DRAMATIC SOCIETY PRODUCTIONS (1946 - 1957)

30 April & 1 May 1947

Repeat Performance:
23 June 1947

THE HAXTONS
by Hugh Walpole
Directed by Beryl Austin

Cast
Beryl Austin
David Monk
Pat Fitzgerald
Raymond King
Irene Burgess
Berill Coates
Norma Bonney

Stage Manager: Arthur Coates


28 & 29 April 1948

Repeat Perfromance:
21 May 1948

FRESH FIELDS
by Ivor Novello
Directed by Beryl Austin

Cast
Pat Graham
Beryl Austin
Pat Fitzgerald
Irene Burgess
Berill Coates
Norma Bonney
David Monk
Peter Boxall
Val McMahon

Stage Manager: H. Pincombe

Production Photos


29 & 30 Sept. 1948

THE DOVER ROAD
by A. A. Milne
Directed by Beryl Austin

Cast
Pat Graham
Gloria McMahon
Ray Johnson
Harry Pincombe
Peter Boxall
Noelene Johnson
Ken Filewood
Val McMahon

Stage Manager: D. Monk


17 & 18 March 1949

Repeat Performance:
25 March 1949

YOUNG MRS BARRINGTON
by Warren Chetham Strode
Directed by Beryl Austin

Cast
ARTHUR BARRINGTON - Ken Filewood
NANCY BARRINGTON - Merle Barker
MARY HADDON - Barbara Burgess
PEGGY HADDON - Dorothy Titterton
MRS BARRINGTON - Irene Burgess
JOSEPHINE BARRINGTON - Beryl Austin
COLONEL PAUL RENWICK - Harry Pincombe
MARTIN BARRINGTON - David Monk
TIM ACKLAND - Harry Sivertson
MRS PORTER - G. Pincombe

Stage Manager: Raymond Johnson
Pianist: Val McMahon


13, 14 & 19 Oct. 1949

PETTICOAT FEVER
by Mark Reed
Directed by Beryl Austin


3, 4 & 11 April 1951

SUCH THINGS HAPPEN
by Wilifrid Massey
Directed by Harry Pincombe

Cast
BERTHA - Peg Pincombe
FISHY FINN - Ken Filewood
DAVID CARTER- Lee Pederson
VALERIE MERTON - Betty Barker
PHILIP MANDERS - George Anderson
URSULA MANNERING - Patricia Monk
BARBARA MEADOWS - Gloria McMahon
HERBERT SCATTERS - Edward Lack
MISS FEATHERSTONE - Dulcie Archibald
DET. INSPECTOR FARLEIGH - David Monk

Stage Technicians: R. Hilder and G. Austin
Pianist: Val McMahon


26 & 27 Sept 1951

THE DOVER ROAD
by A. A.Milne
Directed by Beryl Austin and Ken Filewood

Cast
AN ENGLISH LORD - Lee Pederson
MR LATIMER - Harry Pincombe & Raymond Johnson
ANNE - Gloria McMahon
MAN-SERVANT - Val McMahon
EUSTACIA - Betty Barker
THE BRUISER - Bill Stretton
MAID - Glenn St Julian

 

26 - 28 March 1952

THE CHILTERN HUNDREDS
by William Home
Directed by Harry Pincombe

Cast
THE EARL OF LISTER - Lee Pederson
THE COUNTESS OF LISTER - Betty Barker
JUNE FARRELL - Joy Barwick
BESSIE - Glenrae St Julian
BEECHAM - Bill Stretton
LORD PYM - Ken Filewood
LADY CAROLINE - Jennifer Gage
MR CLEGHORNE - Don Browne

Makeup and Stage Technicians- Beryl and Geoff Austin

 

24 - 26 Sept. 1952

DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by Alberto Casella
Directed by Geoffrey Austin

Cast
CORA - Noreen Harter
FEDELE - Joyce Chalker
LAMBERT - Harry Pincombe
ALDA CESAREA - Glenrae St. Julian
STEPHANIE - Eileen McKenzie
PRINCESS OF SAN LUCA - Gloria McMahon
BARON CESAREA - Kenneth Doyle
RHODA FENTON - Joy Barwick
ERIC FENTON - Lee Pederson
CORRADO - Grahaeme Jackson
GRAZIA - Jennifer Gage
THE PRINCE - Donald Browne
MAJOR WHITRED - William Stretton

Stage Manager: Lee Pederson
Makeup: Beryl Austin

Production Photos


March 1953

MIGHTY SUSPICIOUS
by Lee Stuart Pederson
Directed by Harry Pincombe

Cast
HANK BREWSTER - Donald Browne
MRS O'BRIEN - Joy Barwick
ALOYSIUS BROMLEY - Lee Pederson
MR WHIFFLE - Barry Jenkins
LADY WAYBACK - Betty Barker
LORD WAYBACK - Kenneth Doyle
SYLVIA ASH - Pamela Eldridge
RANDOLPH CARSON - Robert Morgan

Stage Manager: Goeff Austin
Makeup: Beryl Austin

Production Photos


22 July 1953

MR PIM PASSES BY
by A. A. Milne
Directed by Beryl Austin and Harry Pincombe

Cast
GEORGE MARDEN, J.P - Donald Browne
OLIVIA - Joyce Chalker
DINAH - Jennifer Gage
LADY MARDEN - Betty Barker
BRIAN STRANGE - Barry Jenkins
CARRAWAY PIM - Harry Pincombe
ANNE - Josephine Millard

Stage Manager: Geoff Austin
Technician: Lee Pederson
Makeup: Beryl Austin

 

 


6 May 1954

SEE HOW THEY RUN
by Philip King
Directed by Barry Jenkins

Cast
IDA - Joy Barwick
MISS SKILLON - Joyce Chalker
REV. LIONEL TOOP - Lee Pederson
PENELOPE TOOP - Jennifer Gage
LANCE CORPORAL CLIVE WINTON - Don Browne
THE INTRUDER - Bill Stretton
BISHOP OF LAX - Harry Pincombe
REV. ARTHUR HUMPHREY - Ken Doyle
SERGEANT TOWERS - Roderick Williamson

Stage Manager: Geoff Austin
Makeup: Beryl Austin
Sound Effects: Neil Sorrenson

 

24 - 26 November 1954

ONE WILD OAT
by Vernon Sylvaine
Directed by Dick Moss

Cast
ANNIE - Ann
CAROLINE PROUDFOOT - Betsy
HUMPHREY PROUDFOOT - Dick
GREGORY THROSTLE - Ron
CHERRIE PROUDFOOT - Noelene
ALFRED GILBEY - John
FRED GILBEY - Tim
LYDIA GILBEY - Mildred Perrott
MR PEPYS - Graeme
CHARLES - Peter
GLORIA SAMSON - Lea
MR SAMSON - Doug
AUDREY CUTTLE - Isabelle

 

1955

THE PARAGON
by Rowland and Michael Pertwee
Directed by Harry Pincombe

Cast
Joy Barwick
Don Browne
Barry Jenkins
Lee Pederson
Betty Barker
Ken Doyle

Production Photos


30 June, 1 - 2 July 1955

BLITHE SPIRIT
by Noel Coward
Directed by the cast

Cast
EDITH - Winsome Brown
RUTH - Dorothy Costello
CHARLES - Barry Jenkins
DOCTOR BRADMAN - Ken Filewood
MRS BRADMAN - Shirley Whitby
MADAME ARCATI - Joyce Chalker
ELVIRA - Beryl Austin

Stage Manager: Ken Filewood
Sound Technician: Neil Sorenson
Special Effects: James Shiell


12 - 14 March 1956

POWER WITHOUT GLORY
by M. C. Hutton
Directed by Barry Jenkins

Cast
CLIFF - Barry Jenkins
ANNA - Dorothy Costello
EDDY - Paul Jeremy
YOUNG DAUGHTER - Winsome Brown
FATHER - Ray Ainsworth
MOTHER - Joyce Chalker
SMALL PART - Betty Barker

 

21 & 22 August 1956

YOUNG WIVES' TALES
by Ronald Jeans

 


November 1956

FRESH FIELDS
by Ivor Novello
Directed by Richard Moss

Cast
MISS SWAINE - Betty Barker
LUDLOW - Richard Moss
LADY LILLIAN BEDWORTHY - Joyce Chalker
LADY MARY CRABBE - Dorothy Costello
TIM CRABBE - Ken Selwood
MRS PIDGEON - Betty Humphries
UNA PIDGEON - Winsome Brown
TOM LARCOMBE - John L. O'Donahoo
LADY STRAWHOLME - Lila Fieldhouse

Lighting: Lee Pederdon
Sound Technician: Brian Young
Makeup: Richard Moss
Script Supervisor: Flo Clayton

 

December 1956

ROPE
by Patrick Hamilton
Directed by Ken Imison

Cast
WYNDAM BRANDON - Don Browne
CHARLES GRANILLO - Ken Imison
SABOT - Alistair Kennedy
KENNETH RAGLAN - Brian Young
LEILA ARDEN - Anne Roy
SIR JOHNSTONE KENTLEY - Lee Pederson
MRS DEBENHAM - Lyn Denham
RUPERT CADELL - Geoff Doyle

Lighting: Lee Pederson & Ken Selwood
Sound: Darren Dallimore
Makeup: Beryl Austin
Script Supervisor: Flo Chalker
Set Construction: Jack Chalker
Posters: Pam Young

     
CRONULLA THEATRE GROUP PRODUCTIONS (1958 - 1962)
     
22 March 1958

THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF YOUR LIFE
by John Dighton
Directed by Dick Moss

Cast
DICK TASSELL - Don Browne
RAINBOW - John O'Brien
RUPERT BILLINGS- Les Fallshaw
GODFREY POND- Dick Moss
EVELYN WHITCHURCH - Fran Cheesman
MISS GOSSAGE - Anne Roy
HOPCRAFT MI - Graeme Lindsay
BARBARA CAHOUN - Shirley Roy
JOYCE HARPER - Winsome Brown
REVEREND EDWARD PRECK- Brian Young
MRS PECK - Lynne Denham
EDGAR SOWTER - Len Howes
MRS SOWTER - Olga Parkins

Production Photos


July 1958

BONAVENTURE
by Charlotte Hastings
Directed by Monte Buchanan

Character and Actor
NURSE PHILLIPS - Phillipa Swainson
NURSE BRENT - Bobby Fletcher
SISTER JOSEPHINE - Fran Cheesman
WILLY PENTRIDGE - Don Browne
SISTER BONAVENTURE - Lynne Denham
DR JEFFERIES - Ron Martin
THE MOTHER SUPERIOR - Anne Roy
MELLING - Kevin Green
SARAT CARN - Winsome Brown
MISS PIERCE - Olga Parkins
MARTHA PENTRIDGE - Christine Rix

Production Photos


October 1958

QUEEN ELIZABETH SLEPT HERE
by Talbert Rothwell
Directed by Ron Martin

Cast
MR KIMBER- Eric Oliver
NORAH FULLER - Anne Roy
MICHAEL FULLER - Monte Buchanan
MADGE FULLER - Lynne Denham
STEVE HADLETT - Malcolm Rodwell
KATIE - Chris Rix
MRS DOUGLASS - Philippa Swainson
CLAYTON SHAW - Don Browne
RITA LESLIE - Winsome Brown
HESTER - Shirley Roy
RAYMOND - Kevin Green
COLONEL PRESCOTT - Len Howes
UNCLE STANLEY - Dick Moss

Music and effects selected and arranged by Warwick Wilshire

 

16 & 17, 2 2& 23 January 1959

LOVE IN A MIST
by Kenneth Home
Directed by Monte Buchanan

Cast
MRS EVANS - Fran Cheesman
NIGEL - Monte Buchanan
PAT - Winsome Brown
MR EVANS - Len Howes
HOWARD - Warwick Wiltshire
ROSE - Phillippa Swainson

Stage Manager: Monte Buchanan
Effects and Lighting: Anne Roy

 

18 March 1959

THE BROWNING VERSION
by Terrence Rattigan
Directed by Ron Martin

Cast
JOHN TAPLOW- Ray Ainsworth
FRANK HUNTER - Ron Martin
MILLIE CROCKER-HARRIS - Anne Roy
ANDREW CROCKER-HARRIS - Dick Moss
DR FROBISHER - Monte Buchanan
PETER GILBERT - Tim Lincoln
MRS GILBERT - Barbara Day

Stage Manager: Paul Hammond
Effects and Lighting: Malcolm Rodwell
House Manager: John O'Brien

 

27 - 28 Febraury & 4 - 5 March 1960

THE WHITE SHEEP OF THE FAMILY
by L. du Garde Peach and Ian Hay
Directed by Monte Buchanan

Cast
ALICE WINTER - Vera Miller
JANET, THE MAID - Winsome Brown
JAMES WINTER - Don Brown
PAT WINTER - June Thomas
ASS. COMMISSIONER JOHN PRESTON - Monte Buchanan
THE VICAR - Rex Pfieffer
SAM JACKSON - Bert Chamberlain
PETER WINTER - Ken Bolton
ANGELA PRESTON - Lynne Browne

Stage Manager: Henry Bognotis
Effects and Lighting: Warwick Wilshire

Production Photos


THE ANONYMOUS LOVER
by Vernon Sylvaine
Directed by Ron Martin

Cast Included
Anne Roy
Barbara Day

Production Photos


June 1960

NIGHT MUST FALL
by Emlyn Williams
Directed by Ron Martin

Cast
MRS BRAMSON - Anne Roy
OLIVIA GRAYNE - Barbara Day
HUBERT LAURIE - Rex Pfeiffer
NURSE LIBBY - Vera Miller
MRS TERRENCE - Fran Cheesman
DORA PARKOE - Margaret Austin
INSPECTOR BELSIZE - Len Howes
DAN - Barry Ashton

Stage Manager: Henry Bognuda
Music and effects selected and arranged by: Warwick Wilshire

Production Photos


1960 or 1961

AS LONG AS THEY'RE HAPPY
by Vernon Sylvaine
Directed by Ron Martin

Cast included
Barry Ashton
Rex Pfeiffer

 

 

WILD GOOSE CHASE
by Derek Benfield

Cast included
Rex Pfeiffer
Fran Cheesman

 

March 1962

MOON ON A RAINBOW SHAWL
by Errol John
Directed by Pam Comey

Cast
EPHRAIM - Monte Buchanan
ESTHER ADAMS - Kay McKeon
MAVIS - Vera Miller
SAILOR - Michael Perkins
SOPHIA ADAMS - Wave Whitford
OLD MACK - Rex Pfeiffer
ROSA - Blanche Kurth
POLICEMAN - Michael Perkins
PRINCE - John Weir
CHARLIE ADAMS - Brian Newell
SOLDIER - Barry Scanes
BOY - Jim Bruce

Prompt: Anne Roy
Stage Manager: Bert Chamberlain
Sound and Lighting: Warwick Wilshire
Props: Kaye McKeon
Backstage Assistant: Lyn Little
Dresser: margery Bindley
Shawl by: Fran Cheesman
Makeup Advised by: Dorothy Dunkley

 

July - August 1962

LADY BE CAREFUL
by Stafford Dickens
Directed by Anne Roy

Cast
CAPTAIN BATES - John Weir
PARKER - Gerry Bennett
DINAH CARTON - Lyn Browne
SALLY WATTS - Pam Comey
PROF. CLAUDE CARTON - Paul Bridges
WATSON - Rex Pfeiffer

Sound and Effects: Bert Chamberlain
Script Supervisor: Marge Bindley
Stage Manager: Kay McKeon
Set Designer: John Weir

 

1963

RHINOCEROS
by Eugene Ionesco
Directed by Pam Comey and John Scott

Cast
GROCER - Ross Powell
JEAN - Rex Pfeiffer
BERENGER - Brian Newell
PROPREITRESS - Judy Martin
GROCER - John Kelly
HOUSEWIFE - Vera Miller
LOGICIAN - Barry Scanes
OLD GENTLEMAN - Stan Richards
DAISY - Anne Roy
BOTARD - Bert Robson
MADAME DUDARD - Fran Cheesman
PAPILLION - Barry Scanes
MADAME BOEFF - Vera Miller
FIREMAN - Stan Richards

Set: John Scott and pam Coney
Prompt: Kay McKeon
Stage Manager: Phillip Mann
Assistant Stage Managers: Jack Miller, Sylvia Newell and Rodney Druce
Light and Sound: Sue Richards
Props: Rick Wilshire
Technical Adviser: Ann and Tom Birch
Makeup Artist: Dorothy Dunkley