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Produced by Sally Lightfoot and Jim Wolfe with contributions from: Audrey and Colin Bott Ron Couldridge Doreen Goodfellow Sheila Nicol Pat and Brian Odell Designed by Bradley Green The contents of this booklet have been gathered from various sources. We don’t presume to include every piece of information about the LTC, but we hope that you find it an interesting snapshot of our 60 years in existence.


This is a very special year for the Little Theatre Company. When I was a member all those years ago, little did I think that it would still be going strong some 60 years later. As many of you know, my husband Sir Stephen McAdden was the club’s President for many years and I have been very proud to be its President since his death. I have seen the club develop from a small band of committed enthusiasts to a large company of talented people, ranging from teenagers to pensioners! The LTC reputation is now firmly established in amateur circles and I am extremely proud to have been associated with it for so many years. Congratulations to the Little Theatre Company for reaching its 60th anniversary. Thank you to all the members who have contributed so much to make it what it now is and good luck for the next 60 years. Best wishes,

Lady Dorothy McAdden


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chapter one

THE HISTORY OF THE LITTLE THEATRE COMPANY The Company was formed in 1948 by a dozen or so enthusiasts, most of whom had some experience on the amateur stage, and was originally called The Little Theatre Club. The original intention was to present shows in a modest way for charities, but within a few months it was learned that, owing to a cancelled booking, it was possible to hire the Palace Theatre, Westcliff, for a week in 1949. East Premier of South Pacific, and plays including The Importance of Being Earnest.

Despite the lack of funds and the risk involved, it was decided to grasp the opportunity of staging a musical production and with the backing of financial guarantees by the founder members, the theatre was booked. No, No Nanette was chosen for the Club’s first production – new members were enrolled and the production team appointed. As an added attraction for the show, Ben Oakley, who was so popular in the town and whose orchestra at that time played every summer at the head of the pier, was persuaded to be our Musical Director. After months of rehearsals, and the many trials and tribulations of a new Society, No, No Nanette opened to a packed house in the autumn of 1949, and was a great success. Press critics were unanimous in their praise – to quote one who wrote: “The newly formed Westcliff Little Theatre Club, choosing the bright and lively No, No Nanette as their initial venture, put up a performance worthy in many respects of a professional production.”

In the early days at the Palace theatre, the Watch Committee really lived up to its name. Gentlemen were not allowed near the ladies’ dressing rooms, not even to pass them and so the ladies had to be housed on the top floor. That meant that if you were on OP side and had to dash off for a quick change it involved one set of stairs down under the stage and then three sets up to the dressing room! Me and my girl 1953

Praise indeed! The club was well and truly launched. THE 1950’S The second production for The Little Theatre Club was a play, The Blue Goose, staged in 1950. This format of play and musicals carried on in the 50’s with musicals including Me and My Girl, Anything Goes and the South

In an ideal world everything that has been properly planned and prepared should go smoothly. Unfortunately, life’s not like that! Obviously, things did not always go to plan despite rigorous preparations. Indeed, over the years, despite admirable work during the rehearsal periods, fate has handed out some rough deals during show week! For example, in Please Teacher (1952), one scene was set in a girls’ school dormitory complete with beds; these were just empty wooden frames with a flat board placed on


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top. On the opening night, while Maureen Kinsey was singing in front of the tabs, the girls duly crept on to get into their beds. Unfortunately, Pat Odell went to get into her bed and it collapsed, leaving her with her bottom on the floor and her legs in the air. The girls were sent into hysterics and the backstage crew just had time to extricate Pat and reassemble the bed frame as Maureen finished her song and the curtain went up, showing Pat actually making the bed. In South Pacific (1956), in the script, Bloody Mary (Norma Bourne) had the line “Stingy Bastards”. However, the Watch Committee found this unacceptable to say in public so the LTC Committee, after great deliberation, changed it to “Stingy Pigs”. There was always somebody from the Watch Committee

checking up during the week of the show, but on the Saturday night Bloody Mary came out loud and clear with “Stingy Bastards!” There were audible gasps in the audience, fortunately followed by laughter. In its first 10 years the club performed a total of 11 musicals and 17 plays. THE SWINGING 60’S 1960 saw the second production of South Pacific and the UK Amateur Premiere of Flower Drum Song in 1962. Shows performed during this decade included Carousel, Oklahoma and Half a Sixpence, this last show being a South East England Premiere. Plays performed included Doctor in the House (1960), Book of the Month (1963) and The More the Merrier (1964). The decade finished with a musical

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with one of the longest titles ever How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying (1969). Oklahoma (1966), Sheila Nicol was the understudy for Laurie. At 2.20pm, ten minutes before the matinee was due to start, Sheila, still in her dressing gown and with her hair in rollers, was told to get ready to go on as the lead, Elaine Price, had a bad nose bleed. After holding the curtain for 20 minutes, Elaine recovered and Sheila was able to stand down. In Camelot (1968), once again, Sheila Nicol was understudying the lead, Guenevere, played by Norma Goldsmith. Norma collapsed at the end of Act 1 and Sheila was told to get ready to take her place. Fortunately, Norma recovered during the interval and Sheila was able to breathe a sigh of relief! Norma should have rested and eaten properly between shows! The show opened with Arthur hiding in a tree in the wood. He had to stay hidden throughout the opening scene. Brian McGrath, playing the part of Arthur, sat at the top of the stepladders one evening with his pint of beer, completely hidden from the audience, until the ‘tree’ toppled over revealing him sitting on the ladders with his pint! During Half a Sixpence (1968), in preparing the camera flash ready for Flash Bang Wallop, the unit exploded in Colin Bott’s hand. As “the show must go on”, he went on – bandage and all. Thursday night, Maureen exited right into the path of a large nail protruding from a piece of scenery. Badly winded, she passed out and was dragged off. Sat evening, act two, The Solarium, began, but behind the house tab! The curtain eventually rose about halfway through the first number, by which time confusion had taken its toll.


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It was a tradition that jokes were often played during the Saturday matinee. During Showboat (1969), Yvonne Cullum (nee Peters) playing the part of the maid looked under the bed every night and found nothing. However, at the Saturday matinee she found a ‘po’ under the bed, picked it up, walked off stage, counted to 10, walked back on stage and replaced the ‘po’ under the bed. In How To key scene and the forgot to

Succeed... (1969), there was the between Rosemary, Finch, Bigley rose. Unfortunately, Rosemary take the rose on with her.

During this decade the LTC performed 13 musicals and 8 plays. THE 1970’S Throughout the 1970’s the club, now staging its productions at the Cliffs Pavilion, concentrated on musicals, producing two each year. Old favourites were produced including West Side Story (twice) and The King and I (twice). The 70’s also saw the first of the clubs variety shows – Variety 75, which gave the club a chance to do something different, using the club’s talent to perform music and sketches. Shows also produced were Me and my Girl (1972) and Charlie Girl (1973). During the Summer Season at the Cliffs in the early 70’s, Fred Brindley, Derek Connor (previous stage mangers of LTC whom many will recall), and Ron Couldridge went backstage to see the summer season show which included a chase sequence projected on to a cloth with a comedian in a little car sitting centre stage. The sequence included film taken from the front of a car, train, ship and many other forms of transport with the comedian leaning over as if moving along.

The film ended with a fast approaching brick wall and at impact point the stage went black and a large explosion occurred. The explosion was created in what is known as a Bomb Tank which is a large metal cistern with an explosive charge in it placed immediately behind the projection screen. Derek and Ron viewed this scene from the follow spot perch at the back of the auditorium which involved climbing up ladders. Fred, being elderly at this stage, felt that he couldn’t manage these so he strolled on stage behind the screen to get the best view. At some point he decided to sit on the large metal cistern. When Derek and Ron came down to the stage they found Fred had retired to the stage manager’s office feeling rather unwell. His description of the incredible view and the impact where the

‘earth moved beneath him’ had to be heard to be believed but Derek and Ron were in fits of laughter for days. Thankfully Fred did recover and in time also saw the funny side. The 1970’s was a time for quite a few accidents in the club. In The King & 1 (1971), during the Ballet, Norma Goldsmith was injured; Simon of Legree (Colin) accidentally hit one of Norma’s arms with his sword and cracked a bone. According to the press Norma carried on with a broken arm! A slight exaggeration, but it probably put a few more bums on seats. In Half a Sixpence (1971),during theWednesday evening performance,Colin Scott,an apprentice, got hit on his head by an incoming cloth. His head was fine, but the rod in the cloth broke!

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Stage Manager Derek Connor was searching everywhere in the wings for his script to plan the next scene change, and not being able to find it, he glanced on stage to see Elaine Smith (as she was then) playing the part of Ann and ironing the script. Derek had left it on the ironing table when setting it. It was probably during this production that the green bench appeared – set during the park scenes. From then on it made numerous guest appearances in Saturday matinee performances, but not anymore, as it is now a marble bench having been covered in marble effect sticky back plastic!

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In Me and My Girl (1972) between shows on the Saturday, Carol McGrath had been home and accidentally dropped her marble chopping board on one of her feet. Again, “the show must go on” – for her anyway. She was in the process of showing Carol Napper the damage to her foot, when Carol Napper passed out at the sight. In Charlie Girl (1973), we had real motorbikes for the opening scene. However the fire officer demanded that they were completely drained of fuel before we could use them, meaning that they could not be ridden, but had to be pushed, which was very difficult. Brian McGrath was cast in a small part. Unwell, he tried to carry on and managed his first appearance on the Saturday evening. Unfortunately, by the time his cue arrived for his second entrance he had passed out and his lines were hastily understudied by his “secretary” Liz Brown. Frances Tomsett however, didn’t make the show at all. After all the rehearsals, when the week of the show arrived, she was confined to bed with Chicken Pox. In The Music Man (1973) the stage crew placed stage weights in Brian McGrath’s (the

anvil salesman) suitcase, making it very difficult for him to pick the case up and carry it! So, not an accident as such, but a Saturday matinee joke that could have ended in a bad back! Obviously, when performing musicals there is always the risk that somebody will lose their voice. In Camelot (1974) this happened to Paul Tarrant (The Scottish Knight) who lost his voice. He wasn’t able to play the part he had rehearsed until the Friday. In the meantime, the only other high tenor available was Bill Bott who stepped into the part like a pro. Unfortunately, with so much going on during a show, people sometimes forget what they should be doing. In Rose Marie (1974) Mick Matlin was waiting for the Indian Squaw, Jenny Brett-Pitt, who missed her cue – again. True to

form he exclaimed, “That bloody Indian.This is the second time she’s done this to me this week.” In 1975 the club decided to publicise the show Robert & Elizabeth with a sponsored walk from Wimpole Street in London to Barratt’s shoe shop in Hamlet Court Road, Westcliff – over 40 miles. (This musical is based on the story The Barratts of Wimpole Street). The walkers mainly used the cycle path along the Al27 and non walkers provided rest and refreshments at various locations along the way. Many members took part, and about 5 people completed the walk including Colin Bott and Gerry Davis – mere teenagers at the time! Colin finished the walk to much cheering, but one of his walking partners had to stop from exhaustion. Colin, despite being exhausted himself, went back to


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help his partner home. Gerry Davis (Charles) missed his first four performances as he was needed to understudy a sick member of The Second Generation – a popular professional dance group of the time. Colin Simmonds understudied. During this production Ron hurt his back while dancing and completed the rest of the run as an old man with a walking stick! In 1975 the LTC staged the first of its highly successful Varieties – Variety ‘75. Christopher Beeny, who was starring in Upstairs Downstairs on the television, was appearing at the Palace Theatre. He agreed to have his head “chopped off ” during the magic section – all in the name of publicity you understand. Fortunately, he was able to return to the Palace with his head intact!

The Saturday matinee jokes continued. In Mame (1978), in the Moon scene, Mame (Sally Lightfoot) had to sit on a swing and be raised as if she was sitting on a crescent moon. This was quite an ordeal for Sally as she did not have a head for heights, but the ascent was small and gentle. That is until the Saturday matinee when the backstage crew whisked her right up into the flies, much to her shock and horror. Again, at the Saturday matinee in The King & 1 (1979), the line “Ah Monks” cued the entrance of monks at the rear. As each one passed the guards who were standing very strong and still, they were showered with mouthfuls of cold beer. This decade saw the LTC perform 20 shows, 2 each year, and just 1 play.

The show Bitter Sweet (1976) called for a very clever piece of stagecraft. Doreen Goodfellow as the lead opened the show as an old lady. During her first number she had to return to her younger years, which she achieved by changing costume in the wings while singing. It was not only her appearance which changed, but her voice as well. At the end of the show, she had to go through the whole rigmarole again and return to being an old lady. Also in this show, casting called for 6 engaged couples. What a coincidence, we had 6 engaged couples in the cast! – Diane Bush and Norman Day – Colin Simmonds and Lynne – Valerie Pollitt and Martin Wilcox – Paul Tarrant and Jill Robinson – Dave Sowerbutts and Lindy Robinson – Audrey Lewis and Colin Bott. In West Side Story (1978), one of the more serious accidents occurred. In the Rumble the Jets appeared through drain pipes, over walls and fences. Lester appeared over the wall, landed badly and broke his leg. But in true LTC tradition, the show had to go on and did!

THE 1980’S AND AWARDS The 1980’s saw the LTC gain recognition for the years of hard work put in by members of the club. In 1984 the club became a NODA Award Winner with the South East Essex Premiere of 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. A National Operatic and Dramatic Association (NODA) Award was also won for The Pirates of Penzance in 1988.Variety shows continued with one per year in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1985 & 1989. The decade finished with 7 Brides for 7 Brothers. The jokes continued in this decade. In Love From Judy (1980), three guys – Dave Badger, Colin Bott and Paul Tarrant, all week played their parts vying for the affection of Judy, trying to be the one who would get to carry Judy’s cases for her. Each night there was fierce competition between the boys. Saturday matinee arrived and Colin made one all out determined effort to grab the cases. However, Dave and Paul only made a half hearted effort – after all they didn’t want them at all, because they knew that the cases had been loaded with stage weights!!! The Dancing Years (1980) included a rare occasion when the whole chorus played a joke on one poor individual. The victim was Roger Davis playing Rudi. The chorus, playing a choir, entered. Rudi asked “And you represent?” and the whole choir should have replied “Achanzie”. However, on Saturday they replied “Innsbruck” much to his surprise.

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There were also a few mishaps in this decade. In The Sound of Music (1981) Scene 1 opened with The Abbey – complete with altar. So far so good. Unfortunately Scene 2, The mountain, also opened complete with altar. Maria still gamely sang “The Hills are Alive”.


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At the Saturday matinee did we really see a nun with a moustache?Yes,a new entrant – Colin Bott. In one of the Varieties in the 1980’s, Jacqui Eade should have spent just a bit more time getting changed for her quick change at the Dress rehearsal. She unfortunately forgot to put on a rather vital undergarment. This wasn’t noticed by anyone until photographs were displayed! A classic joke was played in Orpheus in the Underworld (1982). Only three people were in on the joke. Colin Bott appeared on stage unexpectedly holding a camera. “What’s he doing here?” somebody said. “Oh, he’s on an Olympus Trip” said Dave Badger. In 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (1984), Angie Tarrant lost her voice. She managed most of the dialogue, but Annette Baker was required to understudy the singing from a mike at the control desk in the auditorium. This was rather confusing for some of the audience! Even the most experienced people make mistakes, as happened in Fiddler on the Roof (1985). In Act 1 Sheila Melville, Shandel, had a short scene with villagers in front of black tabs, which then opened to reveal the next scene involving her son, Motel, at the tailors while she left the stage. In Act 2 she had another scene in front of black tabs, which again opened to reveal the next scene with her son, but this time she walked into it and had a conversation with him. Unfortunately, at one performance Sheila got confused in Act 1 and instead of leaving the stage she marched into the next scene with her son. Obviously, he was extremely surprised to see her and she realised that she shouldn’t be there at all and had no actual lines to say. A momentary look of panic passed between them.


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“O, Motel”, Sheila said. “Momma” he replied. The shop keeper froze to the spot vainly trying to convince himself that this was not happening. After another glazed stare, Sheila said, “Goodbye, Motel”. “Goodbye, mother”, he replied and she walked off. Word got round that she was trying to build her part up! Also in this show, Norma Goldsmith had to fly, and so Doreen Goodfellow sang for her in the wings while she was airborne! Doreen also came to the rescue in Variety (1985). Shirley Wolfe lost her voice and was unable to sing her solo in the Disney section, so once again, Doreen Goodfellow sang for her in the wings. In Showboat (1986) we commandeered members of the LTC football team, who

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weren’t actually members of the club because we needed extra men to make up a ‘black’ and ‘white’ chorus.They duly joined in with the spirit of Saturday matinee pranks and dressed up as women of the chorus, while the ladies changed sex as well. One of the men even managed to become pregnant, emulating Lynn Young who was 7 or 8 months pregnant at the time and still doing the show! The chorus also had a number which was performed in UV light, dressed completely in black with white gloves and white socks. Unfortunately, one of the cast also wore false teeth which, unlike natural teeth also react to UV light!

Saturday matinee each of them blacked out a tooth, so Barry was face to face with a sea of toothy grins, which the audience could not see!

More teeth, figured in Camelot (1987).The nuns had to kneel with their backs to the audience and sing to Lancelot (Barry Prince). On the

We were at the Cliffs Pavilion at the time and during the performances the horse had to be kept in the loading bay and taken up to stage level in the lift (which was also used as the props store) ready for its entrance in the second half. The horse would not travel to the theatre without its mate, so there were 2 horses in the loading bay, which was also a right of way for anyone using what was known as the Kosher Kitchen as a dressing room. Naturally, passing through that area was like negotiating an obstacle course! On matinee days the straw had to be swept out of the loading bay in between performances and replaced with fresh. On the Saturday, this was duly done, straight on to the bonnet of Derek Connor’s car – he had parked it where he shouldn’t have done!

It is strongly advised that you should never work with children or animals on stage. In The Pirates of Penzance (1988), we had a real horse for the entrance of the Major General. This horse turned out to be quite neurotic. It came from Belfairs Riding School with its own young lady handler whom we provided with a costume. At dress rehearsal the horse would not go on stage, but we were informed that it would ‘be all right on the night’ when there was an audience; thankfully, it was.

In Variety ‘89 (1989), the cast were always very slow coming when called for the Rock ’n Roll Act II opening number. Ron Couldridge (Stage Director) arranged for it to be recorded. Having given the cast their calls, he proceeded to play the recording to the dressing rooms over the tannoy. Everyone literally fell over


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each other trying to get out of their dressing rooms and on to the stage. Running along the corridor at the Cliffs Pavilion, John Burt suddenly slid to a halt – “Hang on a minute – that’s me singing!” The game was up! Also in this show we had a chorus number featuring the song Starlight Express. This had a false close – i.e. the song builds to a climax which everyone thinks is the end before carrying on again. We duly got to the end of the first bit and Ron brought in the tabs. Thank you Ron! Mick Matlin again demonstrated his tendency to adlib in 7 Brides for 7 Brothers (1989). He was playing Adam, and as he tried to exit through a door which didn’t open he told a wide-eyed audience, “Bloody thing opened last night.” 21 shows were performed in the 1980’s. THE 1990’S AND MORE AWARDS The 1990’s saw the club win 5 NODA Awards. There were 2 UK Amateur Premieres, Carmen and Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and 5 Regional Premieres.The productions were diverse, from Godspell (1982) to La Cage Aux Folles (1998) to The Wiz (1999). Also performed were such favourites as Guys & Dolls (1994) and Half A Sixpence (1993). The 1998 production of Oklahoma included a young man in the chorus who was later to go on and star in Joseph and theTechnicolor Dreamcoat in London’s West End and become a household name – Lee Mead. With the closure of the Cliffs Pavilion for refurbishment, the club moved its productions first to the Basildon Towngate Theatre, then the Palace Theatre and then to the New Empire Theatre in Southend. 1995 also saw the return of plays to the club’s repertoire with the production of Entertaining Mr. Sloane.

Amorous scenes are not always what they seem. In Carmen (1990) Carol Ann (Carmen) ate garlic before her Saturday matinee performance to repel the advances of her leading man! Another example of a club member coming to the rescue occurred in The Pajama Game (1990). After a successful opening night on the Monday, Fran Heaver, playing the lead Babe Williams, lost her singing voice. There were no official understudies, so the Director, Sally Lightfoot, asked Sheila Nicol, who had played the part in 1966, if she would help. Sheila sat in the wings and sang for Fran while she mimed the songs on the Tuesday night. The next day Fran lost her voice completely and so Sheila also did the dialogue from the wings while Fran mimed. Sheila and Fran carried this off so well that nobody in the audience realized, apart from some of Sheila’s friends who were puzzled at hearing Sheila’s voice but not seeing her! Fran regained her voice on the Saturday. All credit to Sheila for saving the show. This show also involved the use of a recording being used during the live performance. The orchestra had to record a click track as Brendan had to sing to a recording of himself in “Hey there”. The MD complained he couldn’t keep up with the orchestra in the recording and he was actually conducting them himself! You never know what is going on behind the scenes to make the show work. In The Mikado (1991) John Burt (Mikado) had trouble remembering his lines, so Doreen stood in the wings giving him his lines just before he had to say them – his own personal prompt! As Godspell (1992) had only a small cast, this was performed in the Dixon Studio at the Palace Theatre. We had hired a chain link fence for scenery at the back of the stage. However,

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the Dixon is upstairs at the Palace and does not have the same access as the main stage. When it arrived we could not physically get it into the theatre and so it had to be replaced at the last minute with a smaller fence. In Half a Sixpence (1993), Stephanie Wilson, playing the elegant Helen Walsingham, had a quick change and then appeared on stage in a beautiful dress to charm the hero. Unfortunately, unbeknown to her, at one performance she entered and played the


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entire scene with a wire coat hanger hanging from the back of her dress. Not very elegant! Stephanie had more costume issues in Guys and Dolls (1994) when she played Sarah Brown. She found herself on stage in the wrong costume – much to the surprise of the Mission Band members around her – and had to borrow Val Wilcox’s chorus costume for the following scene. A very quick change! In the opening scene of this show Debbie Smallbone was the pickpocket’s accomplice, hiding the watch he had stolen down her cleavage. However on the Saturday matinee she stood beside Brian Topsfield who was playing a blind man and proceeded to pull out all manner of ‘stolen items’ from her cleavage, including a bra! It was all Brian could do not to react because he wasn’t supposed to be able to see what she was doing.

42nd Street (1994) was an eventful show, to say the least! Ostrich feathers were used in some costumes despite Ron Couldridge’s dire warnings that it was unlucky (a theatre superstition): unfortunately he was proved right. Sandra Burford slipped while dancing on a “dime”, banging her head and becoming unconscious. An ambulance was called and she went off to hospital for a check-up accompanied by her husband, Mike, still in costume as a gangster and carrying Sandra’s handbag! This was another show with a false close to one of the songs and Ron brought in the tabs earlier than he should have done and shut down Sheila Nicol’s microphone, but he heard her start singing again through his own relay system and then heard one of the stage crew saying into Sheila’s radio mic, “Sorry luv I’ve got to move that chair you’re sitting on”. Fortunately the audience did not hear any of this.

To cap it all, in this show we had a gas alert. Just before curtain up, gas was smelt at the back of the stalls auditorium and was duly switched off. However the fire brigade had been called so the show could not start until the fire brigade had given the all clear. Ron was ‘on the desk’ and communicating with everyone in various parts of the theatre, including front of house – a fact that very few people realised. He was also picking up the conversations of the fire crew. He made an announcement apologising that the show was delayed for “technical” reasons. First of all the Fire Brigade wanted to evacuate the theatre even though the gas had been switched off and even after they confirmed that there was no danger. Negotiations over cans resulted in everyone staying where they were. Then just as Ron was explaining to the audience that gas had been smelt but there was no cause for alarm as it had been turned off, a fireman walked through the stalls wearing full breathing apparatus! Whilst all this was going on the cast were waiting patiently on stage with very little idea of what was going on. The curtain finally went up 30 minutes late. More human error occurred in The Pirates of Penzance (1995). It was Act 11 and the Daughters were onstage waiting to be rescued by the Policemen. But where were they? They were in the top dressing room of the Palace Theatre discussing the water system of the building, when suddenly they realised that their cue was fast approaching. However, their entrance was through the auditorium – down three flights of stairs, through a pass door, up a flight of stairs,through another pass door,through a corridor and into the auditorium. Whilst the policemen raced through the theatre to make


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their entrance, Joanne was patiently looking for them and waiting for them, adlibbing that she was sure they would come, that they would be there any minute now, etc, etc! Some Saturday matinee jokes are very pleasant. In Little Shop of Horrors (1996) Sally Lightfoot, playing a tramp, spent every performance rummaging through a dustbin looking for stale sandwiches or similar which had been “thrown away”. She was surprised on Saturday matinee to find a delicious fresh cream cake which she duly eat with great relish! This show was memorable because we had the original plants from Cameron Mackintosh’s stage production, but there

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were no photographs of them and we were not permitted to take photos. There was only one video to be used for training purposes. Ron Couldridge made contact with the operator who had this video and arranged to borrow the video so the Committee and production team could see what plants they were hiring. Ron arranged to meet Martin in Cambridge which was a game in itself as his lodgings were in the heart of the university complex. By the time Ron had found Martin and came to leave, his way in had been locked and he had to search for another way out – not an easy task in the gathering dusk. Anyway, Martin explained that he liked to record “Coronation Street” while he was working and catch up with the series over weekends. The floor of his flat was strewn with videos. He duly gave Ron the video of the plant and sent him on his way. Ron had arranged for the production team to watch the video at his house. He wasn’t going to let it out of his sight as it was so precious. However, when he went to check it just before the others arrived he discovered he had been given a tape of “Coronation Street”. Panic stations! He was worried that Martin might have recorded the next programme on the one and only video of the plant! Several phone calls ensued, but the plant video remained intact, although our team never actually got to see it after that. Our Contract stated we had to use Cameron Mackintosh’s operator. We had the plants for the Sunday pre dress rehearsals, but they had to remain hidden on the stage at our rehearsal hall. The operator attended the first two rehearsals as well – a very nice young man who had worked on the Muppet Show and brought along a couple of puppets, just to show

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us how one works them when the character is speaking. Unfortunately, he was injured in a road accident on his way home after the second rehearsal. Cameron Mackintosh could not find another qualified operator, so we had no option but to use one of our Club members. Colin Simmonds stood in, learnt how to be a puppeteer in two weeks and worked the two larger plants. He had to spend the entire second half strapped into the largest plant, sweating buckets. He did an excellent job – it is a shame he couldn’t take a curtain call and be credited for the skills he had learned. Joanne Ellis-Bailey had to use her adlibbing skill again in She Loves Me (1997). During the show, she had to look out for the man she had fallen for.This involved talking into the distance in the direction of the wings. On Saturday matinee, Ron stood there with a large Wrinkles dog puppet peeking round the prosc. arch just


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It is just as well that the audience cannot see some things on and off stage. In Some Like It Hot (1999) the hotel room beds for the two leading ladies had head and foot boards. For Saturday matinee the back stage crew stuck various objects, e.g. condoms, on the foot boards. Louise Twitchen very nearly corpsed when she saw them. The crew had great fun sticking various pictures in the train carriages – hunky men for the ladies and girly pictures for the men. Ron Couldridge was sent out to get the magazines, but being short he had to ask the shopkeeper for help reaching the top shelf. The man obliged by giving him a ‘girlie’ magazine but was then confused when Ron asked for one with men in it. Realising that he mustn’t forget the boys, he then requested both types of magazine! Who knows what the shopkeeper thought of Ron? Joanne spent the scene sitting behind the curtain of the carriage seductively eating a banana!

THE NEW MILLENNIUM & BEYOND The year 2000 saw the club produce Regional Premieres of two musicals, Mack & Mabel and The Slipper and The Rose. The latter was an adaptation of the film, which starred former club member Gemma Craven. Other shows produced included Annie, Oliver!, both box office sell outs, Me and My Girl and Copacabana. The club continued to win awards from NODA – namely for Crazy for You, The King and I, 42nd Street and Kiss Me Kate. The club also produced a number of Farndale comedy plays, which became favourites with the audience, both for the side-splitting laughs they produced and the cakes and tombola in the interval.

In Mack & Mabel (2000), after a very successful opening night, Paul Allwright, Mack, arrived at the theatre the following night with no voice. With less than an hour to go before curtain up, the Director conferred with the MD, Paul Green and Paul A to find a way forward. They came up with a solution – Paul Green sang from the pit while conducting and Paul A mimed. It was done so well that nobody knew and by the following night Paul A had recovered his voice. A crew member working on follow spot had a cuddly toy,Tigger, of which he was extremely protective and which would traditionally make an appearance in most shows at the New Empire Theatre on Saturday afternoons, usually in the book case or under the table etc. Ron purchased another identical Photo Credit: Gareth Poxon

enough for Joanne, but not the audience to see. Once again Joanne’s adlibbing skills came to the fore as she gushed how handsome he was etc. – lines which were not scripted.

Costumes and makeup can transform people. In The Wiz (1999) young Samantha, Joanne Ellis-Bailey’s daughter, knew Jim Wolfe well, but was really scared of him when he was dressed up as the lion! Also in this show, Craig built a special chair which had a sloping seat enabling Joanne Ellis-Bailey to slide down and out of the back of the chair when she had to disintegrate. On the Saturday matinee the backstage crew played a recording of a toilet flushing when this happened. It worked so well we kept it in for the evening performance as well. Total productions for the last decade of the century included 21 musicals and 1 play.

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Photo Credit: Sarah Parmenter

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The Slipper and The Rose (2000) included a Stage Director’s nightmare, with the crew setting the wrong scene! Anyway that scene went ahead with Sarah Parmenter as Cinderella sitting in blackout on the other side of the stage and she could be seen thinking what on earth was she to do to get out of the situation because she was supposed to be “frozen”. Fortunately, the actors on the other side of the stage managed to get everyone back on track, but there was certainly panic on the desk at that performance. Brian Houser, as the king, had a certain difficulty with his lines in the scene where they were to plan the ball. The other actors in the scene tried to assist by writing the word “Ball” on various props which the audience couldn’t see and each night the prompt got louder and louder calling out “Ball”! It seemed that everybody except Brian could hear her. The stage crew usually make great efforts not to be seen. However, in Crazy forYou (2001) Ray Newby decided to make a cameo appearance during the Saturday matinee, snoozing on a rocking chair on the veranda. Unfortunately he hadn’t realised how long the scene was! Just before The King & I (2002) with only a week to go, many costumes were still not ready, Doreen Goodfellow and Joy Kingston decided to rectify this and so sat together sewing until 5.00am! Again, in Oliver (2002) costumes were

urgently together (without Dodger

required so Doreen and Joy sat after rehearsal cutting out coats a pattern) for Fagin, the Artful and Mr. Brownlow until 1.00am.

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During one performance, one of the tables started to collapse. Paul Skelton, who was working backstage on his first show for the New Empire Theatre and had never appeared on stage before, calmly walked on stage, crawled under the table and spent the rest of the scene holding it up Again, in Anything Goes (2003) the stage crew were determined to make an appearance. At the Saturday matinee when the lights came up Ron Couldridge had joined the two knitting ladies on the top deck of the ship complete with knotted hankie, rolled up trousers, tea, sandwiches and newspaper! As shown many times before in LTC history, the show must go on. In The Pirates of Penzance (2007), Sally Lightfoot (Ruth) was really not well and was only discharged from hospital in time to do the show. She managed to get through the week like a real trouper, but almost collapsed in the bar on the Saturday night. Hmm, maybe it was the drink after all! Quick thinking saved the day in Copacabana (2007). Laura Wilson (Lola) forgot her sheet music vital to her audition scene. Audrey Bott walked off, raced to the dressing room for said music and returned just in the nick of time for her own next line. Some plays are associated with theatrical superstitions. This certainly seemed eerily the case with the Farndale Macbeth (2008). With just over 2 weeks to opening night, the cast were rehearsing when Doreen Goodfellow (who was playing numerous parts as is usual

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in Farndale comedies) fell and hurt her hand. Although shaken, she carried on. At the next rehearsal at the very same point in the play, Doreen fell again, but this time could not get up as she had broken her hip. This presented a difficult situation as the part was extremely complicated and there were no understudies. Sue Morley (who was not involved at all in the play and was actually working on other things) was approached and she agreed to take the

Photo Credit: Gareth Poxon

Tigger and removed the stuffing. The follow spot operator was therefore extremely upset to see Tigger appearing from an old fashioned mangle completely flattened. He was of course unable to leave his position but the language on “cans” was rather blue.


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part(s) on. In true LTC fashion, the show went on on time and Sue carried it off superbly. Oklahoma (2008) had some memorable moments. As Bradley Green (Ali Hakim) stepped onto the truck representing Aunt Eller’s house, it started to move rapidly downstage gaining momentum with the Palace stage rake. A rush of cast members hanging on for grim death kept it in place until it was wedged back into place. An unexpected Mobile home! Simon Deaves had to creep on and fiddle around with his hands up Sally’s (Aunt Eller) skirt as she conducted the auction to replace her mike batteries. On the Wed evening, Roy (double bass player) collapsed in the pit, the show was stopped and paramedics called. After six months of rehearsal, Joan Hubbard missed the first two performances due to a hospital stay. An eventful show!

The current production in rehearsal is Buddy, due to be performed in October 2009; this will be the Essex amateur premiere of this show. Shows in the pipeline include Mack and Mabel and Little Shop of Horrors.

Photo Credit: Gareth Poxon

In 2008 the club decided to change its name to The Little Theatre Company to reflect its standing and reputation, built up over the years, as a large and thriving artistic company. It also moved back to the Palace Theatre, Westcliff where it first began. The 2008 shows, Oklahoma and Summer Holiday were highly successful and saw an increase in audience numbers. This success continued with the 2009 anniversary show, Sweeney Todd, which received critical acclaim from the local press, NODA and audiences alike and which played to nearly full houses.


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chapter two

LTC PRODUCTIONS For the first 17 years, the LTC presented one show per year plus plays. Thereafter it staged two main shows each year, usually in the spring and the autumn, with again plays being presented as additional LTC productions. However, in 1981 and 1992 it presented three main shows in each year. In 1981, a Variety and The Sound of Music were staged at the Cliffs Pavilion. As the latter show offered little opportunity for the men in the club, Salad Days was also presented at the Palace. Again, in 1992, Carousel was presented, then Godspell. As this was only a small cast production in the Dixon Studio at the Palace Theatre, the club also staged a pantomime, Aladdin at St. Clements Church Hall, the rehearsal hall during that period. Since its inception, the LTC has produced 105 musicals and 33 plays. It has won 11 NODA awards.

flower drum song 1962

As well as many regional premieres, the LTC has presented 4 UK amateur premieres: • • • •

1962 Flower Drum Song 1963 The Music Man 1990 Carmen 1991 Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

The LTC has never been afraid to take risks and try something new, and the Varieties in the 70s, 80s and 90s were outstanding as showcases for the club’s talented members. Unlike many other amateur groups, the LTC has used its own members as directors and

carmEn 1990

choreographers and not brought in strangers. The club has been able to do this because it has always had exceptionally talented people and it has always been prepared to give them the opportunity to take the reins and run a show. Indeed, the LTC has incredibly talented people as members – singers, directors, choreographers, dancers, actors, stage directors and stage crew, amazingly creative props and wardrobe people who have conjured up artefacts and costumes from old curtains, washing up liquid containers and sticky-backed plastic over the years.

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SHOWS PERFORMED BY THE LTC 12/12/1949 03/05/1950 04/05/1951 01/12/1952 23/11/1953 07/05/1954 21/11/1955 03/12/1956 25/11/1957 08/12/1958 23/11/1959 13/05/1960 20/11/1961 12/03/1962 04/03/1963 02/03/1964 01/03/1965 21/02/1966 07/11/1966

No No Nanette The Girlfriend Mr Cinders Please Teacher Me And My Girl Blue For A Boy Anything Goes South Pacific Love From Judy Kiss Me Kate Girl Crazy South Pacific Annie Get Your Gun Flower Drum Song++ The Music Man++ Carousel Love From Judy Oklahoma The Pajama Game

01/11/1967 01/04/1968 25/11/1968 19/05/1969 01/12/1969 20/04/1970 16/11/1970 17/05/1971 04/10/1971 25/05/1972 01/10/1972 14/05/1973 01/10/1973 01/04/1974 11/11/1974 19/05/1975 14/11/1975 01/04/1976

Flower Drum Song Camelot Half A Sixpence** Showboat How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Carousel West Side Story The King & I Half A Sixpence No No Nanette Me And My Girl Charlie Girl The Music Man Rose Marie Camelot Robert & Elizabeth Variety 75 Bitter Sweet

19/11/1976 01/04/1977 11/11/1977 22/05/1978 01/11/1978 21/05/1979 08/11/1979 03/06/1980 03/11/1980 28/04/1981 28/09/1981 30/11/1981 27/04/1982 25/10/1982 25/04/1983 25/10/1983 09/04/1984 22/10/1984 22/04/1985

Variety 76 Kiss Me Kate Variety 77 Mame West Side Story The King & I Variety 79 Love From Judy The Dancing Years Variety 81 The Sound Of Music Salad Days Golden Variety 82 Orpheus In The Underworld Oklahoma Variety 83 South Pacific 7 Brides For 7 Brothers**## Fiddler On The Roof

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21/10/1985 07/04/1986 20/10/1986 06/04/1987 19/10/1987 11/04/1988 17/10/1988 08/04/1989 21/10/1989 02/04/1990 01/10/1990 01/04/1991 08/10/1991 21/04/1992 12/10/1992 13/12/1992 01/03/1993 23/11/1993

Variety 85 Showboat How To Succeed In Business Without Really Trying Guys & Dolls Camelot Sweet Charity The Pirates Of Penzance Variety 89 7 Brides For 7 Brothers Carmen++ The Pajama Game## The Mikado Gentlemen Prefer Blondes++ Carousel Godspell Aladdin Half A Sixpence Variety 93

11/04/1994 21/11/1994 09/05/1995 20/11/1995 03/06/1996 11/11/1996 09/06/1997 17/11/1997 22/06/1998 26/10/1998 10/05/1999 01/11/1999 22/05/2000 27/11/2000 22/05/2001 12/11/2001 30/04/2002 05/11/2002 29/04/2003

Guys & Dolls 42nd Street*## The Pirates Of Penzance Kismet Will Rogers Follies*## Little Shop Of Horrors* Singin’ In The Rain She Loves Me*##(2) Oklahoma## La Cage Aux Folles Some Like It Hot* The Wiz Mack And Mabel*** The Slipper & The Rose* Annie Crazy For You## The King & I## Oliver! Anything Goes

04/11/2003 20/04/2004 02/11/2004 19/04/2005 01/11/2005 25/04/2006 31/10/2006 24/04/2007 03/11/2007 19/04/2008 21/10/2008 22/04/2009 28/10/2009

Me And My Girl Calamity Jane 42nd Street## 7 Brides For 7 Brothers Hello Dolly Guys & Dolls Kiss Me Kate## The Pirates Of Penzance Copacabana Oklahoma Summer Holiday Sweeney Todd Buddy**** ++ UK Amateur Premiere * Regional Premiere ** South East England Premiere *** South East Essex Premiere **** Essex Premiere ## NODA Award Winner

the pirates of penzance 1995

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PLAYS PERFORMED BY THE LTC 01/01/1950

The Blue Goose

01/01/1951

Little Lambs Eat Ivy

01/10/1951

The Paragon

01/01/1952

Random Harvest

01/06/1952

The Happiest Days Of Your Life

01/10/1952

This Happy Breed

01/01/1953

The Pig In A Poke

01/10/1953

Lady Killer

01/01/1954

A Play For Ronnie

05/02/1954

Fools Rush In

19/04/1955

Birthday Honours

13/04/1956

Night Must Fall

15/03/1957

The Hollow

01/01/1958

Count Your Blessings

01/10/1958

The Importance Of Being Earnest

24/04/1959

Sailor Beware

18/05/1959

The Touch Of Fear

11/03/1960

Doctor In The House

24/03/1961

The Reluctant Debutante

03/05/1961

Fruit Of The Tree

12/10/1962

The House By The Lake

31/10/1962

Nude With Violin

06/09/1963

Book Of The Month

12/09/1963

Here We Come Gathering

24/06/1964

The More The Merrier

01/01/1978

Love In A Mist

20/10/1995

Entertaining Mr Sloane

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Would you Adam & Eve it?

25/01/2001

Farndale Murder Mystery

24/01/2002

Farndale Christmas Carol

30/01/2003

Farndale Haunted Through Lounge

24/02/2005

Farndale We Found Love

21/02/2007

It’s Murder In The Wings

06/03/2008

Farndale Macbeth

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PERFORMANCE VENUES Since 1949 the LTC has presented its productions in various venues in South East Essex. The main shows – i.e. the musicals – have always been staged in large theatres or entertainment centres, whereas the plays have usually used smaller venues. The club has also been invited to present existing productions in other local venues – for example, “Godspell” in Rettendon Church for their flower festival. The main venues which the LTC has used over the years include: • The Palace Theatre (main house and Dixon Studio) • The Cliffs Pavilion • Towngate Theatre, Basildon • The New Empire Theatre, Southend • Eastwood Studio • St. Clements Church Hall • Rettendon Church • Leigh Community Centre • St. Paul’s Hall, Westcliff • The Conservative Club Rooms, Southend As well as these, the LTC has also presented numerous concerts and concert parties in other venues.


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GODSPELL 1992


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chapter three

LTC MEMBERS The LTC obviously cannot exist without members. There are over 1000 members’ names on file and all of these occur in the cast lists contained in this booklet. However, these cast lists do not tell all the story of the people involved. COMMITTEE MEMBERS

1987-8

Dave Badger

Over the years the various committee members have managed the affairs of the LTC – selecting and publicising the shows, managing the finances, negotiating for different venues, auditioning new members and generally making key decisions to ensure the success and future of the LTC. All this has been done voluntarily by committee members, giving up substantial amounts of time on top of rehearsals and performances.

1989-90

Lynne Young

Sandra Burford – Alex Fairbairn and Spencer Fairbairn

1991-5

Sally Lightfoot

Derek Connor – Steve Connor

1996

John Onslow

1997-2000

Sandra Burford

Ron and Ann Couldridge – Debbie Smallbone and Trudy Couldridge

2000-4

Val Wilcox

2005-9

Sally Lightfoot

LTC CHAIRMEN 1949

J H Maxwell

Bob Kelly

Ken Herbert

1950’s, 60’s, 70’s Ewart Crown

Fred Towers

Brian Odell

1975-6

Barry Davis

1978

Melvyn Davis & Sheila Nicol

1979

Bob Kelly & Derek Connor

1980

LTC FAMILIES Many children of LTC members have caught the “bug” and decided to follow in their parents’ footsteps. Some started by appearing as children in shows and then became full active members when they came of age. As a result, many family groups have evolved, some inter–marrying and so making the family trees really interesting to track!

George and Babs Davis – Barry Davis, Roger Davis, Gerry Davis and Melvyn Davis Gerry and Coral Davis – Kane Davis Andy Inskip – Claire Inskip Doreen Goodfellow – Joanne Ellis-Bailey Joy Kingston – Jay Kingston Ken and Iris Lucas – Laurel Lucas Julie McKinder – Isla Lightfoot and Amy McKinder Sheila Melville – Dominic Melville Georgie Miller – Gena Miller

PARENTS – CHILDREN

John Onslow – Lindsay Onslow

Arthur and Doris Badger – Dave Badger and Elaine Badger

Dave and Lindy Sowerbutts – Mark Sowerbutts and Ross Sowerbutts Mark Spooner – Liam Spooner and Joel Spooner

Bob Kelly & Pat Odell

Fred and Hilda Brindley – Laurel Brindley and Phillipa Brindley

1981

Derek Connor

Bill and Kathy Bott – Brian Bott and Colin Bott

Val Wilcox – Sarah Wilcox and Karen Wilcox

1982-5

Mike Matlin

Colin and Audrey Bott – Nicola Bott

Stephanie Wilson – Laura Wilson

1986

Roger Davis

Shirley Wolfe – Neil Boughtwood

Roger and Lynne Young – Heidi Young

Doris Wallace – Bev Onslow


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Leslie Orr and Doris Bye

publicity shot for mack & mable 2000

Phil Sams and Sue Robinson Phil Sams and Joanne Gill David Scally and Karen Tomlin Colin Scott and Gena Miller Colin and Lynne Simmonds Colin Smith and Elaine Badger Paul Smith and Louise Twitchen Dave Sowerbutts and Lindy Robinson Paul Tarrant and Jill Robinson Paul and Angie Tarrant Jimmy Weedon and Maureen Davidson Karl Wilson and Stephanie Childs Jim Wolfe and Shirley Boughtwood Phillip Woolcott and Lin Osmond Roger and Lynne Young PROFESSIONAL LTC MEMBERS Pre – LTC

LTC COUPLES

Alan and Margaret Day

Paul Allwright and Sharon Pace.

Norman Day and Diane Bush

Dominic Atkins and Denise Swallow

Scott Dean and Joanne Sams

David Badger and Gena Scott-Miller

John Drabble and Nicola Quinn

Bob Baker and Mary Nathaniel

Ian Gilbert and Laura Wilson

Colin Bott and Audrey Lewis

Peter Gillett and Pat Perkins

Tim Cater and Carla Reynolds

Cyril Higgs and Betty Marshall

Ron and Ann Couldridge

Brian Houser and Pam Cotter

Barry Davis and Elaine Smith

Geoff Johnson and Carol Strutt

Gerry Davis and Coral Selby

Dave Lobley and Sarah Mummery

Kane Davis and Nicola Bott

Mike Matlin and Carol-Anne Horton

Melvyn Davis and Corinne Dean

Carol-Anne Matlin and Brendan O’Callaghan

Roger Davis and Annette Blake

Andrew Miller and Betty Selby

Roger Davis and Angie Tarrant

John Onslow and Beverley Jenner

Terry and Angela Davis

Terry and Jean Regester

Some members joined LTC having had a professional career as a dancer or an actor. These include: Sheila Melville – actress who performed with John Gielgud and Alec Guiness Jill Stephens – ballet dancer in the Iranian National Ballet. Kane Davis – appeared in West End musicals including “Oliver” with Robert Lindsay, “Chitty, Chitty, Bang, Bang” and “Whistle Down the Wind”. A couple of members started with the LTC, worked as professionals and then returned: Beverly Onslow – dancer. Gerry Davis – appeared in West End musicals including “Chorus Line” and on television as a dancer – The Second Generation dance group.


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Post – LTC Other members spent time as amateurs in LTC and then went on to greater things in the professional theatrical and entertainment world. These include: Gemma (Rita) Craven – actress on television, in West End musicals and films, including “The Slipper and the Rose” with Richard Chamberlain. Lee Mead – singer on television and West End Musicals including “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dream coat”. Mark Cotgrove (aka Snowboy) – solo jazz musician (live and records), also performing regularly with Jools Holland and Lisa Stansfield. James Bourne – singer/songwriter and cofounder of Pop bands Son of Dork and Busted. Sarah Hay – actress and singer in West End musicals. Judy Carter – actress. Romilly Paradine – radio presenter Tony Papas – dancer. Spencer Fairbairn – dancer in Las Vegas. Alex Fairbairn – dancer. David Street – dancer.

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chapter three

LTC SOCIAL ACTIVITIES AND AFFILIATED GROUPS A thriving social side was established in the early days of the LTC. There were Treasure Hunts, Barn Dances and Fancy Dress parties. There was even a Sports Day which was so successful that the LTC challenged the other Operatic Societies. In 1953, on the August Bank Holiday a group of LTC members decided to go camping. They borrowed tents and basic equipment – no fancy Bar-B-Qs or flashy camping gadgets - and camped next to the river at Steeple, just north of Southminster. They witnessed the Prout brothers, a local boatbuilding family, trying out their new design of sailing craft never seen before - the catamaran. The social activities have continued to play an important part in the life of the LTC and today it is as successful as ever, with quizzes, garden parties, race nights, camping weekends, murder mystery evenings, progressive dinner parties, trips to theme parks, curry evenings and, of course, the annual Dinner Dance. On top of these organized events, there has been a regular informal gathering in the local pubs after rehearsals where much discussion, debate and creative thinking has taken place over the years – all about the LTC. THE LITTLE THEATRE CLUB FOOTBALL TEAM Back in the 1980’s it was decided that as a few of the men enjoyed playing football, it would be a good idea to put a team together. And so,

garden party 2008

a kit was designed and ordered (bright yellow and green stripes) and a team was set up to compete in a local amateur league. To make it more of a squad – to cover possible absences for team members – some club husbands were invited to become honorary members and play for the LTC. Many Sunday mornings were spent in local parks and playing fields by team members and supporters, with the LTC

name reaching parts that would otherwise never have been reached. In the weeks leading up to a show, there was always an underlying concern that injuries sustained on the football field could jeopardise performances! Fortunately, however, this never happened. Although LTC members no longer play in the team, the team still exists and competes in the local league.


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THE WEDNESDAY GIRLS This group began with just two members getting together for company with their small children every Wednesday morning. As the mums gradually returned to work, the gettogethers changed to the evenings. The group grew to ten members, and despite requests from other members to join in, the group decided that ten was the maximum that any normal dining table would accommodate. Annette Blake (nee Baker) Audrey Bott (nee Lewis) – still an active member Diane Day (nee Bush)

Carol Napper (nee Thompson) Lindy Sowerbutts (nee Robinson) Valerie Wilcox (nee Pollitt) – still an active member Stephanie Wilson (nee Manley) – still an active member Today there are a total of twenty-three children. The group have remained friends even though some are no longer active members of the LTC. In this very special 60th anniversary year, three Wednesday girls are also celebrating their 60th birthdays. In order to observe it in style, all the “girls” are going to New York together.

they decided that they would make it a regular feature of their social lives. They meet every three months to dine out at a different restaurant in the area chosen by one of the couples. The venue is kept secret and the group only find out where they are dining when they actually arrive. The range has included top – quality French cuisine through to curries and pub meals. The members include: Pam Cotter and Brian Houser Sally and John Lightfoot (an honorary member who played in the football team)

Corinne Martyn (nee Dean)

THE GOURMET GROUP

Bev and John Onslow

Sharon Sedgwick (nee Harding) – supplies Angel cakes for the Farndale plays

In 2000, a few of the LTC members got together to celebrate the Millennium. As they enjoyed dining together so much,

Shirley and Jim Wolfe

Elaine McGilvray (nee Badger)

A careful eye is kept on waistlines, especially when a show is imminent!

fancy dress 2008

camping 2006

the Gourmet Group


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NO NO NANETTE 1949

PLEASE TEACHER 1952

ME AND MY GIRL 1953

ANYTHING GOES 1955

Pauline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosemary Fox Sue Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Maxwell Billy Early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Walker Lucille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ena Weston Nanette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Bourne Tom Trainor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Noah Pearce Jimmy Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Mitchell Betty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betty Short Winnie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Smithson Flora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Crown

Clutterbuck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Ball Anne Trent. . . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Bourne Joan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Crowhurst Mrs Trent. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Crown Miss Trundle. . . . . . . . . . . . . Rosemary Fox Ho Fang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Douglas Gillett Policeman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Guess Miss Pink. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Miss Wigglesworth. . . . . . Maureen Kinsey Parlour Maid . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Robertson Postman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Hughes School Porter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Towers Tommy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Walker Wing Foo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edward Pinder Barman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Johnston

Gerald. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Ball Jacqueline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elsa Prichett Duchess of Dene . . . . . . . . . Irene Towers Mr Parchester . . . . . . . . . . . Douglas Gillett Sir John. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edward Pinder Lord Jasper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Johnson Bill Snibson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Walker Sally Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Bourne Charles. . . . . . . . Bradshaw Charlesworth Lord Battersby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cyril Higgs Lady Battersby. . . . . . . . . . Pam Mackenzie Hon. Margaret. . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Towers Lady Brighton. . . . . . . . . . . Winfred Walker Charles Smythe. . . . . . . . . Charles Hughes Policeman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Hughes Mrs Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Crown Bob Barking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Pepper

1st Detective. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Odell 2nd Detective. . . . . . . . . . Larry O’Clarey Bartender. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Hope Bellboy / Junior. . . . . . . . . Michael Scudder Billy Crocker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eric Walker Bishop Dobson. . . . . . . . . . Douglas Gillett Bonnie Le Tour. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sylvia Lacey Cameraman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith Captain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Kelly Ching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Garth Harper Elisha J Whitney. . . . . . . . . . Clare Hudson Hope Harcourt. . . . . . . . . . Margery Hope Ling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Lyndon Mr Swift. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Groom Mrs Frick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Towers Mrs Wadsworth T Harcourt. . Peggy Crown Mrs Wentworth. . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Purser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Kinsey Reno Lagrange. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Reporter / William Oakleigh. . . Charles Hughes Reverend Dr Moon. . . . . . Edward Pinder Ship’s Drunk. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Pepper Sir Evelyn Oakleigh, Bart.. . . . . . . Dale Ball Steward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Scudder

Chorus: Rona Cameron, Pat Carter, Terese Chapman, June Clarke, Maureen Dunn, Connie Gillett, Wendy Guess, Dot Hearle, Barbara Hillings, Eve Kelly, Pam Mackenzie, Rowena Mercer, Wendy Milton, Ann Mitchell, Florence Mora, Hazel Moss, Pat O’Brien, Eileen Skingsley, Shirley Smithson, Irene Towers, Joan Towers, Doris Wallace, Ivy Weber, Norman Clarke, Douglas Gillett, Ron Johnson, Bob Kelly, Michael Moss, John Tomblin, Bob Towers, Eric Williams. Producer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Mitchell Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . Ena Weston Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Ben Oakley THE GIRLFRIEND 1950 Missing from the archive MR CINDERS 1951 Missing from the archive

Chorus: Rita Barnett, Sheila Barney, Shirley Cantwell, Wendy Coker, Joyce Dowsett, Maureen Dunn, Connie Gillett, Vivian Harris, Brian Harwood, Cyril Higgs, Maureen Kinsey, BillieHolmes, Eric Johnson, George Lyndon, Betty Marshall, Rowena Mercer, Wendy Milton, Pat O’Brian, Pat Pepper, Elsa Pritchett, Joan Savage, Alan Scott, Yvonne Strange, Joan Towers, Winifred Walker, Amy Webb, Jan Jarvis, Ann Mitchell, Pat Scott, Margaret Wilson. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Mitchell Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . Ena Weston Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Ben Oakley Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Kelly Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eve Kelly Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . Winifred Perry Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nora Smithson

Chorus: Rita Barnett, Shirley Cantwell, Wendy Coker, Peggy Crowhurst, Maureen Dunn, Connie Gillett, Vivien Harries, Betty Higgs, Margery Hope, Jan Jarvis, Maureen Kinsey, Pam Mackenzie, Mary Maxwell, Rowena Mercer, Wendy Milton, Mildred Moyser, Pat O’Brien, Barbara Osborne, Pat Pepper, Jill Robertson, Joan Savage, Pat Scott, Sheila Spence, Amy Webb, Margaret Wilson, David Guess, John Hope, Colin Jarvis, George Lyndon, Vic Moore, Brian Odell, Alan Scott, Bob Towers. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Mitchell Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . Ena Weston Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Ben Oakley BLUE FOR A BOY 1954 Missing from the archive

Chorus: Norma Bourne, Shirley Cantwell, Maureen Dunn, Connie Gillett, Shirley Heywood, Audrey Kerr, Maureen Kinsey, Iris Lucas, Sheila Melville, Rowena Mercer, Mildred Moyser, Maureen O’brien, Pauline Odell, Elsa Pritchett, Joan Savage, Winifred Walker, Ann Waller, Amy Webb, Vivien Harries, Rita Petchey, Elizabeth Short, Jill Walker, Dennis Odell. Joint Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Mitchell Joint Director / Choreographer. . Ena Weston Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Webber Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eve Kelly Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hughes Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ivy Weber Reheasal Pianist. . . . . . . . Winifred Phillips Wardrobe / Rehearsal Pianist. . Nora Smithson


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SOUTH PACIFIC 1956

LOVE FROM JUDY 1957

KISS ME KATE 1958

Girl Crazy 1959

Buzz Adam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Baker Emile de Becque. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Ball Luther Billis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Carter Radio Operator. . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Chowen Marcella . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judith Crown Com. Harrison. . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Drew Janine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janine Everett Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Douglas Gillett Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Stewpot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Odell Nellie Forbush. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Bloody Mary . . . . . . . . . Norma Osbourne Capt Bracket. . . . . . . . . . . . Edward Pinder Lt. Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Scudler Liat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Short Ngana. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beverley Wallis

Senator Parsons. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Ball Magnolia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heather Barribal Jimmy McBride. . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Carter Mrs Lippit. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Crown Cyrus Wykoff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Drew Gordon McLintock. . . . . . . . Peter Groom Capt. Lavallier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Hope Julia Pendleton. . . . . . . . . . . Margery Hope Mrs Grace Pritchard. . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Mrs Pendleton. . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Mary Lou. . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen O’Brien Jervis Pendleton. . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Scudder Wilberforce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Thorn Butterfly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Sally McBride. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Walker

Fred Graham. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Baker Bill Calhoun. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Carter 2nd Gangster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Drew Hortensio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jimmy Grisley 1st Gangster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Groom Harry Trevor . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Hughes Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Herbert Lucas Lilli Vanessi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Lois Lane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Stage Doorman. . . . . . . . Stephen Melville Hattie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen O’Brien Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry O’Clarey Gregory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Odell Harrison Howell. . . . . . . . . Edward Pinder Cabman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Smith Ralph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith Haberdasher . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Thorn Gremio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Turner

Police Sergeant . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bob Baker Molly Gray. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mary Baker Eagle Rock. . . . . . . . . . . . James Binnington Tess Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Bourne Hotel Proprietor. . . . . . . . . . Terry Carter Jake Howell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Drew Lank Saunders. . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Groom Patsy West. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Horan Danny Churchill. . . . . . . . . . Andrew Inskip Flora James. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Kerr Slick Fothergill. . . . . . . . . . Larry O’Clarey Gieber Goldfarb. . . . . . . . . Edward Pinder Pete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Smith Kate Fothergill. . . . . . . . . . . . . Dawn Smith Sam Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith

Chorus: Heather Barribal, Phillip Brackley, Shirley Collins, Maureen Davison, Maureen Dunn, Peter Groom, Garth Harper, Vivien Harries, John Hope, Charles Hughes, Phyllis Kay, Bob Kelly, Audrey Kerr, Iris Lucas, Ken Lucas, Sylvia Marven, Valerie Mellor, Mildred Moyser, Maureen O’Brien, Larry O’Clarey, Joy Sperrin, Sheila Tansey, Mike Thorn, Bob Towers, Joan Towers, Jill Walken, Ann Waller. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ena Weston Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Charles Meek

Chorus: Rosemary Ashman, Bob Baker, Norma Bourne, Phillip Brackley, Linda Caruzzi, Wendy Coker, Shirley Collins, Judith Crown, Terry Davis, Maureen Davison, Valerie Drew, Janine Everett, Nigel Gale, Janet Goff, Joan Gordon, Charles Hughes, Audrey Kerr, Jill Kerry, Ken Lucas, Rita Martin, Sylvia Marven, Bridget Merry, Mildred Moyser, Larry O’Clarey, Brian Odell, Pat Odell, Christine Pender, Elizabeth Selby, Martin Sharp, Derek Smith, Olive Smith, Doreen Soloman, Joy Sperrin, Gillian Staines, Sheila Tansey, Beverley Wallis, Michael Warwick. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grizel Dowsett Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eve Kelly Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Short Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Charles Meek

Chorus: Carol Benjamin, Doris Bye, Linda Caruzzi, Judy Crown, Terry Davis, Maureen Davison, Nigel Gale, Sally Graham, Christine Grisley, Margery Hope, Pam Horan, Andrew Inskip, Phyllis Kaye, Audrey Kerr, Valerie Lintott, Ken Lucas, Sylvia Marven, Ian Morgan, Mildred Moyser, Pat Odell, Fiona Scanes, Michael Scudder, Elizabeth Selby, Martin Sharp, Dawn Smith, Olive Smith, Sheila Tansey, Michael Warwick, Jimmy Weedon, Ann Winter, Max Woosnam. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grizel Dowsett Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eve Kelly Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Short Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Charles Meek Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . Charles Hughes Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Rehearsal Pianists . . . . . . . . . . Betty Clark, . . . . . . . . . Joan Hughes & Nora Smithson

Chorus: Carol Benjamin, Doris Bye, Jim Carter, Terry Davis, Maureen Davison, Cherry Dodwell, Colin Fox, Nigel Gale, Pat Gillett, Sally Graham, Christine Grisley, Annette Hill-Young, Margery Hope, Myrna Hurley, Paula Leefe, Valerie Lintott, Iris Lucas, Ken Lucas, Sylvia Marven, Sheila Melville, Gill Morgan, Ian Morgan, Mildred Moyser, Sheila Nicol, Maureen O’brien, Brian Odell, Leslie Orr, Donald Sadler, Fiona Scanes, Michael Scudder, Olive Smith, Carole Strutt, Sheila Tansey, Mike Thorn, Jeremy Turner, Mike Turner, Jacky Walker, Jimmy Weedon, Ann Winter, Max Woosnam. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grizel Dowsett Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eve Kelly Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Short Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . Charles Hughes Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Herbert Lucas Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ivy Weber Rehearsal Pianists . . . . . . . . . . . . Elsie Bow, . . . . . . . . . . . . Betty Clark, Nora Smithson Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eileen Alexander Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hughes SOUTH PACIFIC 1960 Missing from the archive


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ANNIE GET YOUR GUN 1961

Flower Drum Song 1962

MUSIC MAN 1963

Carousel 1964

Annie Oakley. . . . . . . . . . . . Margary Hope Buffalo Bill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry O’Clarey Charlie Davenport. . . . . . . . . Frank Drew Chief Sitting Bull . . . . . . . . . . Peter Groom Chinese Woman. . . . . . . . . . Valerie Drew Conductor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Dolly Tate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Footman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Odell Frank Butler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Ball Jessie (Child) . . Elaine Badger, Diane Bush Little Girl (Child). . . . . . . . . . . Laural Lucas Little Jake (Child). . . Brian Bott, Roger Key, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Martin Mac, Property Man . . . . . . . . Brian Smith Minnie (Child). . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Smith Mrs Little Horse . . . . . . Maureen O’Brien Mrs Yellow Foot / Sylvia Potter-Potter. . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Nellie (Child). . . . . . . . . . Laurette Brindley, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Josephine Hedakal Pawnee Bill. . . . . . . . . . . . James Binnington Pawnee’s Messenger / Foster Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith Tommy Keeler. . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Inskip

Wang Ta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BobBaker Wang Chi Yang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Ball Professor Cheng. . . . . . . James Binnington Sammy Fong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Carter Mr Lung. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Daye Dr Lu Fong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Drew Madam Fong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Drew Wang San. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clive Fincham Dr Li. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Groom Madam Liang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Fan-Tan-Fanny. . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Linda Low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Frankie Wing. . . . . . . . . . . Larry O’Clarey Helen Chao. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doris Orr Mei Li. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elaine Price Liu Ma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jean Sanders Mr Huang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith Head Waiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Turner Wang Ta (Ballet) . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Woods

Amaryllis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Beamer Amaryllis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laurette Brindley Jacey Squires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Winthrop Paroo. . . . . Raymond Caruana Winthrop Paroo. . . . . . . . . . . John Martin Alma Hix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Crown Maud Dunlop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Babs Davis Travelling Salesmen. . . . . . . . . . Alan Daye, . . . . . Frank Drew, Nigel Gale, Jack Martin, . . . . . . . . . . . . .Larry O’Clarey, Brian Odell Mrs Squires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Drew Mayor Shinn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Groom Marian Paroo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Irene Heath Marcellus Washburn. . . . . . Andrew Inskip Oliver Hix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Harold Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Olin Britt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Andrew Miller Mrs Paroo . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen O’Brien Constable Locke. . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Orr Tommy Djilas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Pipe Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn. . . . Dawn Smith Charlie Cowell. . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith Gracie Shinn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Smith Ethel Toffelmier . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith Zannette Shinn . . . . . . . . . . . Carole Strutt Ewart Dunlop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Thorn

Heavenly Friend. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Ball Enoch Snow Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Bott David Bascombe. . . . . . . . . . . Frank Drew Enoch Snow. . . . . . . . . . . . Andre W Inskip Billy Bigelow. . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Policeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Miller Nettie Fowler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Irene Nairy Starkeeper. . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry O’Clarey Julie Jordan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doris Orr Carrie Pipperidge. . . . . . . . . . Elaine Price Jigger Craigin. . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith Louise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carole Strutt Mrs Mullin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Urchin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Martin

Chorus: Lynda Barker, Michael Barry, Phillipa Brindley, Angela Byford, Jim Carter, Terry Davis, Clive Fincham, Sally Graham, Lynda Houssart, Geoff Johnson, Valerie Lintott, Sheila Melville, Andrew Miller, Ian Morgan, Sheila Nicol, Doris Orr, Roger Pipe, Annette Price, Elaine Price, Jean Saunders, Elizabeth Short, Audrey Simon, Olive Smith, Carol Benjamin, Rita Ryman. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terry Carter Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . Dawn Smith Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . Charles Hughes Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Assistant Stage Director. . . Stephen Melville Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eileen Alexander Production Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eve Kelly Make-Up. . . . . . Peter Gillett, Joan Hughes Rehearsal Pianists . . . . . . . . . . . . Elsie Blow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Hilda Brindley, Betty Clark Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Drew

Chorus: Mary Baker, Lynda Barker, Michael Barry, Phillipa Brindley, Derek Bush, Angela Byford, Terry Davis, Paula Derry, Nigel Gale, Peter Gillett, Margery Hope, Lynda Houssart, John Huntley, Andrew Inskip, Geoff Johnson, Valerie Lintott, Ian Morgan, Maureen O’brien, Annette Price, Rita Ryman, Brian Smith, Dawn Smith, Olive Smith, Margaret Steward, Carole Strutt, Sheila Tansey, Mike Thorn, Pam Turner, Jacky Walker, Jimmy Weedon, Maureen Weedon. Children: Brian Bott, Laurette Brindley, PhilIp Cozens, Louise Schofield, Production Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eve Kelly Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Short Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Master . . . . . . . . . Charles Hughes Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nora Smithson Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . . Betty Clark Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eileen Alexander Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hughes Props . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ivy Weber Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas

Chorus: Robert Baker, Ann Bangs, Linda Barker, Phillipa Brindley, Margaret Camfield, Norman Cox, Diane Dain, Elizabeth Duncan, Janine Everitt, Peter Gillett, Geoff Johnson, Iris Lucas, Ian Morgan, Sheila Nicol, Doris Orr, Michael Peters, Elaine Price, Jean Saunders, Elizabeth Selby, Brian Smith, Margaret Steward, Sheilatansey, Maureen Weedon. Children: Brian Bott, Gwyn Keeb, Laural Lucas, John Springall Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Choreographer . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Short Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . Charles Hughes Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ivy Weber Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Edna Caruzzi Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eileen Alexander Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hughes Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley

Children: David Badger, Laurette Brindley, Peter Courtenay, Laurel Lucas, Linda Osmond, Mary Taylor. Chorus: Gillian Alley, Bob Baker, Mary Baker, Bill Bott, Phillipa Brindley, Margaret Camfield, Brian Cole, Norman Cox, Diane Dain, Angela Davis,Terry Davis, Alan Daye, Patricia Farmer, Beryl Frith, Peter Gillett, Ken Goodwin, Maurice Hardiman, Geoff Johnson, Linda Jordan, Iris Lucas, Ian Morgan, Sheila Nicol, Maureen O’Brien, Brian Odell, Roger Pipe, Jean Regester,Terry Regester, Rita Ryman, Betty Salby, Jean Saunders, Dawn Smith, Olive Smith, Margaret Steward, Sheila Thomson. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Chorographer. . . . . . . . . . Elizabeth Short Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . Charles Hughes Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gwen Davis Props. . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Drew, Ivy Weber Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . Joan Brown Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eileen Alexander, Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hughes Production Team. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eve Kelly Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin LOVE FROM JUDY 1965 Missing from the archive


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Oklahoma 1966

THE Pajama Game 1966

Flower Drum Song 1967

Camelot 1968

Curley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Jud Fry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Ball Cord Elam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Cox Ali Haken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Drew Slim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nigel Gale Ike Skidmore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Gillett Aunt Eller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Andrew Carnes. . . . . . . . . Larry O’Clarey Laurey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elaine Price Ado Annie Carnes . . . . . . Laureen Reader Gertie Cummings. . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith Will Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Wood Kate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas SylvIe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol

Mae. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laureen Carter Pop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Cox 1st Helper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Daye Prez . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nigel Gale Salesman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Gillett Joe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geoff Johnson Sid Sorokin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath 2nd Helper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Poopsie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Babe Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Mabel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Brenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jean Regester Mr Hasler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith Vernon Hines. . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Charlie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Wood

Professor Cheng. . . . . . . . . . David Badger Wang Chi Yang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Ball Fan Tan Fanny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stella Booth Dr Li. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Cox Mei Li. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rita Craven Sammy Wong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nigel Gale Wang Ta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Gillett Mt Huan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geoff Johnson Madam Liang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Madam Fong. . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Mr Lung. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Miller Linda Low. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Helen Chao. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Frankie Wing. . . . . . . . . . . Larry O’Clarey Liu Ma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Penny Perkins Wang San. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Scott Dr Lu Fong. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith

Scots Knight/Ballad Singer. . . . . . . Bill Bott Merlyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Cox Gerry Davis. . . . . . . . . . . Tom of Warwick Malcolm Mckinnon. . . . . Tom of Warwick King Pelinore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Drew Sir Lionel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nigel Gale Lancelot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Gillett Guenevere. . . . . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Mordred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Homyer Sir Sagramor . . . . . . . . . . . . Geoff Johnson King Arthur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Lady Ann . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carole Magrath Morgan Le Fey. . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Sir Dinadan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Miller Nimue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betty Miller Lady Sybil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Archbishop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Odell Squire Dap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Scott Sir Clarius. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Wood

Chorus: Joyce Beck, Paulette Brown, Caroline Coleman, Jennifer Collin, Rita Craven, Alan Daye, Margaret Daye, Patricia Dean, Beryl Frith, Roger Frith, Wendy Garrett, Jennifer Garwood, Peter Gillett, Alan Halls, Ann Hudson, Linda Jordan, Sandra Laux, Jack Martin, John Martin, Gena Miller, Maureen O’Brien, Jacqueline Odell, Margaret Oran, Hilary Poole, Barbara Quintaba, Jean Regester, Jean Saunders, Ray Saunt, Colin Scott, Dawn Smith, Derek Smith, David Stokes, Sheila Thomson, Mike Thorn, David Tobin, Brian Topsfield, Beryl Wood. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Assistant Director. . . . . . . . Connie Gillett Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Assistant Stage Director. . . . . . . Ken Lucas Assistant Stage Director. . . . . Brian Smith Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . . Betty Clark Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Eric Heywood Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Crown Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gwen Davis Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Drew

Chorus: Joyce Beck, Bill Bott, Tom Carter, Caroline Coleman, Rita Craven, Margaret Daye, Patricia Dean, Linda Farrow, Angela Hudson, Carol Johnson, Sandra Laux, Carole Magrath, Larry O’Clarey, Brian Odell, Jacqueline Odell, Margaret Oran, Elaine Price, Barbara Quintaba, Mary Rendell, Jean Saunders, Ray Saunt, Colin Scott, Suzanne Shepherd, Andrew Miller, David Stokes, David Tobin, Mark Trevett, Beryl Wood. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connie Gillett Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . Gwen Davis Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Assistant Stage Director. . . . . . . Roy Davis Assistant Stage Director. . . . . . . Ken Lucas Props. . . . . . . Peggy Crown, Sheila Melville Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celia Cox Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Drew Backstage. . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas, Olive Smith Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . KenGoodwin

Chorus: Bill Bott, Paulette Brown, Linda Farrow, Norma Goldsmith, Judy Heywood, Susan Hodgkinson, Tony Homyer, Angela Hudson, Carole Magrath, Jack Martin, Betty Miller, Brian Odell, Pat Perkins, Maureen Perry, Yvonne Peters, Barbara Quintaba, Michael Richardson, Suzanne Shepherd, Colin Smith,Olive Smith, David Snoad, David Stokes, Sheila Thomson, Anne Wilson, Beryl Wood. Children: Corinne Dean, Janet Rangdale, Kenneth Robson, Andrea Wells. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Assistant Director. . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celia Cox Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Ball Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doris Badger Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Thomsett

Chorus: David Badger, Elaine Badger, Annette Blake, Stella Booth, Phillipa Brindley, Diane Bush, Judy Carter, Laureen Carter, Tom Carter, Phyllis Compton, Celia Cotgreave, Ron Couldridge, Judy Heywood, Susan Hodgkinson, Penny Jenkins, Iris Lucas, Linda Farrow, Vicki Lynam, Freda Martin, Jack Martin, Gena Miller, Pat Odell, Pat Perkins, Maureen Perry,Yvonne Peters, Kenneth Robinson, Suzanne Shepherd, Colin Smith, Derek Smith, David Snoad, David Stokes, Sheila Thomson, Mike Thorn, David Tobin, Anne Wilson, Beryl Wood. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . ConnieGillett Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Props. . . . . . . . Doris Badger, Rene Towers Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Bull Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Drew Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Thomsett


46 | the little theatre company- est. 1949

Half A Sixpence 1968

Showboat 1969

1st Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Kate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stella Booth Henry Chitterlow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Ann Pornick. . . . . . . . . . . Laurette Brindley Laura. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Helen Walsingham. . . . . . Phyllis Compton Sid Pornick. . . . . . . . . . . . Gordon Conway Photographer. . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Pearce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nigel Gale Mr Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Gillett Flo Bates. . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Gwendolin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Penny Jenkins 2nd Reporter. . . . . . . . . . . . Geoffrey Kerr Mrs Botting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freda Martin Mrs Walsingham . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville William Walsingham. . . . . . Andrew Miller Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betty Miller Edith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yvonne Peters Emma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jean Regester Arthur Kipps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Smith Mr Shalford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith Buggins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Snoad Mr Carshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin

Jeb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Parthy Ann Hawks. . . . . . . . . .Stella Booth Windy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Burford Rubber-Face. . . . Michael Cooper-Mitchell Joe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Cox Cap’n Andy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Drew 3rd Barker/Max. . . . . . . . . . . . . Nigel Gale Steve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Gillett Lottie/Kim. . . . . . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Gaylord Ravenal. . . . . . . . . . . . . John Josey Julie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas 1st Barker/Jake. . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Landlady. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Freda Martin Dolly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betty Miller Magnolia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Queenie. . . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen O’Brien Ethel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Yvonne Peters Frank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Smith Ellie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carole Strutt Vallon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Thorn Pete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Backwoodsman. . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Wood

Chorus: Elaine Badger, Annette Baker, Anne Birnie, Audrey Bott, Brian Bott, Paulette Brown, Colin Burford, Diane Bush, Geoffrey Carr, Michael Cooper-Mitchell, Celia Cotgreave, Frank Drew, Linda Farrow, Peter Haines, Sharon Harding, Judy Heywood, Susan Hodgkinson, John Josey, Carole Magrath, Jack Martin, Gena Miller, Sheila Nicol, Pat Perkins, Maureen Perry, Jackie Pitt, Colin Scott, Olive Smith, David Stokes, Caroline Talbot, Sheila Thomson, Brian Topsfield, Ann Wilson, Beryl Wood Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen O’Brien Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Bull Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Thomsett

Chorus: Elaine Badger, Annette Blake, Audrey Bott, Bill Bott, Brian Bott, Kathy Bott, Paul Buttle, Phyllis Compton, Celia Cotgreave, Ron Couldridge, Linda Farrow, Maurice Hardiman, Sharon Harding, Susan Hodgkinson, Geoff Johnson, Carole Magrath, Jack Martin, Michael Matlin, Andrew Miller, Gena Miller, Georgina Miller, Ann Mortimer, Larry O’clarey, Pat Perkins, David Stokes, Carol Thomson, Sheila Thomson, Anne Wilson, Alan Yapp. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Choreographer. . . . . . Elizabeth Shortman Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . David Walker Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Robin Barnes Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Towers Rehearsal Pianists . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Ratcliff Wardrobe . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Celia Cox Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connie Gillett Make Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vera Johnson Backstage. . . . Sheila Melville, Derek Smith

HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING 1969 Rosemary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elaine Badger J B Biggley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Jenkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Bott Policeman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Peterson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Buttle Mr Twimble. . . . . . . . . . . . Gordon Conway Ovington . . . . . . Michael Cooper-Mitchell Tackaberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Tonubee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Davis Womper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frank Drew Frump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nigel Gale Smitty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Gatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geoff Johnson Finch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Miller Hedy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Miss Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Scrubwoman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Perkins Bratt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Scott Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Smith Miss Krumholtz. . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith Mathews. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Chorus: David Badger, Annette Baker, Audrey Bott, Kathy Bott, Caroline Coleman, Phyllis Compton, Linda Farrow, Peter Gillett, Sharon Harding, Elizabeth Miller, Sheila Nicol, Jean Regester, David Stokes, Carole Thompson, Sheila Thomson. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . Freda Martin Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . John Josey, Iris Lucas Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Lane Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . Joan Brown Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peggy Drew Backstage. . . . Sheila Melville, Derek Smith

Carousel 1970 Carnival Boy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Louise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annette Blake Enoch Snow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Captain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Burford Carrie Pipperidge. . . . . Caroline Coleman 1st Policeman. . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Cox Arminy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Harding Nettie Fowler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Billy Bigelow. . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Mrs Mullin . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carole Magrath Sailor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Mccleave Julie Jordan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Starkeeper/Dr Seldon. . . . Larry O’Clarey Urchin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Reynolds Heavenly Friend. . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Scott 2nd Policeman . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Jigger Craigin. . . . . . . . . . . Brian TopsfieLd Urchin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Wolrich David Bascombe. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Wood Enoch Snow Jr. . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Wyre Chorus: Elaine Badger, Audrey Bott, Colin Bott, Kathy Bott, Phillipa Brindley, Paul Buttle, Judy Carter, Phyllis Compton, Steve Connor, Gordon Conway, Ron Couldridge, Linda Farrow, Nigel Gale, Norma Goldsmith, Edwina Guesford, Janet Harding, Penny Jenkins, Diane Marsh, Jack Martin, Andrew Miller, Gena Miller, Maureen O’Brien,Yvonne Peters, Colin Smith, Marilyn Smith, Carol Thomson, Anne Wilson, Beryl Wood. Children: Janice Alder, Denise Allard, Andrew Burford, Donna Burford, Nicola Drabble, Julia Harkness, Stewart Magrath, Lorraine Marlow,Trudy Miller, David Reynolds, Julie Reynolds, Kay Reynolds, Keris Robson, Cheryl Swan, Julie Swan, Andrew Wolrich, Kevin Wolrich, Nicholas Wyre. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Walker Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Props. . . . . . . . . . Celia Cox, Peggy Crown Rehearsal Pianists . . . May Allen, Alf Levitt Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Backstage. . . . . Ann Couldridge, Pat Odell Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Frances Thomsett


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West Side Story 1970 Shark - Bernardo. . . . . . . . . . David Badger Jet Girl - Minnie. . . . . . . . . . . Elaine Badger Jet Girl - Velma. . . . . . . . . . . Annette Blake Jet Girl - Louise. . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Bott Doc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Jet - Diesel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Bott Jet - Baby John. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Shark Girl - Estella. . . . . . . Paulette Brown Jet - Mouthpiece. . . . . . . . . George Bruce Jet - Gee-Tar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Coke Jet Girl - Anybody’s. . . . Caroline Coleman Girl Singer . . . . . . . . . . . . Phyllis Compton Shark - Cortez. . . . . . . . . . . Steve Connor Shark - Indio. . . . . . . . . . . Gordon Conway Jet - Snowboy . . Michael Cooper-Mitchell Jet - A-Rab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Davis Shark - Luis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Roger Davis Schrank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nigel Gale Shark - Pepe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Gillett Shark Girl - Rosalia. . . Norma Goldsmith Shark Girl - Teresita. . . . . Edwina Guesford Jet Girl - Graziella. . . . . . . Sharon Harding Shark - Chino. . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Shark - Maria. . . . . . . . . Karina Lodemore Jet Girl - Clarice. . . . . . . . . . . Diane Marsh Shark - Carlo. . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Krupke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Mccleave Jet - Tony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Miller Shark Girl - Marguerita. . . . . . . Betty Miller Jet Girl - Mary-Lou. . . . . . . . . Diane Miller

Shark - Anita . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Shark Girl - Fransisca . . . . . . . Kay Murphy Understudy Girl Singer. . . . . . Sheila Nicol Glad Hand. . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry O’Clarey Jet Girl - Ella. . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Osmond Jet Girl - Priscilla . . . . . . . . . Janet Rangdale Shark - Juano. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Reynolds Jet - Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Scott Jet - Riff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Smith Shark - Nibbles. . . . . . . David Sowerbutts Shark Girl - Rita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Tarrant Shark Girl - Consuela. . . . Carol Thomson Jet - Big Deal. . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Shark Girl - Lucrecia. . Michelline Tripcony Jet Girl - Maybelle. . . . . . . . Denise Turner Shark Girl - Cochita. . . . . . . Hilary Wilson Shark - Rory. . . . . . . . . . . Phillip WoolCott Shark - Anxious. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Yapp Directors. . Freda Martin, Georgina Miller Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . Walter B Smith Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Managers. . . Derek Connor, Ken Lucas Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Towers Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . Christopher Wood Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas

The King & I 1971 The Interpreter/George. . . . David Badger Sir Edward Ramsey. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott King Simon of Legree. . . . . . . . Colin Bott Phra Alack . . . . . . . . . . . . Gordon Conway Captain Orton. . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Cox Lun Tha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Princess Ying Yaowlak. . . . Nicola Drabble Princess Ying Yaowlak. . . . . Anita Ellegard The King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser The Kralahome. . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Uncle Thomas. . . . . . . . . . Carole Magrath Little Topsy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diane Miller Eliza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Anna Leonowens . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Louis Leonowens . . . . . Stephen Reynolds Little Eva. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Robertson Lady Thiang. . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Thomson Buddah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Tuptim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Walters Prince Chululongkorn. . . . . Colin Wolrich Chorus: Arthur Badger, Annette Blake, Audrey Bott, Kathy Bott, Liz Brown, Paulette Brown, Judy Carter, Tony Coke, Barry Davis, Corinne Dean, Linda Farrow, Norma Goldsmith, Sharon Harding, Judy Heywood, Michael Matlin, Andrew Miller , Janet Moorey, Pat Odell, Linda Osmond, Angela Price, Ray Price, Jean Regester, Ken Reynolds, Lindy Sowerbutts, David Stokes, Carol Thomson, Frances Thomsett, Beryl Wood, Phillip Woolcott, Alan Yapp.

Children: Janice Alder, Denise Allard, Mary Ann Barrett, Stephanie Bissett, Andrew Burford, Donna Burford, Fiona Campbell, Rayne Carter, AmanDa Ferguson, Carl Forrester, Lydia Forrester, Tracey Forrester, Lesley Hallem, Julia Harkness, Jane Heap, Michelle Magrath, Stewart Magrath, Lorraine Marlow, Collette Mcardle, Karen Mcardle, Dominic Melville, David Reynolds, Kay Reynolds, Michelle Smith, Katherine Spicer, Gary Tanner, Mark Tanner, Andrew Wolrich, Jonothan Wyre, Nicholas Wyre. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . Colin Scott Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Louis Mordish Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Wardrobe. . Gwen Davis, Valerie Reynolds Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Make-Up/Chorus. . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betty Miller Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . Roy Musson Wardrobe Assistant . . . . Marguerite Price Wardrobe Assistant . . . . . . . . Ivy Rodwell Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Towers


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Half A Sixpence 1971

No No Nanette 1972

Me And My Girl 1972

Charlie Girl 1973

1st Reporter . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Connor 2nd Reporter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Davis Ann Pornick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elaine Smith Arthur Kipps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Smith Buggins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Scott Edith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diane Miller Emma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Bott Flo Bates. . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Gwendoline. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Brown Helen Walsingham. . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Henry Chitterlow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Kate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelline Tripcony Laura. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Harding Me Shalford. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Wood Mr Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Yapp Mrs Botting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Mrs Walsingham . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Pearce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Bott Photographer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Price Photographer’s Assistant. . .Geoff Johnson Sid Pornick. . . . . . . . . . . . Gordon Conway Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller William Walsingham. . . . . . . . Roger Davis Brian Magrath . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mr Carshot

Betty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Betty Miller Billy Early . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Flora. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Bott Jimmy Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Scott Lucille. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Nanette . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Pauline . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Sue Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Tom Trainer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Gillett Winnie. . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelline Tripcony

Bill Snibson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Bob Barking. . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Wolrich Charles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Miller Charles Boulting-Smythe. . . . Peter Gillett Gerald Bolingbroke. . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Jacqueline Carston . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Lady Battersby. . . . . . . . . . Sharon Harding Mrs Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Harding Lady Brighton. . . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Lord Battersby. . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Davis Lord Jasper Tring. . . . . . . . . Arthur Badger Man Servant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Carter Man Servant. . . . . . . . . . Godfrey Clarkson Man Servant. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Cox Man Servant. . . . . . . . . . . . . George Davis Maria the Duchess of Dene. . . . Pat Odell Mr Parchester . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Policeman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry O’Clarey Sally Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Walters Sir John Tremayne. . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Telegraph Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Ellegard Hon Margaret Aikington. . . Annette Blake

Chauffuer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Debutants . . Jenny Brett-Pitt, Moira Burton, . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Harding, Elaine Smith Dresser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Liz Brown Fred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vic Lee Jack Conner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Davis Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Redmond Joe Studholme. . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis John Sasaki. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Lady Charlotte (Charlie). . . . Judy Carter Lady Fiona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Redmond Lady Hadwell. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Lady Penelope. . . . . . . . . . . Annette Blake Mrs Kay Connor. . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Nicholas Wainwright. . . . . . Brian Topsfield Pete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Connor Sam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quenten Ford Suspicious Characters. . . . . George Davis, . .Larry O’Clarey, Ron Wilson, Ron Couldridge

Chorus: Beryl Wood, Carol Johnson, Corinne Dean, David Stokes, Frances Carder, Frances Thomsett, Janet Moorey, Kathy Bott, Kelvin Perry, LinDa Farrow, Linda Osmond, Lindy Robinson, Maureen O’brien, Michael Cooper-Mitchell, Paulett Brown, Phillip Woolcott, Sheila Nicol, Sheila Thomson, David Badger, Jill Tarrant, Angela Price, Ann Bolding, Annette Baker, Brian Topsfield.

Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Roy Musson. . . . . . . . . . Assistant Director Georgina Miller. . . . . . . . . Choreographer Louis Mordish . . . . . . . . . Musical Director Roy Musson. . . . . . . . . . . . Chorus Master Hilda Brindley . . . . . . . . . Chorus Mistress Fred Brindley. . . . . . . . . . . . Stage Director Derek Connor. . . . . . . . . . . Stage Manager Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Odell Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Celia Cox Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Reynolds Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Musson

Directors. . . . . . . Brian Magrath, Iris Lucas Assistant Director. . . . . . . Carole Magrath Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Louis Mordish Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Musson Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Managers. . . Derek Connor, Ken Lucas Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Valerie Drew Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Caroline Walters Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gwen Davis

Chorus: David Badger, Annette Baker, Ann Bolding, Audrey Bott, Brian Bott, Liz Brown, Paulette Brown, Lorraine Bush, Frances Carder, Godfrey Clarkson, Tony Coke, Barry Davis, Roger Davis, Corinne Dean, Nigel Gale, Pat Gillett, Geoff Johnson, Ken Lucas, Diane Marsh, Michael Matlin, Andrew Miller, Carol Napper, Sheila Nicol, Linda Osmond, Kelvin Perry, Ken Reynolds, Lindy Robinson, Elaine Smith, Olive Smith, David Stokes, Jill Tarrant, Sheila. . . . . . . Thomson, Caroline Walters.

Chorus: Brenda Ball, Heather Bissett, Ann Bolding, Mark Bolton, Audrey Bott, Liz Brown, Paulette Brown, Corinne Dean, John Ellegard, Pamela Elphinstone, Linda Farrow, David Gillett, Douglas GilLett, Gill Goodhind, Barry Hawkins, Geoff Johnson, Carole Magrath, Michael Matlin, Roy Musson, Carol Napper, Sheila Nicol, Linda Osmond, Kelvin Perry, Phil Redmond, Sue Redmond, Ken Reynolds, Lindy Sowerbutts, Jill Tarrant, Sheila Thomson, Tim Watson, Beryl Wood. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Louis Mordish Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Manager. . Derek Connor, Ken Lucas Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . Roy Musson Backstage. . . . . Ron Couldridge, Iris Lucas Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connie Gillett Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Wardrobe . . . . Celia Cox, Angela Reynold

Chorus: Brenda Ball, Heather Bissett, Audrey Bott, Colin Bott, Paulette Brown, Rose Cooper, Norman Day, Corinne Dean, Linda Farrow, Pat Gillett, Carole Magrath, Diane Marsh, Pat Matlin, Linda Osmond, Julie Reynolds, Stephen Reynolds, Olive Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, David Stokes, Jill Tarrant, Frances Thomsett, Terence Wildman, Beryl Wood, Phil Woodcott, Carol Napper, Caroline Walters. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . Roy Musson Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Reynolds Wardrobe Assistants. . . . . . . . . Babs Davis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Promt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas


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Music Man 1973

Rose Marie 1974

Camelot 1974

Alma Hix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Bott Amaryllis. . Deborah Johnston, Nicola Drabble Charlie Cowell. . . . . . . . . . . George Davis Conductor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Ethel Toffelmier . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith Eulalie Mackecknie Shinn. . Sheila Melville Ewart Dunlop. . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Miller Gracie Shinn. Michelle Magrath, Kay Reynolds Harold Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Jacey Squires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Marcellus Washburn. . . . . . . . Colin Scott, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Michael Matlin Marian Paroo. . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Carole Maud Dunlop. . . . . . . . . . . Carole Magrath Mrs Paroo . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen O’Brien Mrs Squires . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beryl Wood Olin Britt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Cox Oliver Hix. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Tommy Djilas. . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Wolrich Travelling Salesmen. . Vic Lee, Quenten Ford, . . .Steve Connor, Gordon Conway, Kelvin Perry, . . David Stokes, Barry Davis, Larry O’Clarey Constable Locke. . . . . . . . . . . Barry Davis Mayor Shinn. . . . . . . . . . . . . Larry O’clarey Winthrop Paroo. . . . . . . . . Stephen Smith Zaneeta ShInn. . . . . . . . . . . Carol Napper

Blackeagle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dale Ball Caretaker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelvin Perry Emile. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Gillett Ethel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Thomson Har Boiled Herman. . . . . . . Quenten Ford Hawley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Jim Kenyon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Lady Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . Romilly Paradine Rose Marie. . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Sargeant Malone. . . . . . . . . . . Barry Davis Wanda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenny Brett-Pitt

Archbishop . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Davis Clarius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis Dinadin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Guenevere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter King Arthur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Brian Houser Lady Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Lady Sybil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diane Bush Lancelot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Davis Lionel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Connor Merlyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Cox Mordred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Morgan Le Fey. . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Dominic Melville Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ricky Reynolds Pellinore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelvin Perry Sagramore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Day Scottish Knight. . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Tom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Goldsmith Tom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stewart Magrath Nimue Dancer . . . . . . . . . . Corinne Dean Nimue Singer. . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Squire Dap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin

Chorus: Brenda Ball, Heather Bissett, Annette Blake, Audrey Bott, Jenny Brett-Pitt, Paulette Brown, Fiona Bruton, Judy Carter, Phyllis Compton, Rose Cooper, Melvyn Davis, Norman Day, Corinne Dean, Pamela Elphinstone, Linda Farrow, Doreen Goodfellow, Jill Goodhind, Judy Heywood, Pat Matlin, Malcolm Mckinnon, Betty Miller, Sheila Nicol, Linda Osmond, Ann Perry, Stephen Reynolds, Lindy Sowerbutts, Paul Tarrant, Frances Thomsett, Sheila Thomson, Caroline WAlters, Angela Wilkins, Elaine Smith. Children: Rayne Carter, Caroline Elphinstone, Ricky Reynolds, Mark Clements, Philip Heywood,Tom Johnston, Dominic Melville, Michael Regester, Stewart Magrath, Rebecca Ball, Lisa Thomson, Suzanne Thomson, Nicola Brown, Julie Smith, Michelle Smith, Donna Carole, David Dyke,Tim Heywood, Tony Smith, Gary Tanner, Kevin Wolrich. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Choreographer. . . . . . . . Angela Reynolds Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Backstage. . Ann Couldridge, Ron Couldridge

Chorus: Brenda Ball, Heather Bissett, Audrey Bott, Kathy Bott, Judy Carter, Phyllis Compton, Steve Connor, Melvyn Davis, Roger Davis, Corinne Dean, Jane Deely, Brian Eastwell, Fiona Fruton, Norma Goldsmith, Jill Goodhind, Susan Hodgkinson, Brian Houser, Vic Lee, David Lewis, Diane March, Pat Matlin, Malcolm Mckinnon, Theresa Mckinnon, Carol Napper, Ken Reynolds, Carol Robinson, Lindy Sowerbutts, David Stokes, Roy Swan, Jill Tarrant, Paul Tarrant, Frances Thomsett, Brian Topsfield, Angela Wilkins, Sheila Nicol, Iris Lucas. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Magrath Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . Roy Musson Choreographer. . . . . . . . Angela Reynolds Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Make Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Connie Gillett Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge

Chorus: Brenda Ball, Audrey Bott, Jenny Brett-Pitt, Susan Brown, Gordon Conway, Susan Hodgkinson, David Lewis, Carol Napper, Romilly Paradine, Ann Perry, Ken Reynolds, Carol Robinson, Paul Robinson, Colin Simmonds, David Stokes, Roy Swan, Jill Tarrant, Sheila Thomson, Caroline Walters, Val Wilcox, Phillip Woolcott, Brian Topsfield, Michelline Tripcony, Pat Matlin, Linda Farrow. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Choreographer. . . . . . . . Angela Reynolds Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Musson Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Fred Brindley Stage Managers. . . Derek Connor, Ken Lucas Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge, Olive Smith Make Up. . . . Connie Gillett, Rene Towers Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Rehearsal Pianists . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . Mary De Rochefort, Vic Lee

Robert & Elizabeth 1975 Mr Langton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Day Alfred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis Arabel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Napper Bella Hedley. . . . . . . . . . . Romilly Paradine Captain Surtees Cook. . . . Brian Topsfield Charles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Chloe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Matlin Claire . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jenny Brett-Pitt Dactor Chambers. . . . . . . . . . Peter Gillett Edward Moulton-Barret. . Roy Rakestrow Elizabeth. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Flush (A Dog). . . . . . . . Beautiful Ballerina George. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Connor Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Henry Bevan. . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Henrietta. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Lady Sarah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Lamplighter . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Warren Ticket Collector. . . . . . . . . . David Warren Mr Harrison (King Charles) . Terry Green Mr Macready. . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Mrs Butler (Polyxena). . . . . Sheila Melville Lady Mary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Octavius. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Quenten Ford Policemen. . . George Davis, Ken Reynolds Robert Browning. . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Septimus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vic Lee Sandwich-Board Man. . . . . . . . Colin Bott Vendor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Compton Vendor / Evans. . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Taylor Wilson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Travers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Chorus: Annette Blake, Audrey Bott, Barry Allen, Brenda Ball, Brian Eastwell, Carol Robinson, Angela Reynolds, Colin Simmonds, Corinne Dean, David Lewis, Diane Bush, Frances Thomsett, Heather Bissett, Jill Tarrant, John Francomb, Linda Osmond, Olive Smith, Paulette Brown, Roy Swan, Sheila Thomson, Susan Brown, Susan Hodgkinson,Val Wilcox. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Musson Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . Denise Pearn Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Prompt. . . . . . Connie Gillett, Mercia Mills Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin, Pat Collop Wardrobe . . . . Babs Davis, Joan Brett-Pitt Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer


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Variety ’75 1975 Featured: Gerry Davis,Doreen Goodfellow, Lester Sayer, Roger Davis, Roy Dowling,Peter Gillett, Vic Lee, Michael Matlin, Pat Matlin, Lesley Coulson, Barry Davis, Sue Eastwell, Sheila Nicol, Sheila Thomson, Judy Carter, Norman Cox, Quenten Ford, Barry Allen, Iris Lucas, Audrey Bott, Melvyn Davis, John Taylor, Richard Graham, Joanne Ellis-Bailey. Chorus: Brenda Ball, Heather Bissett, Annette Blake, David Boddy, Kathy Bolt, Jenny Brett-Pitt, Paulette Brown, Peter Compton, Corinne Davis, Brian Eastwell, Melvyn Flitton, John Francomb, Pat Gillett, Terry Green, David Lewis, Philip Sands, Colin Simmonds, Olive Smith, David Sowerbutts, Lindy Sowerbutts, Roy Swan, Jill Tarrant, Paul Tarrant, Frances Thomsett, Brian Topsfield, Val Wilcox. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Choreographers. . . . . . . . Georgina Miller, . . . . . . . . . . Angela Reynolds, Gerry Davis Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Wardrobe . . . . . . . . Celia Cox, Babs Davis Piano Conductor. . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Saxophone. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Pratt Double Bass. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Dowling Percussion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Kitts Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer

Bitter Sweet 1976 Bertram Sellick. . . . . . . . . . John Francomb Effie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Gloria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brenda Ball Harriet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Honor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Bott Jane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Brown Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Captain Auguste Lutte. . . . Michael Matlin Carl Linden . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Dolly Chamberlain. . . . . . . Annette Blake Lord Edgar James . . . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis Lord Henry Jade. . . . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis Lord Sorrel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Lord Steere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Lieutenant Tranisch. . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Mr Proutie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kelvin Perry Mr Vale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Taylor Footmen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Davis, . . . . . . . . . Atholl Robertson, NormanCox Footman/Butler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Swan Freda. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Bott Gussi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Hansi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Romilly Paradine Helen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Jackie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Tarrant Lady Devon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Lord Henry Jekyll. . . . . . David Anscombe Lord Shayne. . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Rakestrow Lotte. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Mamon La Crevette. . . . . Jenny Brett-Pitt Mrs Millick . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Nita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Eastwell Sir Arthur Fenchurch . . . . . . . . Barry Allen Cedric Ballantyne . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Allen The Hon Hugh Devon. . . . . David Stokes Sarah Millick. . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Vernon Craft. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vic Lee Vincent Howard. . . . . . . . . . Norman Day Mr Bethel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norman Day Accompanist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Chorus: Paulette Brown, Mandy Bucknell, Diane Bush, Peter Compton, Corinne Dean, Heather Grigg, Susan Hodgkinson, David Lewis, Karen Pearce, Phil Sams, Lester Sayer, Colin Simmonds, Frances Thomsett. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roy Musson Choreographers. . Pam Charles, Gerry Davis Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Stage Managers. . Derek Connor, Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . Celia Cox, Babs Davis

Variety ’76 1976

Kiss Me Kate 1977

Featured: Doreen Goodfellow, Pam Charles, Gerry Davis, Iris Lucas, Sally Lightfoot, Audrey Bott, Barry Allen, Romilly Paradine, Pat Matlin, Sue Eastwell, Corinne Davis, John Francomb, Heather Grigg, Paul Tarrant, Sheila Thomson, Judy Carter, Kathy Bott, Barry Davis, Norman Cox, John Taylor, Barry Prince, Bill Bott, Jenny BrettPitt, Susan Brown, Sheila Nicol.

Bill Calhoun/Lucentio. . . . . Brian Topsfield First Gangster. . . . . . . . . . . . .Melvyn Davis Frederick Graham. . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Petruchio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Gremio/Chorus. . . . . . . . . . . . . Tony Papas Harrison Howell. . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Allen Harry Trevor/Baptista. . . . . David Warren Hattie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Hortensio/Chorus. . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Lilli Vanessi/Katherine . . . . Jenny Brett-Pitt Lois Lane/Bianca. . . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Francomb Ralph . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Second Gangster. . . . . . . . . . . . John Taylor Cab Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lester Sayer Stage Doorman . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes

Chorus: David Anscombe, Rosemary Bass, Lesley Coulson, Melvyn Davis, Brian Eastwell, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Patricia Girling, Susan Hodgkinson, Raymond Joyce, Vic Lee, David Lewis, Leslie Moore, Tony Papas, Ann Parry, Ken Reynolds, Lester Sayer, Colin Simmonds, David Sowerbutts, Lindy Sowerbutts, David Stokes, Roy Swan, Jill Tarrant, Frances Thomsett, Brian Topsfield, Val Wilcox. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Choreographers. . . . . . . . . . Pam Charles, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer

Chorus: David Anscombe, Audrey Bott, Peter Compton, Corinne Davis, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Diane Foster, Pat Gillett, Patricia Girling, Heather Grigg, Judy Heywood, Susan Hodgkinson, David Lewis, Caroline Macdonald, Michael Matlin, Sheila Nicol, Ann Porter, Jaqueline Robinson, Colin Simmonds, Olive Smith, Jill Tarrant, Sheila Thomson, John Trebell, Val Wilcox, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Hilda Brindley Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maureen Wilson Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer


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Variety ’77 1977

Mame 1978

West Side Story 1978

The King & I 1979

Featured: Barry Allen, Robert Allen, Audrey Bott, Bill Bott, Colin Bott, Norman Cox, Melvyn Davis, Sue Eastwell, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, John Francomb, Rick Gill, Doreen Goodfellow, Susan Hodgkinson, Sally Lightfoot, Iris Lucas, Gena Miller, Carol Napper, Sheila Nicol, Romilly Paradine, Ann Porter, Barry Prince, Paul Tarrant, John Taylor, Sheila Thomson, Brian Topsfield, Brenda Ball.

Mame Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot “Stage Manager”. . . . . . . . . Steve Connor Agnes Gooch. . . . . . . . . . Romilly Paradine Art Model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Beauregard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Davis Bishop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Cousin Fran . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Thomson Dance Teacher. . . . . . . . . . . . June Whatley Doorman/Gregor. . . . . . . . . . Lester Sayer Dwight Babcock . . . . . . . . . David Warren Elevator Boy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Lewis Gloria Upson. . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Lto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Junior Babcock. . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Lindsay Woolsey. . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Madame Branislowski. . . . . Sheila Melville Mother Burnside. . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Messenger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Sams Leading Man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Sams Mr Upson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Taylor Mrs Upson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith Patrick Dennis Aged 10. . . . . Peter Short Patrick Dennis Aged 19-29 . . Paul Tarrant Pegeen Ryan. . . . . . . . . . . . . Carol Napper Peter Dennis . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Downes Ralph Devine. . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Sally Cato. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diane Bush Uncle Jeff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Understudy Peter Dennis. . . Stephen Ashley Vera Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter

Baby John. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Ashley Bernardo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Jezebel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annette Blake Francisca. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Bott Riff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Rosalia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Georgina Bullard Rita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mandy Carnie Billy-Jo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Juano. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Connor Snowboy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cotgrove Minnie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lesley Cottrell Priscilla. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corinne Davis Action. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis A-Rab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Luis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gavin Dixon Marguerita. . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Drabble Ella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belinda Eatherton Conesuela . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Maybelle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Evans Anybody’s. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Diane Foster Indio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Glover Irene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lorraine Gould Gee-Tar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Geoff Haxell Maria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Hay Cochita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Hodgkinson Carlo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenneth Kendall Cortez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Lewis Teresita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Pepe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Graziella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Matlin Krupke . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Mccleave Anita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Passion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Mary-Lou. . . . . . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan Anxious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Plumstead Chino. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Mouthpiece. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Ricks Velma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Susan Sams Lucretia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fiona Sargeant Diesel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lester Sayer Nibbles. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds Estella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Glad Hand. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Tony . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Schrank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Taylor Doc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Warren Clarita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June Whatley Marilyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Grenella. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Louise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Young Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Backstage. . . Ron Couldridge, Sheila Melville Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer

Anna Leonowens . . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Captain Orton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Eliza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller George . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott King Simon of Lagree . . . . Mark Cotgrove Lady Thiang. . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Thomson Little Eva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Matlin Little Topsey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Eastwell Louis Leonowens . . . . . . . . . . Peter Short Lun Tha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Phra Alack. . . . . . . . . . . . Kenneth Kendall Prince Chululongkorn. . . Stephen Whatley The Interpreter. . . . . . . . . . . . . John Taylor Buddha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Taylor The King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger The Kralahome. . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Tuptim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Uncle Thomas . . . . . . . . . Georgina Bullard Sir Edward Ramsey. . . . . . . . . Tom Deville Chorus: David Tobin, Diane Foster, Frances Thomsett, Gwen Byrne, Iris Lucas, James Glover, John Drabble, Judy Evans, June Whatley, Karen Scally, Linda Guess, Lynne Taylor, Lynne Young, Maureen Smith, Nicola Drabble, Olive Smith, Roger Plumstead, Sarah Hay, Stuart Dougal, Susan Hodgkinson, Tom Mccleave, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Sheila Nicol, Robert Wahl, Brian Houser. Children: Amanda Burrel, Ann Short, Cherylyn Emberson, Claire Becker, Emma Jane Bradley, Helen Scales, Julie-Dawn Anderson, Kathleen King, Leroy Causton, Leslie Moore, Lisa Thomson, Mark Smith, Matthew Dean, Nicholas Szlusni, Patricia Wells, Ruth Cohen, Sally Lawrence, Suzanne Thomson,Tara Townsend, Tracey Webb, Anne-Marie Driscoll, Caroline Keefe, Christopher Munday, Clare Bolderson, Jane Blackman, Joanne Hadjicostas, Karen Smith, Lee Wagstaff, Lisa Arnell, Madelaine Goodman, Marie Wade, Mark Phillips, Mischka Hewins, Nicholas Glover, Nicola Routh Rachael Barrett, Rebecca Ball, Sarah Dyke, Sarah Mayhew, Susan Ansell, Karen Wheeler,Theresa Phillips. Director/Prompt. . . . . . . . . . Rene Towers Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . Michael Hamm Chorus Mistress . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Managers. . . Derek Connor, Des Wheldon Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge, Sheila Melville Callboys. . . . Val Wilcox, Vanessa Richards Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin, Pat Collop Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . Celia Cox, Joan Swallow

Chorus: David Badger, Brenda Ball, Kathy Bott, Jenny Brett-Pitt, Susan Brown, Georgina Bullard, Mandy Carnie, Corinne Davis, Brian Eastwell, Diane Foster, David Lewis, Ricky Reynolds, Jaqueline Robinson, Phil Sams, David Sowerbutts, Lindy Sowerbutts, David Stokes, Roy Swan, Frances Thomsett, David Warren, Val Wilcox, Lynne Young. Children: Hayley Bish, Kevin Downes, Nigel Felstead, Madelaine Goodman, Kim Heath, Gary Mcburney, Michelle Nicholls, Marie Perrin, Helen Scales, Lee Wagstaff, Stephen Whatley, Alison Wilde. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith Props. . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Des Wheldon, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Makeup. . . . . Sheila Melville, Rene Towers

Chorus: Gena MIller, Audrey Bott, Susan Brown, Georgina Bullard, Lesley Cottrell, Ann Couldridge, Nicola Drabble, Sue Eastwell, Diane Foster, John Francomb, Jaqueline Robinson, Roy Swan, Frances Thomsett, Stephen Ashley, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Assistant Director . . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis Choreographer. . . . . . . . . Georgina Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Girling Assistant Chorus Master . . . . Roy Musson Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Managers. . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Des Wheldon Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Corinne Davis Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianists . . . . . . . . Paul Mcdowell, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . Kathy Bott, Shirley Wolfe


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Variety ’79 1979

Love From Judy 1980

The Dancing Years 1980

VARIETY ’811981

Featured: Judy Carter, Sue Eastwell, Gena Miller, Doreen Goodfellow, Sarah Hay, Sally Lightfoot, Carol-Anne O’Callaghan, Norman Cox, John Francomb, Kathy Bott, Bill Bott, Ray Price, Mark Cotgrove, Paul Tarrant, Shirley Wolfe, Tom Deville, Corinne Davis, Melvyn Davis, Lesley Cottrell, Sheila Thomson, Stephanie Wilson, Gwen Byrne, Sheila Nicol

Magnolia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Bott Butterfly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June Whatley Captain Lavallier . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Julia Pendleton. . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Cyrus Wykoff. . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Gordon Mclintock. . . . . . . . . James Glover Jervis Pendleton. . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Jimmy Mcbride. . . . . . . . . . John Francomb Judy (In Ballet). . . . . . . . . . . . Diane Foster Judy Abbott. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Hay Mary Lou. . . . . . . . . . . . . Georgina Bullard Mrs Grace Pritchard. . . . . . . . Sheila Thomson Mrs Lippett . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Mrs Pendleton. . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Sally Mcbride. . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Senotor Parsons . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Station Agent/Walter. . . . . . Derek Smith Wilberforce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas

1st Officer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Carl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Douglas Yolland Cecilie Kurt / The Countess. . . . . . . . . . . . in Opera “Lorelei”. . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Ceruti / Vladimir, The Lover. . . . . . . . . . . . in Opera “Lorelei”. . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Countess Lotte. . . . . . . . Georgina Bullard Elizabeth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Paxman Footman . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Sweetman Franzel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds Grete Schone . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Bott Hattie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Hilde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Kathie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Bott Maria Ziegler / Lorelei . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . in Opera “Lorelei”. . . . . Stephanie Wilson Nightwatchman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Oscar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Otto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cotgrove Prince Charles Metterling. . . . . . Ray Price Rudi Kleber. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Roger Davis Schani . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Waiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Plumstead Dancers in Opera “Lorelei”. . Gena Miller, . . . . . . John Francomb, Susan Hodgkinson

Featured: Barry Prince, John Francomb, Diane Foster, Gena Miller, Gerry Davis, Brian Topsfield, Sheila Nicol, Audrey Bott, Paul Tarrant, Kathy Bott, Roger Davis, Beverley Onslow, Sheila Thomson, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Sally Lightfoot, Shirley Wolfe, Ray Price, Stephanie Wilson, Keith Hudson, Christine King, David Tobin, June Whatley, Ann Levesley, Doreen Goodfellow, CarolAnne O’callaghan, Michael Matlin, Richard Graham, Iris Lucas.

Chorus: Elaine Badger, Audrey Bott, Colin Bott, Georgina Bullard, Mandy Carnie, Barry Davis, John Drabble, Nicola Drabble, Brian Eastwell, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Judy Evans, Diane Foster, James Glover, Lorraine Gould, Linda Guess, Susan Hodgkinson, Brian Houser, Pauline Johnson, Kenneth Kendall, David Lewis, Ken Lucas, Pat Matlin, Carol Napper, Romilly Paradine, Roger Plumstead, Lester Sayer, Karen Scally, Colin Simmonds, Lynne Simmonds, David Stokes, John Taylor, Lynne Taylor, David Tobin, Brian Topsfield, Michelline Tripcony, June Whatley, Lynne Young, Olive Smith. Band: Geoff Selby, Mick Hunt, Barry Prince, John Davis, Norman Day, Neil Johnson. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . Judy Carter Section Directors . . . Sarah Hay, Iris Lucas Choreographers. . . . . . . . . . . Sue Eastwell, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . David Badger Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Des Wheldon Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . Sylvia Jones, Olive Smith

Chorus: David Badger, Stephanie Bissett, Annette Blake, Colin Bott, Corinne Davis, Melvyn Davis, John Drabble, Linda Guess, Susan Hodgkinson, Kenneth Kendall, David Lewis, Sheila Nicol, Julie Paxman, Roger Plumstead, Susan Sams, Karen Scally, Colin Simmonds, Lynne Simmonds, Olive Smith, Richard Sweetman, Clare Taylor, John Taylor, Lynne Taylor, Brian Topsfield, Val Wilcox, Lynne Young, Romilly Paradine, Mark Cotgrove, Judy Evans, Stephanie Wilson, Michael Matlin, Doreen Goodfellow. Children: Rachael Barrett,Victoria Blacker, Ruth Cohen, Carley Drabble, Justine Drabble, Catherine Evans, Cherie Horton, Kathleen King, Ann Short, Karen Smith, Lisa Thomson, Suzanne Thomson, Alison Underwood. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Assistant Director. . . . . . Romilly Paradine Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . Alan Goodfellow Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Des Wheldon Assistant Stage Manager. . . . . . . Phil Sams Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe. . . . . . . Celia Cox, Joan Swallow

Chorus: Linda Guess, Kenneth Kendall, Ann Levesley, David Lewis, Beverley Onslow, Susan Sams, Belinda Smith, Clare Taylor, Lynne Taylor, Stephanie Bissett, Karen Scally, John Drabble, James Glover, Ken Lucas, Sheila Thomson, Brian Topsfield, June Whatley, Lynne Young, Iris Lucas, Sheila Nicol, Diane Foster, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Simmonds, David Tobin Olive Smith. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Deville Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . David Badger Choreographer . . . . . . . . . John Francomb Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Des Wheldon Assistant Stage Manager. . . . . . . Phil Sams Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith

Compere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Chorus: Stephanie Bissett, Annette Blake, Georgina Bullard, Mark Cotgrove, Corinne Davis, John Drabble, James Glover, Norma Goldsmith, Linda Guess, Jacky Haley, Wendy Hatton, Lorraine Hess, Susan Hodgkinson, Pauline Johnson, Kenneth Kendall, David Lewis, Ken Lucas, Jackie Mills, Julie Paxman, Roger Plumstead, Susan Sams, Karen Scally, Colin Simmonds, Lynne Simmonds, Lindy Sowerbutts, David Stokes, Joan Swallow, Richard Sweetman, Clare Taylor, Val Wilcox, Lynne Young, Olive Smith. Children: Carley Drabble, Darren Goldsmith, Hayley Middleton, Denise Swallow, Emma Topsfield, Justine Drabble. Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Section Directors. . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan, . . . . . . . Michael Matlin, Iris Lucas, Bill Bott Choreographers. . . . . . . . John Francomb, . . . Diane Foster, Gena Miller, Gerry Davis Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . David Badger Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Wardrobe . . . . . . . . Olive Smith, Iris Lucas Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville


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The Sound of Music 1981

Salad Days 1981

Admiral Von Schreiber. . . . . Brian Houser Brigitta. . . . . . . . . . . . Julie-Dawn Anderson Capt Von Trapp. . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Baron Elberfeld . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Baroness Elberfeld . . . . . . . . . Lynne Young Baroness Elsa Schraeder. . . . . Sheila Nicol Brigitta. . . . . . . . . . . . Julie-Dawn Anderson, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Justine Drabble Capt Von Trapp. . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Franz (The Butler). . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Frau Schmidt. . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Friedrich. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Douglas Yolland Gretl. . Hayley Middleton, Claire Sweeting Herr Zeller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trevor Metcalf Kurt. . . . . . . . . . Kevin Fishlock, Craig Price Lisel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Bott Louisa. . . . . Cherie Horton, Lisa Thomson Maria. . . . . . . . . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan Marta. . . Carley Drabble, Denise Swallow Max Detweiler. . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Rolf Gruber. . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cotgrove Sister Bertha . . . . . . . . . . . . . June Whatley Sister Sophia . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Levesley Sister Margaretta. . . . . . . Sheila Thomson The Mother Abbess. . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Ursula . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lorraine Hess

Ambrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Aspynxia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Paxman Assistant / Anthea. . . . . . . . . . Linda Guess Aunt Prue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Electrode. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Fiona. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Fosdyke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Heloise. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Georgina Bullard Jane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Lady Raeburn. . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Manicurist / Arms Dancer /. . . . . . . . . . . . Margurite. . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Nigel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds PC Boot / The Manager. . . . . . Colin Bott Rowena. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Scally The Bishop / Sir Clamsby. . . . Paul Tarrant The Inspector / Tom Smith. . James Glover The Tramp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Timothy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Timothy’s Father. . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Timothy’s Mother. . . . Norma Goldsmith Troppo. . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Sweetman Uncle Zed. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Drabble

Chorus: Annette Blake, Colin Bott, Georgina Bullard, Corinne Davis, John Drabble, Nicola Drabble, Jacqueline Everett, James Glover, Wendy Hatton, Susan Hodgkinson, Ken Lucas, Jackie Mills, David Stokes, Joan Swallow, Richard Sweetman, Norma Goldsmith, Stephanie Wilson. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . Diane Foster Musical DirecTor. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Sams Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Backstage / Wardrobe. . . . . . . Olive Smith Wardrobe . . . . . . . . Celia Cox, Babs Davis Rehearsal Pianists . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Baker, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Madeline Palmer

Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . David Goldsmith Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Owen Backstage. . . . Derek Smith, Shirley Wolfe Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas, Olive Smith

Variety ’82 Golden Variety 1982

Orpheus In The Underworld 1982

Featured: Diane Foster, Gena Miller, Barry Prince, Doreen Goodfellow, Gerry Davis, Colin Bott, Sally Lightfoot, Norma Goldsmith, Beverley Onslow, John Taylor, Brian Houser, Keith Hudson, David Tobin, Linda Guess, Ray Price, Sheila Thomson, Trevor Metcalf, Sheila Nicol, James Glover, Barry Grace, Ann Levesley, Shirley Wolfe, June Whatley.

Baccus / Obnoxious . . . . . . Brian Topsfield BIllious. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kenneth Kendall Calliope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Caustrophobius . . . . . . . . Nicola Drabble Diana . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Orpheus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Cupid. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Allen Jupiter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Eurydice. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Icarus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Drabble Juno. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Melancholia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Mercury. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Glover Minima. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Plumstead Nox / Mars . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Pantsus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .David Stokes Pluto. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Roz / Flora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Styx / Nausius. . . . . . . . . . . Steve Hastings Valium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jackie Mills Venus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelline Tripcony Vestus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Sweetman Vulcan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cotgrove Handmaidens. . . . . . . . . Jacqueline Everett, . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton, Karen Scally Pupils of Orpheus. . . . . . . . . June Whatley, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Thomson, . . . . . . . . .Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Shirley Wolfe, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linda Guess, Ann Levesley. Understudy Everybody Else. . . Colin Bott

Chorus: Barry Allen, Audrey Bott, Mark Cotgrove, John Drabble, Joanne EllisBailey, Jacqueline Everett, Steve Hastings, Wendy Hatton, Susan Hodgkinson, Pauline Johnson, Kenneth Kendall, David Lewis, Michael Matlin, Jackie Mills, CarolAnne O’Callaghan, Julie Paxman, Roger Plumstead, Karen Scally, Colin Simmonds, David Stokes, Richard Sweetman, Brian Topsfield, Lynne Young, Olive Smith, Joan Swallow. Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Choreographers. . . . . . . . . . Diane Foster, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . David Badger Chorus Master . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Chorus Mistress . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Section Directors . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas, Colin Bott, . . . . . . . . . . . .Sally Lightfoot, David Badger Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Sams Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Georgina Ballard Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith, . . . . Joan Swallow, June Whatley, Iris Lucas

Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Master . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Sams Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . Iris Lucas, Doreen Yolland, Wardrobe / Backstage. . . . . . Olive Smith


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Oklahoma 1983

Variety ’83 1983

South Pacific 1984

7 Brides For 7 Brothers 1984

Ado Annie Carnes . . . . . . Pauline Johnson Ali Hakim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Andrew Carnes . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Allen Aunt Eller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Cord Elam . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Curley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Fred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Gertie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Ike . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Jud Fry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Laurey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Slim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Will Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis

Featured: Diane Allmark, Barry Allen, Gena Miller, Norma Goldsmith, Doreen Goodfellow, Barry Prince, Carol-Anne O’Callaghan, Sheila Nicol, Ann Levesley, Colin Bott, Audrey Bott, Jon Burt, Gerry Davis, Roger Davis, Paul Tarrant, Val Wilcox, Wendy Hatton, June Whatley, Stephanie Wilson, Pauline Johnson, Nicola Drabble, James Glover, Michael Matlin, Karen Scally, Colin Simmonds, Lynne Simmonds, Brian Topsfield, Susan Hodgkinson, Sheila Thomson, Trevor Metcalf, Jill Blackman, Jane Neville, Julie Borkett, Mark CotGrove, Richard Graham, Shirley Wolfe, Sally Lightfoot, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Chris Daniels, John Drabble, Iris Lucas, Olive Smith

Abner. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Hastings Bloody Mary . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Thomson Bob Maccaffrey. . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Capt. George Brackett . . . . . Brian Houser Lisa Manelli . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Commander Harbison. . . . . Derek Smith Cpl. Hamilton Steeves. . . Colin Simmonds Dinah Murphy. . . . . . . . . . Janice Thornton Emile De Becque. . . . . . . . . Trevor Metcalf Ensign Nellie Forbush. . Stephanie Wilson Genevive Marshall. . . . . . . . . . Lynne Young Henry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Fairbairn Herbert Quale. . . . . . . . . . . .James Glover Janet Mcgregor. . . . . . . . . . . Annette Blake Jerome. . . . . . Brett Lees, Jonathon Stone Liat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Lt. Buzz Adams . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Lt. Joseph Cable. . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Luther Billis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Marcel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Fairbairn Ngana. . Lindsey Onslow,, Denise Swallow Pamela Whitmore. . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Proffessor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Sgt. Kenneth Johnson . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Stewpot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cotgrove Sue Yaeger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith Sven Larson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Tom O’Brien . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Victor Jerome . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant

Alice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Annette Blake Dorcas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacqueline Everett Liza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jill Blackman Martha . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Millie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Davis Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Neville Sarah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Adam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Benjamin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Caleb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .James Glover Daniel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds Ephraim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Cotgrove Frank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Gideon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Mr Bixby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . George Davis Mr Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Mrs Bixby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Mrs Perkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith Preacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Suitor (Carl). . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Suitor (Jeb) . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Hastings Suitor (Joel). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Suitor (Luke). . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Suitor (Matt). . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Suitor (Zeke). . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Lockhart Backwoodsman. . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young

Chorus: Jill Blackman, Annette Blake, Julie Borkett, Audrey Bott, Mikem Burford, Sandra Burford, Mark Cotgrove, Chris Daniels, John Drabble, Nicola Drabble, Diane Foster, James Glover, Linda Guess, Steve Hastings, Wendy Hatton, Kenneth Kendall, Ann Levesley, David Lewis, Sally Lightfoot, Noel Marley, Jane Neville, Sheila Nicol, Tom Norris, Beverley Onslow, Roger Plumstead, Karen Scally, Colin Simmonds, Lynne Simmonds, David Stokes, Joan Swallow, Sheila Thomson, Janice Thornton, Brian Topsfield, Val Wilcox, Stephanie Wilson, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young, June Whatley, Carol- Anne O’Callaghan, Olive Smith. Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Assistant Director. . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Choreographer. . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Sams Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Wardrobe . . . . . . Iris Lucas, June Whatley, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith, Jan Steppings Rehearsal Pianists . . . . . . . . Elsie Freeman, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Madeline Palmer

Chorus: Mike Burford, Sandra Burford, Steve Hastings, Kenneth Kendall, David Stokes, Joan Swallow, Richard Sweetman, Janice Thornton, David Tobin, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Section Directors . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Allen, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carol-Anne O’Callaghan, . . . . . Sheila Nicol, Ann Levesley, Iris Lucas Choreographers. . . . . . . . . Diane Allmark, . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller, Norma Goldsmith, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jacqueline Everett Musical Director . . . . . . . . . David Badger Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Chorus Mistress . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Phil Sams Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan Steppings, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas, Olive Smith

Chorus: Jacqueline Everett, Jill Blackman, Audrey Bott, Sandra Burford, Angela Davis, Wendy Hatton, Susan Hodgkinson, Gena Miller, Jane Neville, Karen Scally, Sharon Sedgewick, Lindy Sowerbutts, Joan Swallow, June Whatley, Ann Levesley, Nicola Drabble. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . David Badger Choreographer. . . . . . . Jacqueline Everett Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Managers. . . Ken Lucas, Jack Martin Backstage. . . . Sheila Melville, Roger Young Promp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott, Kathy Bott Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . Olive Smith, Iris Lucas

Chorus: Neil Boughtwood, Sandra Burford, Doreen Goodfellow, Wendy Hatton, Susan Hodgkinson, Brian Houser, Andrew Inskip, Sheila Nicol, Karen Scally, Lynne Simmonds, Joan Swallow, Janice Thornton, Stephen Whatley, Lynne Young, Iris Lucas. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . Ann Levesley Choreographer. . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Managers. . . . . . . . David Goldsmith, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ken Lucas, Jack Martin Backstage. . . Ron Couldridge, Sheila Melville Wardrobe . . . . . . . . Iris Lucas, Olive Smith Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott, Kathy Bott Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop


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Fiddler On The Roof 1985

Variety ’85 1985

Showboat 1986

Avrum . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Taylor Bielke. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lindsey Onslow Chava. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Fruma-Sarah. . . . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Constable. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith Fyedka. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds Golde. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Grandma Tzeitel . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Young Hodel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Lazer Wolf. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Mendel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Mordcha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Motel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Nachum. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Perchik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Brown Rabbi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Russian Singer . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Hastings Shandel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Shprintze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie Cohen Tevye. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser The Fiddler. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephen Weale Tzeitel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Davis Yente. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot

Featured: Gena Miller, Gerry Davis, Lynne Simmonds, James Glover, Paul Allwright, Peter Brown, Karen Wheeler, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Sheila Thomson, Roger Davis, Colin Bott, Stephanie Wilson, Richard Graham, Sheila Nicol, Wendy Hatton.

Backwoodsman. . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Barker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Peter Brown Cap’n Andy Hawks. . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Ellie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Frank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Gambler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Burcham Gaylord Ravenal. . . . . . . . . . . .Roger Davis Girl. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janice Thornton Jake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Marshall Jeb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Joe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Julie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Kim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emma Topsfield Lottie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Magnolia Hawks. . . . . . . . . . . Angela Davis Man with Guitar . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Max. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Mrs O’Brien. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Parthy Hawks. . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Pete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Drabble Queenie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Thomson Rubber Face. . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Hastings Steve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds Vallon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith Ethel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Swallow Windy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes

Chorus: Linda Ashby, Annette Blake, Audrey Bott, Mark Cotgrove, Coral Davis, Alex Fairbairn, Spencer Fairbairn, James Glover, Darren Goldsmith, Wendy Hatton, Susan Hodgkinson, Pauline Johnson, Andrea King, Lynda Marriott, Ray Newby, Carol-Anne O’Callaghan, John Onslow, Sharon Sedgewick, Lindy Sowerbutts, David Street, Sheila Thomson, Janice Thornton, David Tobin, Karen Wheeler, Douglas Yolland, Emma Topsfield. Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . Ann Levesley Choreographer . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Assistant Choreographer. Nicola Drabble Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Managers. . . Ken Lucas, Jack Martin Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott, Kathy Bott Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Wardrobe. . . Iris Lucas, Olive Smith, Joan Swallow

Chorus: Barry Allen, Linda Ashby, Jill Blackman, Annette Blake, Mike Burford, Sandra Burford, Jon Burt, Coral Davis, Jacqueline Everett, Steve Hastings, Susan Hodgkinson, Claire Inskip, Ann Levesley, Sally Lightfoot, Michael Matlin, Trevor Matthews, Trevor Metcalf, Jane Neville, Ray Newby, Carol-Anne O’callaghan, Beverley Onslow, John Onslow, Karen Scally Sharon Sedgewick, Colin Simmonds, Olive Smith, David Stokes, Richard Sweetman, John Taylor, Janice Thornton, Brian Topsfield, Val Wilcox, Shirley Wolfe, Douglas Yolland, Lynne Young, Angela Davis. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . David Badger Section Directors . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis, . . . . . . Iris Lucas, John Drabble, Colin Bott, . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson, Angela Davis Choreographers. . . . . Norma Goldsmith, . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Drabble, Gena Miller, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow, Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . . . Andrea King Stage Director. . . . . . . . . David Goldsmith Lighting. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Goldsmith Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville, Roger Young Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton

Chorus: Ann Levesley, Nicola Drabble, JulieDawn Anderson,Tracy Bassil, Ann Couldridge, Jacqueline Everett, Alex Fairbairn, Spencer Fairbairn, Wendy Hatton, Susan Hodgkinson, Claire Inskip, Andrea King,Trevor Matthews, Toni O’Brien, Olive Smith, Denise Swallow, Karen Wheeler, Douglas Yolland, Lynne Young, Coral Davis, Sheila Nicol, Bill Bott. Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Assistant Director . . . . . . . . Ann Levesley Choreographer . . . . . . . . . Nicola Drabble Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Managers. . Jack Martin, Roger Young Prompt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Babs Davis, . . . . . . . . . . .Doreen Yolland, Joan Swallow

How To Succeed In Business WithouT Really Trying 1986 Book Voice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger, Book Voice (Saturday Night) . . . . . Roger Davis Bratt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Davis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Finch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Frump. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Gatch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gordon Conway Hedy. . . . . . . . . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan J B Biggley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Jenkins / TV Announcer . . . . Paul Allwright Johnson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Lady with Cold . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Matthews. . . . . . . . . . . . . Trevor Matthews Mervyn Finglestein . . . . . . . Steve Hastings Miss Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Miss Krimholtz. . . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Bott Ovington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Peterson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Rosemary. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coral Davis Scrubberwomen . . . . . . . . . . . Tracy Bassil, . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford, Anne Wilson Security Officer. . . . . . . . . . Andy Burcham Smitty. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norma Goldsmith Tackaberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Tonybee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Glover Twimble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Womper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Taylor Chorus: Gena Miller, John Wethey, Beryl Wood, Alan Yapp, Sylvia Yapp, Julie-Dawn Anderson, Jill Blackman, Annette Blake, Jacqueline Everett, Susan Hodgkinson, Claire Inskip, Andrea King, Jane Neville, Sheila Nicol, Beverley Onslow, David Scally, Karen Scally, Sharon Sedgewick, Lynne Simmonds, Olive Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, Richard Sweetman, Sheila Thomson, Karen Wheeler,Val Wilcox, Lynne Young, Janice Thornton. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . Janice Thornton Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Backstage. . Ann Couldridge, Ron Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville, Roger Young Props. . . . . . . . . . . Fred Towers, Pat Collop Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Bott Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe. . Joan Swallow, Doreen Yolland Callboy. . . Trudi Couldridge, Debbie Smallbone


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Guys And Dolls 1987

Camelot 1987

Sweet Charity 1988

Pirates Of Penzance 1988

Arvide Abernathy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott Benny Southstreet. . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Big Jule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Pickpocket. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Burcham General Matilda Carwright. . . . Kathy Bott Harry The Horse. . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Lt Brannigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Miss Adelaide. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Nathan Detroit. . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Nicely-Nicely Johnson. . . . . Steve Hastings Rusty Charlie. . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Sarah Brown . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Agatha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Young Sky Masterson . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis

Guenevere. . . . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan King Arthur. . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Lady Anne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Lady Sybil. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Lancelot . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Merlyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Mordred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Morgan Le Fey. . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Nimue (Dancer). . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Nimue (Singer). . . . . . . Susan Hodgkinson Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Lee Davis Pelinore. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Hastings Scottish Knight. . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Sir Clarius. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Sir Dinadan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis Sir Lionel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Sir Sagramore . . . . . . . . . . . . John Drabble Squire Dap. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Burcham Tom of Warwick. . . . . . . . . Julien Hubbard

1st Policeman . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford 2nd Policeman. . . . . . . . . . . Colin Chaston Betsy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Wheeler Booth Girl . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Carmen . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jacqueline Everett Charity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Charlie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson Daddy Brubeck. . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Daddy’s Assistants. . Jon Burt, Ray Newby Doorman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes Frenchie. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Sedgewick Good Fairy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Levesley Helene. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Herman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Manfred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Marvin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Nickie. . . . . . . . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan Oscar Lindquist. . . . . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis Rosie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coral Davis Suzanne . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Scally Ursala. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claire Inskip Vittorio Vidal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Waitress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol

Pirate King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Frederic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Samuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Burcham Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Isabel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claire Inskip Kate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Edith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Sedgewick Mabel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Sergeant of Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Major General Stanley. . . . . Melvyn Davis

Hot Box Girls: Nicola Drabble, Jane Neville, Toni O’Brien, Beverley Onslow, Lynne Simmonds, Lindy Sowerbutts, Val Wilcox, Sandra Burford. Mission Band: David Scally, Janice Thornton, Shirley Wolfe, Doreen Goodfellow, Ann Levesley. Chorus: Stephen Ashley, Jon Burt, Dermot Danaher, John Drabble, James Glover, Trevor Matthews, Sheila Nicol, Olive Smith, David Stokes, Joan Swallow, Sheila Thomson, Brian Topsfield, John Taylor, Andy Burcham, Ray Newby, Barry Prince, Julie-Dawn Anderson, Annette Blake, Coral Davis, Wendy Hatton, Susan Hodgkinson, Sharon Sedgewick, Karen Wheeler. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Davis Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . Angela Davis Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Master . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Managers. . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin, Roger Young Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . Ann Couldridge, Sally Lightfoot Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Babs Davis Callboy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone

Chorus: Nicola Drabble, Sandra Burford, Paul Allwright, Bill Bott, Jon Burt, Ann Couldridge, George Davis, Spencer Fairbairn, Wendy Hatton, Nigel Heath, Claire Inskip, Trevor Matthews, Mark Sayce, David Scally, Karen Scally, Colin Simmonds, Lynne Simmonds, Olive Smith, Sheila Thomson, Brian Topsfield, Stephen Watts, Lynne Young, Sheila Melville, Joan Swallow. Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . Ann Levesley Choreographer . . . . . . . . . Nicola Drabble Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Production Assistant . . . . Sandra Burford Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Managers. . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge, . . . .Gerry Davis, Jack Martin, Roger Young Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathy Bott Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . Babs Davis, Jan Steppings, . . . . . . . . . . .Doreen Yolland, Joan Swallow Callboy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone

Chorus: Jill Blackman, Annette Blake, Audrey Bott, Andy Burcham, Ann Couldridge, Spencer Fairbairn, Doreen Goodfellow, Steve Hastings, Wendy Hatton, Susan Hodgkinson, Sally Lightfoot, Sue Morley, Colin Simmonds, Lynne Simmonds, Olive Smith, Richard Sweetman, Sheila Thomson,Val Wilcox, Stephanie Wilson, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . Vanda Morgan Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Stage Directors. . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . Sheila Melville, Roger Young Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott, Kathy Bott Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . Babs Davis, Joan Swallow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Ward, Doreen Yolland Callboy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone

Chorus: Jill Blackman, Annette Blake, Wendy Hatton, Karen Scally, Lindy Sowerbutts, Tracy Terry, Val Wilcox, Lynne Young, Ann Couldridge, Susan Hodgkinson, Ann Levesley, Sally Lightfoot, Sheila Melville, Sue Morley, Sheila Nicol, Olive Smith, Sheila Thomson, Shirley Wolfe, Colin Bott, Mike Burford, Spencer Fairbairn, John Hare, David Stokes, Brian Topsfield, Paul Allwright, Colin Chaston, Alex Fairbairn, Trevor Matthews, Ray Newby, Ian Portway, David Scally, Danny Schwartzberg, Col Smith, Richard Sweetman, Karl Wilson, Joan Swallow. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . Barry Prince, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Melvyn Davis Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . Vanda Morgan Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . Neil Boughtwood, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young Backstage (Callboy). . . Debbie Smallbone Callboy / Props. . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . Bill Bott, Kathy Bott Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Swallow


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Variety ’89 1989 Featured: Jon Burt, Karen Wheeler, Jacqueline Everett, Gena Miller, Doreen Goodfellow, John Onslow, Wendy Hatton, Lynne Simmonds, Barry Prince, Colin Bott, John Hare, Claire Inskip, Carol-Anne O’callaghan, Ann Levesley, Sally Lightfoot, Paul Allwright, Ray Newby, Sue Morley, Andy Burcham, Sheila Nicol, Val Wilcox, Susan Hodgkinson, Danny Schwartzberg, Colin Chaston, Jim Wolfe, Colin Simmonds, Melvyn Davis, David Tobin, Ian Portway, Mike Burford, Brian Topsfield, Michael Matlin, Richard Graham, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young, Olive Smith, David Stokes, Beverley Onslow, Sandra Burford, Stephanie Wilson.Sheila Thomson, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Spencer Fairbairn, Karl Wilson, Ron Couldridge. Chorus: Ann Couldridge, Trevor Matthews, Col Smith, Julie-Dawn Anderson, Julie Borkett, Audrey Bott, Karen Scally, Sharon Sedgewick, Tracy Terry. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Section Directors . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Carol-Anne O’Callaghan, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Choreographers. . . . . . Jacqueline Everett, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller, Vanda Morgan Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . David Badger Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Orchestra. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Scally Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . Neil Boughtwood, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young Backstage (Callboy). . . Debbie Smallbone Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Callboy / Props. . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Swallow

7 Brides For 7 Brothers 1989 Alice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claire Inskip Dorcas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Lisa . . . . . . . . . . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan Martha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Wheeler Millie Pontipee. . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Sarah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton Adam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Benjamin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Caleb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jim Wolfe Daniel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Ephraim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Fairbairn Frank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Fairbairn Gideon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Burcham Flower-Lady. . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Mr Bixby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Mr Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Mrs Bixby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Mrs Perkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olive Smith Mrs Preacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Preacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Suitor (Carl). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Suitor (Jeb). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Suitor (Joel). . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Suitor (Luke). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Col Smith Suitor (Zeke). . . . . . . . . . Trevor Matthews Backwoodsmen. . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser, . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Stokes, Roger Young Chorus: Karl Wilson, Ann Couldridge, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Doreen Goodfellow, Susan Hodgkinson, Beverley Onslow, Joan Swallow, Lynne Young. Children: Craig Allen, Sophie Matlin, Christopher May, Spencer Metcalf, Emma Topsfield, Karen Wilcox, Sarah Wilcox. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Vanda Morgan Assistant Director. . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . Neil Boughtwood, . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ann Levesley, Shirley Wolfe Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone Props / Dresser. . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer

Carmen 1990

THE Pajama Game 1990

Carmen . . . . . . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan Dancairo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Don Jose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Atkinson Dragoon 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alex Fairbairn Dragoon 2. . . . . . . . Brendan O’Callaghan Morales. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson Zuniga. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Escamillo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Burcham Frasquita. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Lillas Pastia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Mercedes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Micaela. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Remandado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Agazil . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin

Babe Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . Fran Heaver Brenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Charlie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Gladys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Hassler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Vass Hines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Joe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Mabel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Mae. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Morley Poopsie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Pop. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Prez. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Col Smith Salesman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Atkinson Sid Sorokin. . . . . . . . Brendan O’Callaghan 1st Helper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe 2nd Helper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Burcham

Chorus: Jon Burt, John Onslow, David Stokes, John Vass, Ann Couldridge, Wendy Hatton, Susan Hodgkinson, Sheila Melville, Karen Scally, Sharon Sedgewick, Olive Smith, Lynne Young, Sally Lightfoot, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Jacqueline Everett, Claire Inskip, Beverley Onslow, Lynne Simmonds, Lindy Sowerbutts, Val Wilcox, Fran Heaver, Sandra Burford, Doreen Goodfellow, Joan Swallow, Melvyn Davis, Ian Portway, Col Smith, David Scally, Colin Simmonds, Barry Prince, Jim Wolfe, Colin Chaston, Sue Morley, Shirley Wolfe, George Slaughter, David Tobin, Alan Pillai, Brian Topsfield. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Assistant Director. . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Barry Prince Stage Manager. . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . Neil Boughtwood, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Levesley, Roger Young Props. . . . . . Trudi Couldridge, Jack Martin Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joan Swallow Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer

Chorus: Sharon Allwright, Sandra Burford, Ann Couldridge, Jacqueline Everett, Alex Fairbairn, John Francomb, Susan Hodgkinson, Ann Levesley, Trevor Matthews, Ray Newby, Sheila Nicol, Alan Pillai, Ian Portway, David Scally, Karen Scally, Colin Simmonds, Lynne Simmonds, George Slaughter, Olive Smith, David Stokes, Denise Swallow, Sheila Thomson, Brian Topsfield, Karen Wheeler, Val Wilcox, Lynne Young, Doreen Goodfellow, Wendy Hatton, Joan Swallow. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . John Onslow Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Stage Crew . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Fairbairn, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Karl Wilson, Roger Young Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, . . . . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge, Jan Dadford Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton, . . Joan Swallow, Jean Brown, Doreen Yolland Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer


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Mikado 1991 Katisha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Levesley Ko-Ko. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Mikado. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Nanki-Poo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Peep-Bo. . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Pish-Tush. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson Pitti-Sing. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Pooh-Bah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Atkinson Yum-Yum. . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Chorus: Sharon Allwright, Andy Burcham, Mike Burford, Sandra Burford, Coral Davis, Isobel Davis, Sue Morley, Ray Newby, Sheila Nicol, Brendan O’Callaghan, John Onslow, Alan Pillai, Laura Quinlan, George Slaughter, Debbie Smallbone, Col Smith, David Stokes, Denise Swallow, David Tobin, Brian Topsfield, John Vass, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young, John Francomb, Sheila Melville, Sally Lightfoot, Wendy Hatton, Joan Swallow. Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Choreographers . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Francomb Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Assistant Stage Manager. . . . . Roger Young Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Mckeown Props. . . . . . . Pat Collop, Trudi Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jan Dadford, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Make-Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Wardrobe . . Wendy Hatton, Joan Swallow

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 1991 Artists Model. . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Maitre De. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Bill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Dorethy Shaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Mrs Ella Spofford. . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Coquette. . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Robbear Lemanteur. . . . . . . David Badger Gloria Stark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fran Heaver Gus Esmond Jr. . . . . . . . Brendan O’Callaghan Gus Esmond Sr . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Henry Spofford. . . . . . . . . John Francomb Josephus Gage. . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Lady Beekman. . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Lorelei Lee. . . . . . . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan Artist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds Louis Lemanteur. . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Onion Man. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Portway Sailor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Priest . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Sir Francis Beekman. . . . . . . John Onslow Chorus: Sharon Allwright, Andy Burcham, Ann Couldridge, Ron Couldridge, Coral Davis, Isobel Davis, Claire Inskip, Sheila Nicol, Beverley Onslow, Laura Quinlan, George Slaughter, Denise Swallow, Joan Swallow, Val Wilcox, Karl Wilson, Stephanie Wilson, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young, Sheila Thomson, Sue Morley, Brian Topsfield, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, David Stokes, Col Smith, Sandra Burford, Wendy Hatton. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Badger Assistant Directors . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . Gena Miller Chorus Mistress . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Levesley, . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone, Roger Young, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Cotter Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton

Carousel 1992

Godspell 1992

Barker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Billy Bigelow. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson Captain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Carrie Pipperidge. . . . . . . . . . Claire Inskip Enoch Snow Jr. . . . . . . . Andrew Newman Jigger Craigin. . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Julie Jordan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coral Davis Louise . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Bishop Magician. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Mr Bascombe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Mr Snow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Mrs Mullin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Nettie Fowler . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Policeman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Starkeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Heavenly Friend . . . . . . . . . . . . . Col Smith

Andy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Andy Burcham Gerry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Ann-Marie. . . . . . . . . Anne-Marie Driscoll Joanne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey John the Baptist. . . . . . . . . John Francomb Judas. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Francomb Judy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Moore Col . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Col Smith Karen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Wheeler Jesus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Sarah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wooding Coral. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coral Davis

Chorus: Sharon Allwright, Spencer Fairbairn, Jim Wolfe, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Sharon Craddock, Laura Quinlan, George Slaughter, Debbie Smallbone, Olive Smith, David Stokes, Denise Swallow, Lynne Young, Isobel Davis, Anne-Marie Driscoll, Emma Topsfield, Sheila Melville, Sheila Nicol, Val Wilcox, Jacqueline Everett, Karen Wheeler, Fran Heaver, Joan Swallow, Wendy Hatton. Children: Nicola Bott, Gavin Eade, Tiffany Heaver, Todd Heaver, Sophie Matlin, Toni-Jo Matlin, Tina Noakes, Luke O’callaghan, Lisa Simmonds, Karen Wilcox, Sarah Wilcox, Laura Wilson, Heidi Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Bishop Assistant Choreographer. . . . Spencer Fairbairn Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor Stage Crew . . Roger Young, Mike Burford, . Dominic Atkins-Swallow,Trudi Couldridge, . .John Francomb, Ann Levesley, Ian Portway Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Mckeown Props. . Pat Collop, Pam Cotter, Jack Martin Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Yolland, . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Swallow, Wendy Hatton Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer

Guitar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Dean Keyboards. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Dulake Drums. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Spencer Fairbairn Bass Guitar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Scally Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Assistant Director. . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Musical Director. . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge Followspot. . . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer


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Aladdin 1992

Half A Sixpence 1993

Variety ’93 1993

Guys & Dolls 1994

Aladdin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nalan Ali Princess. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Milbank Abanazar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Widow Twankey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Wishee Washee . . . . . . . . Dominic Atkins Emperor Chop Suey. . . . Colin Simmonds Genie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Bamboo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Rafiq Typhoo. . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Boughtwood Vizier. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Smith Soshi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Lockwood Slave of the Ring. . . . . . Andrew Newman Executioner. . . . . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge WPD Pebbles Singer. . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Mummies. . . . . . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young

Ann Pornick. . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Arthur Kipps . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Dean Mrs Botting . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Buggins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Col Smith Kate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Moore Edith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isobel Davis Emma. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Claire Inskip Flo Bates. . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Gwendolyn. . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Helen Walsingham. . . . . Stephanie Wilson Henry Chitterlow. . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Laura. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Scally Mr Carshot. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Mr Jones. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jason Rafiq Mr Shalford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Mrs Walsingham . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Pearce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Francomb Photographer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Scally Sid Pornik. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Victoria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Wheeler William Walsingham. . . . Colin Simmonds Reporters. . . . . . . Ray Newby, Karl Wilson

Featured: Judy Moore, Sally Lightfoot, Jon Burt, Ann Levesley, Karen Wheeler, Jim Wolfe, Ray Newby, Shirley Wolfe, Martin Osborne, Paul Allwright, Brian Topsfield, Lucille Crabb, Fran Heaver, Anne-Marie Driscoll, Michelle Taylor, Sharon Allwright, Gerry Davis, Sheila Nicol, Beverley Onslow, Coral Davis, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Scott Dean, Stephanie Wilson, Sue Morley, Sandra Burford.

Arvide Abernathy. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jon Burt Benny Southstreet. . Dominic Atkins-Swallow Big Jule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Gen. Matilda B Cartwright . . Sally Lightfoot Harry the Horse. . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Mimi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Joey Biltmore . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Lt. Brannigan . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Miss Adelaide. . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan Nathan Detroit. . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Nicely-Nicely Johnson. . . . . . . . Scott Dean Rusty Charlie . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson Sarah Brown . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Sky Masterson. . . . . . . . . . John Francomb

Chorus: Leigh Childs, Isobel Davis, Nicola Green, Debbie Mcintyre, Denise Swallow, Emma Topsfield, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . Lynne Young Choreographer. . . . . . . . Jacqueline Eade Chorus Mistress . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Stage Director . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Cotter Stage Manager . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . Jean Brown, Joan Swallow Lighting. . . . Guy Douglas, Debbie Fossett Artistic Director. . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge

Chorus: Dominic Atkins-Swallow, Jon Burt, Leigh Child, Ann Couldridge, Sharon Craddock, Anne-Marie Driscoll, Nicola Green, Joanne Millbank, Sue Morley, Sheila Nicol, Martin Osborne, George Slaughter, Debbie Smallbone, Olive Smith, David Stokes, Denise Swallow, Michelle Taylor, Sheila Thomson, Emma Topsfield, Val Wilcox, Jim Wolfe, Shirley Wolfe, Sarah Wooding, Lynne Young, Wendy Hatton. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Assistant Directors . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Moore Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Maurice Bailey Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . Derek Connor, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Backstage. . . Roger Young, Trudi Couldridge Props. . . . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Jack Martin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton Wardrobe Assistants. . . . . . . . Jean Brown, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jane Mckeown

Chorus: Jacqueline Everett, Dominic Atkins-Swallow, Ann Couldridge, Sharon Craddock, Nicola Green, Joy Kingston, Tina May, Andrew Newman, Jason Rafiq, Karen Scally, Sally-Anne Simes, Debbie Smallbone, Olive Smith, Denise Swallow, David Tobin, Val Wilcox, Sarah Wooding, Lynne Young, Doreen Goodfellow, Wendy Hatton. Children: Glen Campbell, Christopher Wilson, Amy Billingham, Carla Dolton, Carla Flynn, Kiri Frost, Louise Hunt, Karen Wilcox, Sarah Wilcox, Heidi Young. Directors. . . . . . Gerry Davis, Coral Davis Choreographers. . . . . . Jacqueline Everett, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judy Moore Chorus Mistresses. . . Doreen Goodfellow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Stage Managers. . . . . . . . . . . Paul Dadford, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy Douglas Stage Crew / Scenery. . . Trudi Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Waghorn Props Assistants. . . Val Cook, Vicky Pontin Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Wardrobe Assistants. . . . . . . . Jean Brown, . . .Chris Green, DoreenYolland,Wendy Hatton

Hot Box Girls: Jacqueline Everett, Lucille Crabb, Isobel Davis, Wendy Hatton, Lynne Simmonds, Denise Swallow, Val Wilcox. Chorus: Col Smith, Ann Couldridge, Michael Davis, Leslie Judd, Rohini Katwala, Sheila Nicol, Jason Rafiq, Colin Simmonds, Debbie Smallbone, Derek Smith, David Stokes, Jan Thorn, Brian Topsfield, Joy Kingston, Sue Morley, Martin Osborne, George Slaughter, Olive Smith, Sheila Thomson, David Tobin, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . Col Smith Choreographer . . . . . . .Jacqueline Everett Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Dadford Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . Guy Douglas Stage Manager / Props. . . . . . . Jack Martin Stage Crew . . . . . . . . . . Trudi Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Cotter Props. . . . . . . . . . Pat Collop, Freda Martin, . . .Louise Smith, Sarah Waghorn, Sue Webster Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Green Wardrobe Assistant . . . . . Doreen Yolland


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42nd Street 1994

Pirates Of Penzance 1995

Kismet 1995

Will Rogers Follies 1996

Abner Dillon. . . . . . . . . . . . Andrew Perrin Andy Lee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Ann Riley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michelle Taylor Billy Lawler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Bert Barry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Diane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Dorothy Brock. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Gladys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Emma Topsfield Julian Marsh. . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Lorraine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Green Mac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson Maggie Jones. . . . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Oscar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Osborne Pat Denning. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Peggy Sawyer. . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Phyllis . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anne-Marie Driscoll

Edith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Frederick. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Dean Isobel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Kate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kathryn Moore Mabel. . . . . . . . . Carol-Anne O’Callaghan Major General Stanley. . . . . John Onslow Pirate King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Samuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Osborne Sergeant of Police. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominic Atkins-Swallow

Princess Sumaris. . . . . . Jacqueline Everett Lalume. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Bangle Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Begger 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Judd Begger 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Osborne Begger 3. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Davis Caliph. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Rawlinson Hajj. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson Imam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Clark Jawan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Marsinah. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Omar Khyam . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Princesses of Ababu. . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox, . . . . . . . . . . . .Isla Mckinder, Amy Mckinder Princess Zubbediya. . . . . Lynne Simmonds Wazir . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Widow Yussef . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joy Kingston

Ziegfield’s Favourite . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Betty Blake. . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Clem Rogers. . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Florenz Ziegfield. . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Single Sisters . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright, . . . . . . . Jacqueline Everett, Amy Mckinder, . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Val Wilcox, Julie McKinder, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Kathryn Moore Wiley Post. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Col Smith Will Rogers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Dean

Chorus: Val Wilcox, Mela Backhouse, Ann CouldrIdge, Sharon Craddock, Michael Davis, Stewart Duff, John Francomb, Wendy Hatton, Leslie Judd, Joy Kingston, Kathryn Moore, Paul Reardon, Colin Simmonds, Debbie Smallbone, Gail Taylor, Lynne Young, Sandra Burford, Sally Lightfoot, Brian Topsfield, Jai Kingston, Sue Morley, Doreen Goodfellow. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Stage Managers. . . . . . . . Debbie Douglas, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy Douglas Backstage. . . . . . Dominic Atkins-Swallow, . Adam Capps, Paul Dadford, David Tobin, . . . . . . . . . . . Dawn Tucknott, Paul Tucknott, . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young, Trudi Couldridge Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Cotter Props. . . . . . . Jack Martin, Helen Shepherd, . .Derek Smith, Sarah Waghorn, Shirley Wolfe Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Green Wardrobe Assistant . . . . . Doreen Yolland

Chorus: Jai Kingston, Nicola Green, Wendy Hatton, Debbie Smallbone, Denise Swallow, Ann Couldridge, Sharon Craddock, Joy Kingston, Sheila Nicol, Lynne Young, Shirley Wolfe, Michael Davis, Leslie Judd, Michael Matlin, Paul Reardon, David Scally, George Slaughter, David Stokes, Paul Tucknott, Gary Clark, Ron Couldridge, Stewart Duff, Dominic Rose, Colin Simmonds, Brian Topsfield, Karl Wilson. Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . Scott Dean Choreographer. . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Assistant Choreographers. . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anne-Marie Driscoll Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . Martin Clark Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Dadford Stage Managers. . . . . . . . Debbie Douglas, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy Douglas Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin, Roger Young Follow Spots . . . . . . . Jo McGill, Col Smith Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dawn Tucknott Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin Props / Fight Advisor. . . . . . . . . Pat Collop Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . Madeline Palmer Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Green Assistant Wardrobe. . . . .Helen Shepherd, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jai Kingston

Chorus: Tessa Davies, Mela Backhouse, Adam Capps, Sharon Craddock, Stewart Duff, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Sue Morley, Sheila Nicol, Jason Rafiq, Colin Simmonds, Edna Smith, David Stokes, Sheila Thomson, Paul Tucknott, Lynne Young, Debbie Smallbone, Jai Kingston, Sheila Melville, Julie Mckinder, Sandra Burford. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Assistant Choreographer. . . Jacqueline Everett Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Stage Managers. . . . . . . . Debbie Douglas, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy Douglas Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge, . . . . Scott Dean, David Tobin, Roger Young Props. . . . . . . . . . Jack Martin, Derek Smith, . . Louise Smith, Sue Webster, Helen Shepherd Make-Up. . . . . Sheila Melville, Olive Smith, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Assistant Wardrobe. . . . . . . . Chris Green, . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton, Doreen Yolland, . . . . . . . . . . Tessa Davies, Helen Shepherd Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Cotter Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Jane Compton

Chorus: Mike Burford, Ann Couldridge, Coral Davis, Gerry Davis, Michael Davis, Anne-Marie Driscoll, Stewart Duff, Wendy Hatton, Leslie Judd, Joy Kingston, Sally Lightfoot, Ray Newby, Sheila Nicol, Jason Rafiq, Colin Simmonds, Lynne Simmonds, Debbie Smallbone, David Stokes, Sheila Thomson, Paul Tucknott, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young, Jim Wolfe. Children: Luke Bailey, James Bourne, Gary Buckland, Loulou Clark, Kane Davis, Hannah Dean, Rosie Maynard, Laura Wilson. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Choreographer. . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Assistant Choreographer. . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . Martin Clark Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . Dominic Atkins-Swallow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Clark, Paul Dadford, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Morgan David Tobin, . . Brian Topsfield, Karl Wilson, Roger Young Props. . . . . . . Aasha Mahadoo, Jack Martin, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Derek Smith, Sue Webster Make Up. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dawn Tucknott Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Jane Compton Wardrobe Mistress. . . . . . . . . Tessa Davies Wardrobe Assistants. . . . . . . Chris Green, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sylvia Kirby, Alison Scott, . . . . . . . .Helen Shepherd, Doreen Yolland, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jai Kingston, Julie Mckinder


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Little Shop Of Horrors 1996 Audrey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Plant Pod 1. . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Plant Pod 3 & 4. . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds Chiffon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Craddock Crystal . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Witt Mr Mushnik . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Orin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Ronette. . . . . . . . . . . . Anne-Marie Driscoll Seymour. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Clarke Voice of the Plant. . . . . . . . . . . Gary Clark Bag Lady. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jai Kingston Chorus: Debbie Smallbone, Dominic Atkins-Swallow, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Andy Burcham, Gemma Butler, Sally Lightfoot, Amy Mckinder, Julie Mckinder, Louise Smith, Paul Tucknott. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Dean Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dominic Atkins-Swallow Choreographer . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Assistant Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . Martin Clark Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford, . . . . . . . . . Michael Davis, Debbie Douglas, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Guy Douglas, Ron Morgan, . . . . . Col Smith, Brian Topsfield, Jim Wolfe, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe, Roger Young Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dawn Tucknott Props. . . . . . Ann Couldridge, Jan Dadford Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Jane Compton

Singing In The Rain 1997

She Loves Me 1997

Oklahoma 1998

Assistant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Davis Policemen 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Davis Assistant 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Assistant 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Judd Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Policeman 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Dora Bailey . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Cosmo Brown. . Dominic Atkins-Swallow Don Lockwood. . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Kathy Seldon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coral Davis Lady in Waiting . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Witt Lina Lamont. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jai Kingston Mary Margaret . . . . . . . Sharon Craddock Miss Dinsmore. . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Olga Mara . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie McKinder R F Simpson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Rod. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Roscoe Dexter. . . . . . . . . . Michael Matlin Villain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds Young Cosmo. . . . . . . . . David Burroughs Young Don. . . . . . . . . . . . . . James Streeter Zelda Zanders. . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Smith

Amalia Balsh. . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Arpad Laslo. . . . . . . . . . . Martin Osborne Ilona Ritta. . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Georg Nowack. . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Head Waiter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Ladislav Sipos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Col Smith Marachek . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Battersby Mr Keller . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds Steven Kodaly . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson

Ado Annie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Smith Ali Hakim. . . . . . . . . . . . . Martin Osborne Andrew Carnes. . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Aunt Eller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Cord Elam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Curley Mclain. . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Dream Laurey . . . . . . . . . . . . Isla Mckinder Fred . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jonathon Davis Gertie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Ike. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Burford Judd Fry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson Laurey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Witt Slim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Will Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe

Chorus: Lynne Simmonds,Val Wilcox, Sandra Burford, Samantha Cook, Lynette Dowden, Stewart Duff, Joanne Ellis-Bailey,Wendy Hatton, Brian Johnson, Joy Kingston, Sue Morley, Sheila Nicol, Beverley Onslow, John Onslow, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, David Stokes, Denise Swallow, Karl Wilson, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . Tessa Davies Choreographer . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Assistant Choreographer. . . Lynne Simmonds Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan Cass Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Dadford Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Assistant Stage Director. . . . . . Gary Clark Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge, . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge, Debbie Douglas, . . . . . . . . . . . . .Guy Douglas, Brian Houser, . . . . . . . . . . Aasha Mahadoo, Ron Morgan, . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Topsfield, Roger Young Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Wilson Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Jane Compton Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tessa Davies

Chorus: Lynne Simmonds, Sharon Allwright, Samantha Cook, Jonathon Davis, Michael Davis, Lynette Dowden, Stewart Duff, Paul Green, Leslie Judd, Jai Kingston, Joy Kingston, Aasha Mahadoo, Amy Mckinder, Yvonne Root, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Louise Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, Denise Swallow, David Tobin, Laura Wilson, Carla Witt, LynneYoung. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tessa Davies Choreographer. . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Assistant Director. . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Assistant Choreographer. . . Lynne Simmonds Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Guy Douglas Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philip Davies, Brian Houser, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wilcox, Val Wilcox Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Make-Up. . Sheila Melville, Sheila Thomson Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cheryl King Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Jane Compton Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton Wardrobe Assistants. . . . . . . Sheila Brown, . . . . . . . Doreen Yolland, Helen Montague, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds

Chorus: Philip Davies, Michael Davis, Anne-Marie Driscoll, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Jacqueline Everett, Maria Francis, Doreen Goodfellow, Wendy Hatton, Leslie Judd, Cheryl King, Joy Kingston, Amy Mckinder, Julie Mckinder, Lee Mead, Sue Morley, Sheila Nicol, Colin Simmonds, Edna Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, Ross Sowerbutts, David Stokes, Sarah WIlcox, Val Wilcox, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Choreographer. . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Assistant Director. . . . Debbie Smallbone Musical Director. . . . . . . . . Martin Clarke Chorus Mistress . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Assistant Choreographer. . Debbie Smallbone Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jai Kingston Assistant Stage Manager. . . . . Roger Young Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Hart, . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser, Helen Montague, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Angela Tidy, Laura Wilson Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Microphones. . . . . . . . . . Aasha Mahadoo Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pam Cotter Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tessa Davies


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La Cage Aux Folles 1998

Some Like It Hot 1999

The Wiz 1999

Mack And Mabel 2000

Albin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Battersby Anne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Isla Mckinder

Beinstock. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross Sowerbutts Bell Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Dude. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Mayo Jerry / Daphne. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Joe / Josephine. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Smith Knuckles Norton. . . . . . . . . Craig Phoenix Knuckles Norton (Saturday).Steve Razzell Osgood Fielding . . . . . . . . . Mark Spooner Spats Palazzo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson Sugar Kane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Smith Sweet Sue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Olga . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone Cab Driver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Perrin

Aunt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Wicked Witch Evilene . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Dorothy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Stanton Gatekeeper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Judd Good Witch Addaperle. . Stephanie Wilson Good Witch Glinda. . . . . Aasha Mahadoo Lion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Uncle Henry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Perrin Scarecrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kevin Clarke The Wiz. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Smith Tin Man . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeremy Battersby Messenger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Morley Chorus: Joy Kingston, LynneYoung, Sharon Allwright,Anne-Marie Driscoll,Wendy Hatton, Isla Mckinder, Julie Mckinder, Sarah Parmenter, Lynne Simmonds, Louise Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, Karen Wilcox, Sarah Wilcox, Laura Wilson, Sandra Burford, Sharon Craddock, Michael Davis, Sally Lightfoot, Sheila Nicol, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, SheilaThomson, Carla Witt, Shirley Wolfe, Phillip Davies, Ray Newby, Craig Phoenix, Matthew Smith, Ross Sowerbutts. Children: Lily Batchelor, Roseanna Bearman Robyn Crawley, Jade Cripps, Keri Davies, Christabelle Field, Marcus Friedman, Elliot Gonzalez, Rebecca Gray, Zoe Haitoua, Daniel Harding, Gemma Haupt, Georgia Hillstead, Mitchell Hillstead, Danial Johnson, Dominique Jowers,Thea King, Kara Kingswood-Hughes, Sophie Matheson, Katherine Mccamley, Paul Mccamley,Vicky Mead, Kirsty Nethercott, Natasha O’malley, Lauren Peckham, Katie Rees, Millie Ricks, Jonathon Roberts, Claudia Stenhouse, Katie Warwick, Matthew Wilson, Shelley Wright, Lauren Anderson, Amy Andrews, Clara Beauchamp, Emma Birch, Sam Boughtwood,Tom Boughtwood, Danielle Burks, Claire Carpenter, Rachel Conyard, Lucinda Fowkes, Sarah Freedman, Alison Graves, Oliver Hatcliff, Emma Howell, Hayley Lee, Hannah Lynch, Emma Macdonald, Samara Moss, Susanne O’flaherty, Adam Osbourne, Jamie Pike, Mykela Pratt, Jessica Robinson, Marcus Sowerbutts, Joshua Spencer-Woodbridge, Katie Stimpson, Rachel Stoneley, Sarah Stoneley, James Streeter, Lauren Walsh, Charlotte Williams, Samantha Williams,Tracey Williams, HeidiYoung. Choreographer / Director. . . David Street Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tessa Davies Musical Director. . . . Doreen Goodfellow Production Assistant. . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Jane Compton Stage Directors. . . Michael Burford, Ron Couldridge

Actress. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Andy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Davis Cameraman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Judd Ella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Fatty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Fox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Frank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Mayo Gorrila / Goon. . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Perrin Kleinman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Kop Sergeant . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Lottie. . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anne-Marie Driscoll Mabel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Mack. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright William Desmond Taylor . . . Mike Burford

Cagelles: Angelique. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Smith Bitelle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Denise Swallow Chantel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nathan Cresswell Dermah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Simmonds Hannah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Street Mercedes. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross Sowerbutts Monique. . . . . . . . . . . Anne-Marie Driscoll Nicole. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philip Davies Odette. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Wilcox Phaedra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Francis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Richard Reynolds George. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Jacob. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Maidens-Taylor Jacqueline. . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Jean-Michelle. . . . . . . . . . . . Craig Phoenix Madam Dindon. . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Madam Renaud. . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Messeur Dindon. . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Messeur Renaud. . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Chorus: Michael Davis, Maria Francis, Leslie Judd, Cheryl King, Joy Kingston, Aasha Mahadoo, Amy Mckinder, Sue Morley, Edna Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, Mark Spooner, Laura Wilson. Directors. . . Sandra Burford, Joanne Ellis-Bailey Choreographers. . . . . . Beverley Onslow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Cass Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Roger Young Assistant Stage Director. . . . Guy Douglas Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . Lynne Young Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Wardrobe . . . . . . Tessa Davies, Carla Witt

Chorus: Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Joy Kingston, Aasha Mahadoo, Laura Wilson, Carla Witt, Cheryl King, Julie Mckinder, Sheila Melville, Sue Morley, Sheila Nicol, Lynne Simmonds, Edna Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, Denise Swallow, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young, Ray Newby, Chris Wilson, Michael Davis, Brian Houser, Leslie Judd, David Tobin. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton

Chorus: Val Wilcox, Joy Kingston, Sue Morley, Sheila Nicol, Craig Phoenix, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, Stephanie Wilson, Lynne Young, Sally Lightfoot, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Denise Swallow, Julie Mckinder, Sarah Parmenter, Lynne Simmonds, Sarah Wilcox, Carla Witt, Mark Spooner, Jim Wolfe. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Street Choreographers. . . . . . Beverley Onslow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Backstage. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Smith Costume Mistress. . . . . . . . . Isla McKinder Props Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Props. . . . . . . . . . Ann Perrin, Shirley Wolfe


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The Slipper And The Rose 2000 Archbishop . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Chancellor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Cinderella. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter Daughter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Julie McKinder Daughter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Wilcox Dowager Queen. . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Fairy Godmother . . . . . . . . . . Sue Morley Foreign King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby John. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Mayo King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Major Domo. . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Spooner Montegue. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Smith Prince. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Queen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Stepmother. . . . . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Chorus: Coral Davis, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Anne-Marie Driscoll, Wendy Hatton, Joy Kingston, Sheila Nicol, Gillian Robertson, Lynne Simmonds, Edna Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, Denise Swallow, Sheila Thomson, Louise Twitchen, Claire Watson, Karen Wheeler, Laura Wilson, Lynne Young, Colin Bott, James Brett, Michael Davis, Stewart Duff, Leslie Judd, Ray Newby, Alan Perrin, Adam Smith, Joel Spooner Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Assistant Director. . . . . . Lynne Simmonds Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Assistant Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Stewart Duff Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Assistant Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Trevor Williams Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tessa Davies

Annie 2001

Crazy For You 2001

The King & I 2002

Annie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lauren Hope Brandis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Bert Healy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Spooner Boylin Sisters. . . Sue Morley, Debbie Smallbone Louise Howe / Boylin Sister. . Sally Lightfoot Daddy Warbucks. . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Drake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Judd Grace. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Witt Lily. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Lt. Ward. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Miss Hannigan. . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson President Roosevelt . . . . . . . . David Tobin Rooster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Mayo

Mitzi . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Wilcox Bartender. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Billy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karl Wilson Bobby Child. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Tarrant Bela Zangler. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Smith Eugene Fodor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Judd Irene Roth. . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Lank Hawkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Mayo Lottie Child . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Mingo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Moose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Patricia Fodor. . . . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe Patsy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Wilson Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joy Kingston Polly Baker. . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Sam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Tess. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Smith Wyatt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Spooner

Anna Leonowens . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Captain Orton. . . . . . . . . . . Mark Spooner Simon of Legree. . . . . . . . . Mark Spooner Angel George. . . . . . . . . . Gillian Stephens Eliza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Wilcox Little Eva. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton Topsy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heidi Young Uncle Thomas. . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Hopper Interpreter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Ian Gilbert Lady Thiang. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Louis Leonowens . . . . . . . . . Mark Howell Lun Tha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Prince Chululongkorn. . . . . . . . Nick Acton Princess Ying Yaiwlak. . . . . . Samantha Ellis, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gemma Willis Sir Edward Ramsey. . . . . . . Brian Howser The King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe The Kralahome. . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Tuptim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter

Chorus: Anne-Marie Driscoll, Michael Davis, Darren Harper, Joy Kingston, Sheila Nicol, LouiseSmith, Paul Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, Marcus Sowerbutts, Gillian Stephens. Children: Francesca Acreman, Jade Barnes, Clara Beauchamp, Nicola Bott, Clare Campbell, Georgia Cooper, Kelly Donovan, Nathelie Emmanuel, Chantelle Grubb, Emma Howell, Suzanne Jude, Janice Pike, Brittany Seabrook, Charlotte Small, Leila Southgate, Claudia Stenhouse, Vivienne Stenhouse, Rebecca Tozer, Heidi Young, Danielle Zarb-Cousins. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Assistant Director . . . . . . . . John Onslow Choreographer. . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Assistant Choreographer. . . Anne-Marie Driscoll Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Andrew Holley Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tessa Davies

Chorus: Val Wilcox, Nicola Bott, James Brett, Coral Davis, Michael Davis, Wendy Hatton, Sue Morley, Sarah Parmenter, Alan Perrin, Craig Phoenix, Philip Saville, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Lindy Sowerbutts, Mark Sowerbutts, Gillian Stephens, Carla Witt, Heidi Young, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Assistant Choreographer. . . Karen Wilcox Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Smith Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Rehearsal Pianist. . . . . . . . . Jane Compton

Chorus: Elaine Doherty, James Drabble, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Lauren Hope, Joy Kingston, Ian Morton, Alan Perrin, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Rebecca Tozer, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young, Joe Ronan. Children: Hayley Conyard, Rachael Conyard, Leila Crudgington, Sarah Drabble, Steven Hardcastle, Elizabeth Horton, Florence Izod, Stuart Nolan, Jessica Osborne, Elisha Pace, Bethany Sayer, Biancha Szynal, Harrison AtkinsSwallow, Poppy Eldridge, Lewis Foakes, Kirsty Hickey, Emma Howell, Ella Magri, Josie Osborne, Brittany Seabrook, Charles Tilley, Rachel Tompkinson, Sarah Webber. Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Choreographer. . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joy Kingston


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Oliver 2002

Anything Goes 2003

Me And My Girl 2003

Calamity Jane 2004

Bet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heidi Young Bill Sykes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Spooner Child, Charlotte. . . . . . Charlie Gunter (F) Noah Claypole. . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Acton Dr Grimwig. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Perrin Dodger. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kane Davis Fagin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gerry Davis Mr Brownlow. . . . . . . . . . . . . Brian Houser Mr Bumble. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis Mr Sowerberry. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Morton Mrs Bedwin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Mrs Sowerberry. . . . . . . . . . . Sue Morley Nancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Oliver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Samuel Newton Oliver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Charles Tilley Pub Owner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . David Tobin Widow Corney. . . . . . . . . . . Shirley Wolfe

Angel (Charity). . . . . Anne-Marie Driscoll Angel (Chastity). . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Witt Angel (Purity). . . . . . . . . . . . . . Heidi Young Angel (Virtue). . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Hopper Sir Evelyn Oakleigh. . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Billy Crocker. . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Bonnie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coral Davis Bishop Henry T Dobson . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Captain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Chinese Man 1 (Ching) . . . . . . Nick Acton Chinese Man 2 (Ling). . . . . . Michael Davis Elisha J Whitney. . . . . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis Hope Harcourt. . . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter Moonface Martin. . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Mrs Wadsworth T Harcourt. . Pat Pepper Photographer. . . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone Purser. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Morton Reno Sweeney. . . . . . . . . Sarah Mummery Reporter (Charlie). . . . . . . Mark Spooner Steward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Gilbert

Bill Snibson. . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Bob Barking. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Gilbert Herbert Parchester. . . . . . . . Melvyn Davis Lady Battersby. . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Lady Brighton. . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Lady Jaqueline Carstone. . Janine Reynolds Lord Battersby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Perrin Maria,The Duchess of Dene. . Sally Lightfoot Mrs Brown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hubbard Policeman. . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Wilkinson Sally Smith. . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter Sir Jasper Tring. . . . . . . . . . . . Michael Davis Sir John Tremayne. . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Sophia Stainsley-Asherton . . Sheila Melville Telegram Boy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Acton The Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Judd The Hon. Gerald Bolingbroke. . Barry Jones Mrs Worthington-Worthington. . Lynne Young Chorus: Val Wilcox, Kerry Avis, Bill Cameron, Elaine Doherty, Tom Harle, Sarah Hopper, Mark Howell, Joy Kingston, Sarah Mummery, Pat Pepper, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Mark Spooner, Carla Witt, Heidi Young.

Adelaide Adams . . . . . . . Sarah Mummery Calamity Jane. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Witt Colonel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Wilkinson Danny Gilmartin. . . . . . . . . . . Barry Jones Doc Pierce. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Frances Fryer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Morton Hank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Davis Henry Miller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Smith Joe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Katie Brown. . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter Pete. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Harle Rattlesnake. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Perrin Susan Miller. . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Wild Bill Hickock. . . . . . . . . Mark Spooner

Chorus: Audrey Bott, Colin Bott, Nicola Bott, Elaine Doherty, Anne-Marie Driscoll, Ian Gilbert, Darren Harper, Zoe Harrison, Lauren Hope, Sarah Hopper, Joan Hubbard, Leslie Judd, Joy Kingston, Sarah Mummery, Sarah Parmenter, Pat Pepper, Janine Reynolds, Edna Smith, Gillian Stephens, Sheila Thomson, Karl Wilson, Carla Witt, Lynne Young. Children: Tim Clark, Gabrial De’souza, Samantha Ellis, Lewis Foakes, Danial Ford, Matthew Ford, Joseph Fowkes, Ryan Gale, Ian Gilbert, Greg Hardes, Kirsty Hickey, Georgia Hillstead, Mitchell Hillstead, Megan Holland, Jack Horton, Joe Horton, Emma Howell, Mark Howell, Craig Keeling, Adam Keppel, Debbie Linden, Nina Marsh, Stuart Nolan, Alexandra O’Connor, Elisha Pace, Abigail Ponton, Bryany Ponton, Jonathan Roberts, Holly Saich, Bethany Sayer, Maria Shaw, Martin Shaw, Roseanna Tilley, Rachael Tompkinson, Sarah Webber. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Assistant Choreographer. . Sarah Hopper Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Shirley Wolfe

Chorus: Audrey Bott, Elaine Doherty, Vickie Ellis, Joan Hubbard, Joy Kingston, Sue Morley, Ross Nicholls, Sheila Nicol, Janine Reynolds, Edna Smith, Gillian Stephens, Val Wilcox, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Choreographers. . . . . . Beverley Onslow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anne-Marie Driscoll Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Judd

Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sandra Burford Assistant Director. . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Choreographers. . . . . . . . . Carol Magrath, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Directors. . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow

Chorus: Audrey Bott, Bill Cameron, Mark Delf, Elaine Doherty, Wendy Hatton, Kay Holliman, Sarah Hopper, Joan Hubbard, Joy Kingston, Sue Morley, Pat Pepper, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Ian Smith, Louise Smith, Gillian Stevens, Darren Taylor, Val Wilcox, Laura Wilson, Stephanie Wilson, Shirley Wolfe, Lynne Young. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . Pam Cotter Choreographer. . . . . Anne-Marie Driscoll Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . Janine Reynolds Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville


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42nd Street 2004 Abner Dillon. . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Andy Lee. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tom Harle Anne Reilly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Smith Bert Barry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Billy Lawler. . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Julian Marsh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Smith Daisy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Karen Wilcox Diane Lorimer. . . . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter Dorothy Brock. . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Ethel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Witt Gladys. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Lorraine Flemming. . . Anne-Marie Driscoll Mac. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Jones Maggie Jones. . . . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Pat Denning. . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Spooner Peggy Sawyer. . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Wilson Phyllis Dale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kerry Avis Chorus: Audrey Bott, Mike Davis, Mark Delf, Elaine Doherty, Tania Drummond, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Sarah Fowler, Sharon Gibb, Joan Hubbard, Joy Kingston, Sally Lagden, Sheila Melville, Sue Morley, Sarah Mummery, Sheila Nicol, Pat Pepper, Janine Reynolds, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Ian Smith, Gillian Stevens, Darren Taylor, Sarah Wilcox, Steve Wilkinson, Shirley Wolfe. Children: Samantha Ellis, Stephen Hardcastle, Florence Izod, Charles Tilley, Roseanna Tilley. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . Pam Cotter Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Dance Captain. . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Wilson Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Smith Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Props. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ann Couldridge Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville

7 Brides For 7 Brothers 2005 Adam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Smith Alice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter Benjamin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Caleb. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Daniel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Taylor Dorcas. . . . . . . . . . . . Anne-Marie Driscoll Ephraim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Cater Frank. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mark Delf Gideon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Gilbert Liza. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louise Smith Martha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gillian Stevens Millie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Mr Bixby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Judd Mr Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Mrs Bixby. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joy Kingston Mrs Perkins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hubbard Preacher. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Alan Perrin Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coral Davis Sarah. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wendy Hatton Chorus: Paul Allwright, Kane Davis, Chris Jolly, Rob Norman, Ian Smith, Mark Spooner, Bill Cameron, Elaine Doherty, Tania Drummond, Penny Gibson, Sue Morley, Sarah Mummery, Janine Reynolds, Edna Smith. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Choreographers. . . . . . Beverley Onslow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville

Hello Dolly 2005

Guys And Dolls 2006

Ambrose . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Cater Barnerby Tucker. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Gilbert Corneleus Hackl. . . . . . . . Darren Harper Dolly. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Ermengard. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Wilson Ernestina Money. . . . . Debbie Smallbone Horace Vandergelder. . . . . . . . Colin Bott Judge. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Davis Minnie Fay . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Mrs Molloy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Witt Mrs Rose. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Rudolph Reisenweber. . . Steve Wilkinson

Angie the Ox / MC. . . . . . . . . . . Jim Wolfe Arvide Abernathy. . . . . . . . . . . Leslie Judd Benny Southstreet. . . . . . . . Antony Smith Big Jule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Jones Brandy Bottle Bates. . . . . . . . . . . Chris Jolly Bag Lady. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Morley Cow. . . . . . Elaine Doherty, Joan Hubbard Agatha. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Dave the Dude. . . . . . . . . . . . . Mike Davis General Cartwright. . . . . . . . . . Pat Pepper Harry the Horse. . . . . . . . . . Darren Taylor Joey Biltmore. . . . . . . . . . . Steve Wilkinson Mimi. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coral Davis Liver Lips Louie. . . . . . . . . . . Bill Cameron Lt Brannigan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Onslow Miss Adelaide. . . . . . . . . . Sarah Mummery Nathan Detroit. . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Lobley Nicely Nicely Johnson. . . . . . . . Colin Bott Nick the Greek. . . . . . . . . . . . . Philip Savill Rusty Charlie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kane Davis Sarah Brown . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter Scratton Slim. . . . . . . . . . . Steve Wilkinson Sky Masterson. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Society Max. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Smith

Chorus: Elaine Doherty, Tania Drummond, Sharon Gibb, Penny Gibson, Barry Jones, Joy Kingston, Dave Lobley, Sue Morley, Sarah Mummery, Sheila Nicol, Pat Pepper, Antony Smith, Edna Smith Mark Spooner, Gillian Stephens, Sarah Wilcox, Lynne Young, Joan Hubbard. Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . Tim Cater Choreographers. . . . . . . . . . Karen Wilcox, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Val Wilcox Assistant Choreographer. . Sarah Parmenter Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Ray Newby Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hubbard, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville

Hot Box Girls: Sharon Allwright, Loulou Clark, Joanne Ellis-Bailey, Karen Wilcox, Laura Wilson, Anne-Marie Driscoll. Chorus: Sharon Gibb, Rachel Gibbs, Penny Gibson, Lauren Hope, Carla Reynolds, Debbie Smallbone, Gillian Stephens, Sarah Wilcox, Tania Drummond, Edna Smith. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Cater Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Choreographers. . . . . . Beverley Onslow, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Anne-Marie Driscoll Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Makeup. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Melville


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kiss Me Kate 2006

Pirate Of Penzance 2007

Copacabana 2007

Oklahoma 2008

1st Gangster. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Cater 2nd Gangster. . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Bill Calhoun (Lucentio). . . Steve Wilkinson Fred Graham (Petruchio). . . . . Paul Smith Gremio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Smith Harrison Howell. . . . . . . . . Mark Spooner Harry Trevor / Baptista. . . . . . . Colin Bott Hattie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Reynolds Hortensio. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kane Davis Lilli Vanessi (Katherine). . Stephanie Childs Lois Lane (Bianca). . . . . . . . . . . . . Jo Kitson Paul. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Lobley Stage Doorman (Ralph). . . . . . . Chris Jolly

Edith. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jo Adams Frederic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryan Taylor Isobel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Laura Wilson Kate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Deaves Mabel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter Major General Stanley. . . . . John Onslow Pirate King. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Ruth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Samuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Smith Sergeant of Police . . . . . . . . . Dave Lobley

Alice. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Bott Barbara. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah George Ben / Male Auditioner. . . . . . . . . Chris Jolly Brenda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rachel Gibbs Carlos . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Cater Cathy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loulou Clark Coatcheck Girl . . . . . . Debbie Smallbone Conchita Alvarez . . . . . . Sarah Mummery Jamie. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Wilkinson Gladys Murphy. . . . . . . . . . . . Audrey Bott Ian. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kane Davis Jane . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Gibb Luis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anthony Smith Mcmanus / Maitre D. . . . . . . . Barry Jones Rico Castelli. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Lobley Sam Silver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colin Bott Samantha / Lola La Mar. . . . Laura Wilson Skip. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philip Savill Stephen / Tony Forte . . . . Darren Harper Viv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Pianist. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hubbard Willie / Pirate Captain . . . . . . . Chris Scott

Ado Annie Carnes . . . . . Sarah Mummery Ali Hakim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bradley Green Vivien. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Wilson Andrew Carnes. . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Lobley Aunt Eller. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Cord Elam. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Allwright Curley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Roche Ellen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Deaves Fred. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kane Davis Gertie Cummings. . . . . . . . . Loulou Clark Ike Skidmore. . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Redgate Joe. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Jones Jud Fry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lee Jackson Kate. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Allwright Samuel. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Wilkinson Slim. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Jolly Virginia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Kenna Laurey. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carla Reynolds Will Parker. . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper

Chorus: Audrey Bott, Laura Deaves, Elaine Doherty, Penny Gibson, Joan Hubbard, Joy Kingston, Sally Lightfoot, Jan Mansfield, Sarah Mummery, Sheila Nicol, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Lynne Young, Paul Allwright, Tim Cater, Kane Davis, Mark Delf, Rob Gray, Chris Jolly, Phil Savill, Antony Smith, Mark Spooner, Loulou Clark, Sarah Gearge, Sharon Gibb, Rachel Gibbs, Sarah Parmenter, Gill Stephens, Sarah Wilcox. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Choreographers. . . . . . . . . . Loulou Clark, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress. . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . Ron Couldridge Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow, . . . . . . . .Sarah Mummery, Carla Reynolds, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jan Mansfield Makeup. . . . . Sheila Melville, Grace Green

Chorus: Louise Clark, Penny Gibson, Wendy Hatton, Janine Mansfield, Sarah Mummery, Debbie Smallbone, Gillian Stephens, Audrey Bott, Elaine Doherty, Joan Hubbard, Joy Kingston, Sue Morley, Sheila Nicol, Pat Pepper, Edna Smith, Stephanie Wilson, Lynne Young, Colin Bott, Bill Cameron, Alan Perrin, Chris Scott, Mike Davis, Rob Grey, Chris Jolly, Ray Newby, Philip Savill, Steve Wilkinson. Director. . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Choreographer. . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Mistress . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . Hannah Turner Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow

Chorus: Jo Adams, Lesley Broadway, Laura Deaves, Elaine Doherty, Bradley Green, Stephanie Kenna, Joy Kingston, Jamie Redgate, Edna Smith, Elaine Steele. Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Wilkinson Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . . Pat Pepper Choreographers. . . . . . . Sarah Parmenter, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Loulou Clark Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Day Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Gilbert Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June Valleley Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . Sarah Mummery, . . . . Doreen Goodfellow, Carla Reynolds, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hubbard

Chorus: Antony Smith, Audrey Bott, Colin Bott, Nicola Bott, Bill Cameron, Mike Davis, Elaine Doherty, Sarah George, Rachel Gibbs, Joy Kingston, Janine Mansfield, Amy Marsh, Sheila Nicol, John Onslow, Pat Pepper, Steve Roche, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Ian Smith, Elaine Steele, Gillian Stephens, Sarah Wilcox, Paul Day, Joan Hubbard. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Cater Assistant Director. . . . . . . . . . Dave Lobley Assistant Director. . . . . . . . Antony Smith Choreographer. . . . . . . . Beverley Onslow Assistant Choreographer. . . Laura Wilson Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Master . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Day Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Gilbert Assistant Stage Manager. . . . . Joe Stevens Head Crewman. . . . . . . . . . Simon Deaves Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June Valleley Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow, . . . . . . . . . . Joan Hubbard, Carla Reynolds


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Summer Holiday 2008

sweeney todd 2009

Alma . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Bott Angie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sharon Gibb Barbara / Bobby. . . . . . . . . . . Laura Deaves Cyril. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Jamie Redgate Don. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper Edwin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kane Davis Jerry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Jones Mimsie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lianne Larthe Sandra and Friends . . . . . . . . Sue Morley Stella. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Stephanie Wilson Steve. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Roche Wilf and Friends. . . . . . . . . . . Lee Jackson

Adolfo Pirelli . . . . . . . . . . . . Antony Smith Anthony. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jamie Redgate Beadle Bamford. . . . . . . . . . Bradley Green Beggar Woman. . Joanne Ellis-Bailey Bailey Johanna. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Laura Wilson Judge Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Barry Jones Mrs. Lovett. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sally Lightfoot Sweeney Todd. . . . . . . . . . . . . Scott Roche Tobias. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Darren Harper

Chorus: Audrey Bott, Tom Broderick, Laura Browne, Carla Cater, Simon,Deaves, Elaine Doherty, Sarah George, Rachel Gibbs, Bradley Green, Joan Hubbard, Chris Jolly, Joy Kingston, Abi Knight, Janine Mansfield, Amy Marsh, Sarah Mummery, Pat Pepper, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Elaine Steele, Gillian Stephens, Steve Wilkinson. Children: Amy Allwright, Hannah Allwright, Elsie Gibb, Lucy Gibb. Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dave Lobley Assistant Director . . . . . . . . . . . Chris Jolly Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . Loulou Clark Assistant Choreographers. . . Nicola Bott, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kane Davis Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Green Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Day Stage Manager. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tim Cater Assistant Stage Manager. . Ron Couldridge Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June Valleley Wardrobe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sue Morley, . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow, Joan Hubbard

Company: Jo Adams, Paul Allwright, Nicola Bott, Laura Browne, Rob Burdett, Mike Davis, Laura Deaves, Mark Delf, Elaine Doherty, Lewis Foster, Sarah George, Charlotte Gilmore, Joan Hubbard, Paige Jackson, Chris Jolly, Stephanie Kenna, Joy Kingston, Abi Knight, Lianne Larthe, Dave Lobley, Sue Morley, Sarah Mummery, Sheila Nicol, Rebecca Palmer, Pat Pepper, Debbie Smallbone, Edna Smith, Ian Smith, Mark Spooner, Steve Wilkinson Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Steve Wilkinson Choreographer. . . . . . . . . . . . Nicola Bott Musical Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Day Chorus Master. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paul Day Assistant Director. . . . . . . Janine Mansfield Wardrobe Mistress. . . Doreen Goodfellow Wardrobe Assistants. . . . . . . . Sue Morley, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheila Nicol Stage Director. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ian Gilbert Prompt. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . June Vallely Stage Crew . . . . Clare Lawler, Kane Davis, . . . . . . . . . . Simon Deaves, Lauren Ashton, . . . . Elaine Heckingbottom, Samantha Ellis Make-Up. . . . Sheila Melville, Hannah Todd Wigs. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nichola Feathers, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Doreen Goodfellow Rehearsal Pianists . . . . . . . . Jane Compton, . . . . . . . . . .Liam Holmes, Maddie Maxwell

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