobe: Esther Clarke
Script Supervision: Margot Tucker
Photography: Bill Cotsios
Set Decor: Esther Clarke and Mary Ramsbottom
Artwork: Margaret Langan and Ron Russell

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November

RING ROUND THE MOON
by Jean Anouilh
Directed by Marjorie Chamberlain

Cast
JOSHUA - Dick Hyde
HUGO - Brian Charlton
FREDERICK - Brian Charlton
DIANA MESSERSCHMANN - Joanne Vinson
LADY INDIA - Jackie Coombs
PATRICE BOMBELLES - Doug Brownlow
MADAME DESMORTES - Marjorie Chamberlain
CAPULET - Christine Walker
MESSERCHMANN - John Hill
ROMAINVILLE - Stephen Chonka
ISABELLE - Linda Gassman
HER MOTHER - Janet Walker
A GENERAL - Tom Davies

Stage Manager: James Bruce
Lighting and Set Design: James Bruce
Wardrobe: Esther Clarke
Script Supervision: Jan Kiernan
Props: Dianne Foreman
Photography: Bill Cotsios
Artwork: Margaret Langan and Ron Russell
Makeup: Judith Walker

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1974 PRODUCTIONS
 
July

THE HOSTAGE
by Brendan Behan
Directed by Dennis Allen
Movement and Choreography by Dawn Lance

Cast
PAT - Colm McPhelimy
MEG DILLON - Lesley Asher
MONSEWER - John Hill
RIO RITA - Stephen Hargreaves
PRINCESS GRACE - Peter Bush
MR MULLEADY - Terry Clarke
MISS GILCHRIST - Elaine McGuire
COLLETTE - Linda Elliott
ROPEAN - Rosa Allen
LESLIE WILLIAMS - Hugh Wade
TERESA - Lorna Gruit
I.R.A. OFFICER - Denis Ramsbottom
VOLUNTEER: John McCall
RUSSIAN SAILOR - Robert Erwin

Stage Manager: James Bruce
Set Design: Peter Asher
Wardrobe: Esther Clarke
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Lighting and Sound Technician: Kevin Griffin
Publicity Officer: Mark Hollis
Programmes: Ted Foley
Programme Artwork: Len Howes
Front of House Manager: Christine Walker
Script Supervision and Props: Joan Afford

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April

I'LL GET MY MAN
by Philip King
Directed by Lesley Asher

Cast
THE REVEREND ARTHUR HUMPHREY - Michael Barrell
MRS CARTER: Cara Cranney
HARRIET HUMPHREY: Mary Ramsbottom
WINIFRED BARRINGTON LOCKE: Marjorie Chamberlain
PETER (VENTURE MAN) GRAHAM: Stephen Hargreaves
A PHOTOGRAPHER: John McCall
JOSEPHINE DE BRISSAC: Elaine McGuire
PIXIE (I'LL GET MY MAN) POTTER: Lorna Gruit and Linda Elliott
THE BISHOP OF LAX: Tony Cornell

Stage Manager: John McCall
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Lighting Technicians: Peter Bush and mark Hollis
Set Design: Peter Asher
Script Supervisor: Linda Elliot
Props: Lorna Gruit
Programmes: Len Howes
Programme Artwork: Margaret Langan
Publicity: Ted Foley
Front of House Manager: Christine Walker

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July

THEY CAME TO A CITY
by J.B. Priestly
Directed by Marjorie Chamberlain

Cast
JOE DINMORE - Terry Clarke
MALCOLM STRITTON - Dennis Allen
CUDWORTH - Colm McPhelimy
SIR GEORGE GEDNEY - Peter Asher
ALICE FOSTER - Cara Cranney
PHILLIPA LOXFIELD - Jan Pittard
LADY LOXFIELD - Rosa Allen
DOROTHY STRITTON - Lyn de Voll
MRS BATELY - Keenor Owen

Stage Manager: James Bruce
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Lighting and Sound Technicians: Peter Bush and Mark Hollis
Set Design: Peter Asher
Script Supervisor: John McCall
Programme Artwork: Noelene Fishburn
Publicity: Peter Bush
Front of House Manager: Christine Walker

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September

THE HOLLOW
by Agatha Christie
Directed by Dennis Allen

Cast
HENRIETTA ANGKATELL - Lesley Barnard
SIR HENRY ANGKATELL
- Terry Clarke and Dick Hyde
MIDGE HARVEY - Sandra Cotsios
LADY ANGKATELL - Marjorie Chamberlain
GUDGEON - Ted Foley
EDWARD ANGKATELL - Warwick Brennan
GERDA CRISTOW - Elaine McGuire
JOHN CRISTOW M.D - Brian Charlton
VERONICA CRAYE - Linda Elliott
DORIS - Linda Myers
INSPECTOR COLQUHOUN - Dennis Allen
SERGEANT PENNY - Denis Ramsbottom

Stage Director: James Bruce
Set Design: Peter Asher
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Lighting Technician: Peter Bush
Sound Technician: Peter Bush
Script Supervisor: Rosa Allen
Props: June Colbert
Wardrobe: Esther Clarke
Publicity Manager: Stephen Hargreaves
Front of House Manager: John McCall
Sculptures: Margaret Langan

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1973 PRODUCTIONS
 
March

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND
by Tom Stoppard
Directed by Joy Baker and Peter Shepherd

Cast
MOON - Terry Bell
BIRDBOOT - Dick Moss
MRS DRUDGE - Wyn Armstrong
SIMON - David Bent
FELCITY - Lorna Gruit
CYNTHIA - Margaret Robertson
MAGNUS - John Hill
INSPECTOR HOUND - Denis Ramsbottom
BODY - Lindsay Haines

Set Design: Anthony Babicci
Set Construction: Anthony Babicci, James Bruce and Peter Asher
Stage Extension: James Bruce
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Stage Manager: Dennis Allen
Publicity: Joan Haley
Programmes: Len Howes
Front of House: Maggie Wilcox
Prompt: Joy Moss

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May

SEE HOW THEY RUN
by Philip King
Directed by Lesley Asher

Cast
IDA, A MAID - Christine Walker
MISS SKILLON - Mary Ramsbottom
THE REVEREND LIONEL TOOP - Tony Cornell
PENELOPE TOOP, HIS WIFE - Joy Baker
LANCE CORPORAL CLIVE WINTON - Philip Levy
THE INTRUDER - Hugh Wade
THE BISHOP OF LAX - John Hill
THE REV. ARTHUR HUMPHREY - Dennis Allen
SERGEANT TOWERS - Michael Wilson

Stage Manager: James Bruce
Set Design: Peter Asher
Set Construction: Peter Asher and Denis Ramsbottom
Script Supervisor: Janet Walker
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Lighting Technician: Peter Bush
Publicity: Joan Haley
Programmes: Len Howes
Programme Artwork: Anthony Babbici
Front of House: Maggie Wilcox

Production Photos


JulyS

PYGMALION
by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Marjorie Chamberlain

Cast
CLARA EYNSFORD HILL - Lorna Gruit
MRS EYNSFORD HILL - Kaye Lawson
A BYSTANDER - Lindsay Haines
FREDDY EYNSFORD HILL - Stephen Hargreaves

ELIZA DOOLITTLE - Lesley Barnard
COLONEL PICKERING - Dennis Allen
PROFESSOR HIGGINS - Barry Alsop
THE SARCASTIC BYSTANDER - Jane Ramsbottom
VOICE OF TAXI-MEN AND POLICEMEN - Dennis Allen
MRS PEARCE - Hilda Loring
ALFRED DOOLITTLE - Dick Moss
MRS HIGGINS - Joy Moss
PARLOURMAID - Jane Ramsbottom

Stage Manager: John Edwards
Set Design: James Bruce
Artist: Margaret Langan
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Lighting Technician: Peter Bush
Publicity: Lesley Asher
Programmes: Len Howes
Programme Artwork: Anthony Babbici
Front of House: Maggie Wilcox
Eliza Doolittle's Flowers: Norah Howes

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September

SEE HOW THEY RUN
by Philip King
Directed by Lesley Asher

Cast
IDA, A MAID - Lesley Barnard
MISS SKILLON - Mary Ramsbottom
THE REVEREND LIONEL TOOP - Tony Cornell
PENELOPE TOOP, HIS WIFE - Janet Walker
LANCE CORPORAL CLIVE WINTON - Philip Levy
THE INTRUDER - Hugh Wade
THE BISHOP OF LAX - John Hill
THE REV. ARTHUR HUMPHREY - Dennis Allen
SERGEANT TOWERS - Michael Wilson

Stage Manager: James Bruce
Set Design: Peter Asher
Set Construction: Peter Asher and Denis Ramsbottom
Script Supervisor: Janet Walker
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Lighting Technician: Peter Bush
Publicity: Ted Foley
Programmes: Len Howes
Programme Artwork: Anthony Babbici
Front of House: Christine Walker

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1972 PRODUCTIONS
 
February

FIVE FINGER EXERCISE
by Peter Shaffer
Directed by Marjorie Chamberlain

Cast
LOUSIE HARRINGTON - Lesley Asher
CLIVE HARRINGTON - Dennis Bush
STANLEY HARRINGTON - Tony Cornell
WALTER LANGER - Barry Alsop
PAMELA HARRINGTON - Lynne Nash

Set Design: Peter Asher
Set Construction: Peter Asher, Denis Ramsbottom, Bruce Pittman, Lee Wolcox and Peter Asher Jnr
Stage Manager: Denis Golden
Script Supervisor: Christine Walker
Props: Graham Bush
Lighting Designer: James Bruce

Wardrobe: Jean Davies
Painting and Cover Design: Anthony Babicci
Publicity:
Bob and Jean Haley
Programmes: Len Howes
Front of House: Maggie Wilcox

Production Photos


April

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
by Oscar Wilde
Directed by Joy Baker

Cast
LANE - Henry Elliott
ALGERNON MONCRIEFF - Brian Charlton
JOHN WORTHING - Terence Bell
LADY BARACKNELL - Marjorie Chamberlain
GWENDOLEN FAIRFAX - Kaye Lawson
CECILY CARDEW - Lorrinda Robinson
MISS PRISM - Mary Ramsbottom
REV. CANON CHASUBLE - Harry Pegg
MERRIMAN - Leslie Nelson

Set Design and Artwork: Anthony Babicci
Assistant to the Producer: Margaret Barnett
Set Construction: Peter Asher
Stage Manager: Les Nelson
Script Supervisor: Helen Gregory
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Costumes: Elizabethan Trust
Programmes: Len Howes
Front of House: Maggie Wilcox

Production Photos


July

BILLY LIAR
by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Directed by Leslie Asher

Cast
MRS BOOTHROYD - Wyn Armstrong
ALICE FISHER - Ross Piper
GEOFFREY FISHER - Denis Ramsbottom
BILLY FISHER - John Hill
ANOTHER - Mark Godfrey
BARBARA - Lesley Barnard
RITA - Lorna Gruit
LIZ - Elizabeth Weeks

Assistant to Producer: Dennis Allen
Set Design: Peter Asher
Set Construction: Peter Asher
Scenic Artist: Anthony Babicci
Stage Manager: Tony Corbett
Lighting Design: James Bruce and Peter Bush
Programmes: Len Howes
Hair Styles: Philip's Hair Salon

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September

EVERYMAN
a fifteenth century morality play
Directed by Marjorie Chamberlain
Choreography by Daphne McDonald

Cast
MESSENGER - Christine Boyd
GOD - Peter Asher
DEATH - Terry Bell
EVERYMAN - Dennis Allen
FELLOWSHIP - Henry Elliot
KINDRED - Tony Corbett
COUSIN - Sue Robertson
GOODS - Bob Haley
GOOD DEEDS - Helen Phillips
KNOWLEDGE - Marilyn Maund
CONFESSIONS - Colm McPhelimy
DISCRETION - Mary Ramsbottom
BEAUTY - Lousie O'Donnell
STRENGTH - Bernard O'Donnell
FIVE WITS - Rebecca Walls
ANGEL - Alison Bolton
DOCTOR - Bob Haley
DANCER ACT II - Cheryl Christiansen

Dancers from the Daphne MacDonald Academy (Alternating)
Margaret Ackland
Karen Armitage
Marilyn Clarke
Rhonda Goodwin
Elizabeth Graham
Judith Hilzinger
Sherridan Holmes
Anne-Marie Liddy
Donna Martin
Dianne Mills
Glennis Mills
Lyne Cherie Nash
Lynette Purchase

Set Design and Artwork: Anthony Babicci
Set Construction: Peter Asher
Stage Manager: Tony Corbett
Script Supervisor: Jan Scally
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Wardrobe: Jean Davies
Programmes: Len Howes
Front of House: Maggie Wilcox
Technicians: Peter Bush, Glen Butterworth and Paul Robinson

Production Photos


November

FOOL'S PARADISE
by Peter Coke
Directed by Dennis Allen

Cast
JULIUS CAXTON - Brian Charlton
ROSE - Hilda Loring
SUSAN DAWSON - Laurel Philpotts
CATHERINE HAYLING - Lesley Asher
JANE HAYLING - Marjorie Chamberlain
PHILIP HAYLING - Mark Godfrey
FIONA RENSHAW - Lesley Barnard
BRIGETTE BLAIR - Mary Ramsbottom

Stage Manager: Margaret Barnett
Set Design and Construction: Peter Asher
Scenic Artist: Anthony Babicci
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Publicity: Joan Haley
Props: Leslie Barnard
Script Supervisor: Lindsay Haines
Programmes: Len Howes
Front of House: Magghie Wilcox

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1971 PRODUCTIONS
 
February

BONAVENTURE
by Charlotte Hastings
Directed by David Dickinson

Cast
NURSE PHILLIPS - Pat Reed
NURSE BRENT - Judy McKenzie
SISTER JOSEPHINE - Mary Ramsbottom
WILLY PENTRIDGE - David Bent
SISTER MARY BONAVENTURE - Anne Olsen
DR. JEFFREYS - Tony Cornell
THE MOTHER SUPERIOR - Joyce Cover
MELLING - Denis Golden
SARAT CARN - Kathy Johnson
MISS PIERCE - Christine Walker
MARTHA PENTRIDGE - Wyn Armstrong

Set Design: Sandra Morrison
Set Construction: Peter Asher
Stage Manager: Tricia Killian
Lighting: Jim Ramsay
Technician: Brett McDowell
Cover Design: Margaret Langan
Publicity: Bob and Joan Haley
Programmes: Len Howes
Front of House: Joanne and Stan Hannah

Production Photos


April

BLITHE SPIRIT
by Noel Coward
Directed by Joy Baker

Cast
EDITH - Julie Giles
RUTH - Margaret Robertson
CHARLES - Brian Charlton
DOCTOR BRADMAN - Bill Werner
MRS BRADMAN - Christine Regan
MADAM ARCATI - Marjorie Chamberlain
ELVIRA - Helen Phillips

Produced and Designed: Joy Baker
Set Construction and Special Effects: Harry Pegg
Costumes: Jean Davies
Stage Manager: Len Anderson
Lighting: James Bruce and Jim Ramsay
Publicity: Bob and Joan Haley
Programmes: Len Howes
Cover Design: Anthony Babicci
Front of House: Joanne and Stan Hannah
Light and Sound Technicians: Richard Stone and Anthony Babicci
Madam Arcati's Dress Handpainting: Anthony Babicci
Hairstyles: Dianne Salon, Miranda

Production Photos


July

BLACK CHIFFON
by Leslie Storm
Directed by Doreen Grant

Cast
ALICIA CHRISTIE - Joyce Jacobs
ROBERT CHRISTIE - Denis Ramsbottom
ROY - David Bent
LOUISE - Sue McPherson
THEA - Kathy Goddard
BENNETT HAWKINS - Charles Weyman
NANNIE - Helen Gregory

Production Assistant: Lesley Asher
Stage Manager: Len Anderson and Denis Golden
Wardrobe: Trish Anderson
Lighting: James Bruce
Artwork: Margaret Langan
John Brissing's Painting and Cover Design: Anthony Babicci
Publicity: Len Howes
Programmes: Joanne and Stan Hannah
Front of House: Mary Silence

Production Photos


September

BREATH OF SPRING
by Peter Coke
Directed by Lesley Asher

Cast
MISS NANETTE PARRY - Lorraine Crane
BRIGADIER ALBERT RAYNE
- Hugh Carpenter
LILY THOMPSON (THE MAID) - Lesley Barnard
ALICE, LADY MILLER - Anne Olsen
DAME BEATRICE APPLEBY - Marjorie Chamberlain
MISS ELIZABETH HATFIELD - Maggie Wilcox
PAPE - Denis Golden
KEMP - Bruce Pitman

Set Design: Peter Asher
Set Construction: Peter Asher and Bill Werner
Stage Manager: Bill Werner
Wardrobe: Norah Howes
Lighting: James Bruce
Paintings and Cover Design: Anthony Babicci
Publicity: Joan and Bob Haley
Programmes: Len Howes
Script Supervisor: Christine Walker
Front of House: Maggie Wilcox

Production Photos


November

THE BOYFRIEND
by Sandy Wilson
Directed by Peter Sheperd
(in association with Port Hacking High School)

Cast
HORTENSE - Sue McLaughlin
MAISIE - Lorrinda Robinson
DULCIE - Deborah Merchant
FAY - Barbara Lewis
NANCY - Neryl Tiley
POLLY BROWNE - Pauline Spratt
MARCEL - Stephen Brissenden
PIERRE - Bruce Cook and Chris Tregeagle
ALPHONSE - Terry Cooper
MADAME DUBONNET - Jenny Allen
BOBBY VAN HUSEN - Rod Monk
PERCIVAL BROWNE - Terrence Bell
TONY - John Moore
LORD BROCKHURST - Tony Fairclough
LADY BROCKHURST - Bronwyn Mazoudier
GENDARME - Glen Lance
WAITER - Glen Lance
PEPE - Dennis Bush
LOLITA - Sue Hazell

Producer: Peter Shepherd
Production Assistant: Karlene Watt
Stage Manager and Crew: Bill Werner, James Bruce, Anthony Babicci and Denis Golden
Lighting Design: James Bruce assisted by Anthony Babicci
Front of House: Maggie Wilcox
Publicity: Joan and Bob Haley

Production Photo

 
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January

THE DINKUM BAMBINO
by Betty Quinn
Directed by Dick Moss

Cast
SHIRLEY - Liz Kendall
MADGE - Chris Columbell
TIO - Dick Moss
RICKY - Richard White
JENNY - Lyn Nash
HOWARD - Bill Werner
HARRY - Bill White
ROSIE - Pat Read

Set Design: Patti Dickinson
Set Construction: Peter Asher
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Stage Manager: Joy Thew
Technicians: Brett McDowell and Brian Savage

Production Photos


April

THE GOLDEN AGE OF CLEANING WOMEN
by Alan Hopgood
Directed by David Dickinson

Cast
TODMAN COBB - Denis Ramsbottom
LEGHORN COBB - Tony Cornell
BERTHA PIKE - Pam Walloran
SUZANNE - Lois Carrington
LOTTE - Helen Gregory
ADA - Joyce Jacobs
MABEL - Anne Roy
HARRIET - Lesley Asher
JENNY - Joanna Hanna

Production: David Dickinson
Set Design: Patti Dickinson
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Sound Effects: Jim Ramsay
Technicians: Brian Savage and Brett McDowell
Stage Manager: John Hill

Production Photo


June - July

SAY WHO YOU ARE
by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Directed by Doreen Grant

Cast
DAVID LORD - Barry Alsop
SARAH LORD - Anne Olsen
VALERIE PITMAN - Helen Phillips
STUART WHEELER - Brian Charlton

Set Construction Manager: Pater Asher
Stage Management: Tony Spencer
Sound Effects: Jim Ramsay
Lighting Design: James Bruce
Technicians: Brett McDowell and Adrian Van Dam
Wardobe: Norah Howes
Artwork: Margaret Langan
Programmes: Len Howes
Front of House: S & J Hannanh

Production Photos


August

LADIES IN RETIREMENT
by Edward Percy and Reginald Denham
Directed by Leslie Asher

Cast
LUCY GILHAM - Christine Regan
LEONORA FISK - Marjorie Chamberlain
ELLEN CREAD - Lorraine Crane
ALBERT FEATHER - Charles Weyman
LOUISA CREED - Wyn Armstrong
EMILY CREED - Mary Ramsbottom
SISTER THERESA - Helen Gregory

Set Construction Manager: Peter Asher
Stage Manager: Alan Fairlie
Sound Effects: Jim Ramsay
Lighting Technician: Jim Ramsay
Wardrobe: Norah Howes
Script Supervisor: David Dent
Props: Joyce Jacobs
Artwork (Decor): Sandra Morrison
Programmes: Len Howes
Front of House Organisers: Joanne and Stan Hannah
Program Cover: Margaret Langan

Production Photos


October - December

POST HORN GALLOP
by Derek Benfield
Directed by Doreen Grant

Cast
ADA - Julie Gibbs
LORD ELWOOD - Denis Ramsbottom
LADY ELWOOD - Margaret Robertson
PATRICIA - Kathy Goddard
MISS PARTRIDGE - Joyce Jacobs
CHESTER DREADNOUGHT - Brian Charlton
BERT - Harry Pegg
MAGGIE - Sue McPherson
MR CAPONE - Denis Golden
MR WEDGEWOOD - Len Anderson
GEORGE WILLIS - Bill Werner

Stage Manager: Alan Fairlie
Technical Manager: James Bruce
Set Construction Manager: Jim Ramsay
Lighting Technician: Brett McDowell
Script Supervisor: Louise Rogers and Ann Bent
Props: Christine Walker
Artwork (Decor): Margaret Langan
Programmes: Len Howes
Front of House: Joanne and Stan Hannah
Programme Cover: Margaret Langan

Production Photos