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(1960-1969)


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The Cure For Love
by Walter Greenwood
3-7 May, 1960
Milly Southern . . . Margaret Kingham
Mrs. Jenkins . . . Joan Bailey
Janey Jenkins . . . Mavis Newbery
Sarah Hardacre . . . Gladys Moon
Charlie Fox . . . Gary Coombs
Ted Munter . . . John Ball
Jack Hardacre . . . Norman Billington
Harry Lancaster . . . David Taylor
Barmaid . . . Joan Faulkner
Mrs. Dorbell . . . Winifred Aston
Joe Truman . . . Kenneth Orton
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
Jack Hardacre, back on fourteen days leave from action during the second world war, finds himself engaged to Janey Jenkins, the girl he left behind and wanted to forget. He meets Milly Southern, a London evacuee who lives with his mother. As one can imagine, this leads to a "cat-race" between the two girls, with no holds barred.

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Noon Has No Shadows
by Patricia Joudrey
8-12 November, 1960
Mrs. Grant . . . Gladys Moon
Melinda Grant . . . Joan Faulkner
Miss Robson . . . Mary Jackson
Polly Fraser . . . Margaret Kingham
Bruce Mitchell . . . Gary Coombs
Anne . . . Patricia Larkins
Eleanor . . . Delia Taylor
Will Henderson . . . Norman Billington
Mrs. Henderson . . . Joan Bailey
Mr. Henderson . . . Kenneth Orton
A Mother . . . Winifred Aston
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
The action of the play is set in a Western Canadian prairie town at the edge of the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. We are taken to the High School to meet the boy of the play, Will Henderson, son of a restless father and a mother who talks always of past grandeur or future prosperity to escape the humdrum reality of a married life spent wandering from boarding house to boarding house. Then there is the mysterious burnt-out bandstand in the mountains, where something once happened to Mrs. Grant and where the moment of truth comes to Melinda.

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 Beside The Seaside
by Leslie Sands
  9-13 May, 1961

19-23 November, 1985
Mrs. Austin . . .
Pat Marlow . . .
Florrie . . .
Tony Brett . . .
Ethel Pearson . . .
Wilf Pearson . . .
Sally Pearson . . .
Henry Pepper . . .
Daphne Pepper . . .
Gladys Moon
Doreen Wheeler
Patricia Larkins
Gary Coombs
Joan Bailey
Lionel Murton
Joan Faulkner
Norman Billington
Margaret Kingham

Mary Desmond
Patricia Towell
Wendy Howson
Trevor Cook
Hazel Wallington
David Stevens
Christine Denton
David Whitney
Barbara Thomas
Policeman . . . John Ball

character not in this production
Producer . . .

Eva Sherratt

Eva Sherratt
A seaside boarding house, "Seaview - two minutes from the sea," is the setting for this play. A comedy, it is a skit on such boarding houses in the summer season, and inevitable jokes about the state of the weather are not excluded. Domestic upheavals and the boarders' reactions to their tyrannical landlady provide the story.

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A Party For Jeremy
by Bill Owen
7-11 November, 1961
Mrs. Marjorie Chadwick . . . Mary Quartermaine
Stella Chadwick . . . Pauline Drake
Mrs. Winifred Stevens . . . Gladys Moon
Mr. Baker . . . John Ball
Mr. John Walker . . . Kenneth Orton
Dora Patterson . . . Margaret Kingham
Peter Stevens . . . Gary Coombs
Jackie Morgan . . . Norman Billington
Francis Grant . . . Delia Taylor
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
A baby comes into a Streatham boarding house and alters the lives of all the residents. Why the baby came and its effects on the residents privides the theme for this play.

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Mother Of Men
by Ada G. Abbott
22-26 May, 1962
Widow Brant . . . Joan Bailey
Susan Jessell . . . Mary Quartermaine
Dave Brant . . . Alan Hawkins
Steve Hawke . . . Paul Lawrence
Carey's Lissa . . . Doreen Wheeler
Paul Brant . . . Brian Parker
Jessell's Jennie . . . Pauline Drake
Pete Brant . . . Gary Coombs
Rose . . . Ann Thomas
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt

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Celebration
by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
13-17 November, 1962
Rhoda Lucas . . . Joan Bailey
Edgar Lucas . . . Kenneth Orton
Christine Lucas . . . Christine Letts
Bernard Fuller . . . David Stevens
Jack Lucas . . . Gary Coombs
Irene Howes . . . Pauline Drake
Stan Dyson . . . Alan Hawkins
Arthur Broadbent . . . Tom Weed
Frank Broadbent . . . Paul Lawrence
Lilian Howes . . . Margaret Kingham
Edna Fuller . . . Mary Quartermaine
Alice Fuller . . . Mavis Newbury
Lionel Fuller . . . Alan Carrol
Margo Fuller . . . Delia Taylor
May Beckett . . . Ruth Clarke
Sgt. Major Tommy Lodge . . . Bob Whitney
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
The reactions of a family preparing for a wedding and reminiscing after the funeral of a great uncle.

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Sons Of Crispin
by T.H. Seaman & A.J. King
5-9 May, 1964
John Compton . . . Brian O'Neil
Charlotte Compton . . . Joan Bailey
George Henry as a boy . . . Gary Easton
George Henry as a man . . . David Stevens
Jesse Steggles . . . Gary Coombs
Carrie Steggles . . . Delia Taylor
Grandpa Steggles . . . Paul Lawrence
Alfie Cooper . . . David Whitney
Daniel Cooper . . . Michael Drage
Josh Savage . . . Norman Billington
Ezra Hitchcock . . . Brian Binley
Ruby Goodbody . . . Ruth Clarke
Florrie . . . Penelope Eve
Isobel . . . Loretta Keech
Jim . . . Michael Drage
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
A play written in Wellingborough (by local schoolteachers) about Wellingborough.
The writers discovered that very little had been written on the Northamptonshire boot and shoe industry, and they made a close study of the subject. This was not easy as neither are natives of the county, although both have had a long association with it. From old books borrowed from friends, and from information gleaned in conversation with elderly members of the industry, a wealth of material was revealed. Great assistance was given by the officers of the Boot and Shoe Trade Union. The result of the research is this play.

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Quiet Weekend
by Esther McCracken
3-7 November, 1964
Sam Pecker . . . Paul Lawrence
Mary Jarrow . . . Delia Taylor
Miranda Bute . . . Patricia Larkins
Sally Spender . . . Jean Clarke
Mildred Royd . . . Mary Quartermaine
Arthur Royd . . . Brian O'Neil
Bella Hitchins . . . Loretta Keech
Marcia Brent . . . Joan Faulkner
Adrian Barasford . . . Michael Drage
Jim Brent . . . Gary Coombs
Ella Spender . . . Ruth Clarke
Denys Royd . . . Roger Keech
Rowena Marriott . . . Margaret Kingham
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
This lively comedy deals, not surprisingly with the good-humoured chaos that results during a weekend in the country.


The Proof Of The Poison
by Falkland L. Cary & Philip Weathers
17-21 May, 1966
Robert Boyd . . . Roger Keech
Kate Wilson . . . Joan Tidbury
Helen Traynor . . . Vi Packwood
Nina Cooper . . . Loretta Keech
Mr. Luce . . . David Whitney
Hector Sanderson . . . Michael Wilson
Aunt Agatha . . . Mary Quartermaine
Mary . . . Connie Bridgman
Detective Inspector Harvis . . . David Stevens
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
The theme is a closely knit family who are all hopeful of receiving a large portion of money left by the head of the family, who died suddenly. His death at first appears to be natural but later it is discovered that he was murdered.

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The Still Small Voice
by Norman Latimer
4-8 October, 1966
Dora Middleton . . . Vi Packwood
Diana . . . Joan Tidbury
John . . . David Stevens
Letty . . . Pauline Coombs
Mrs. Sampson . . . Delia Keech
Jerry Sampson . . . David Whitney
Henry Clay . . . Michael Wilson
Still Small Voice . . . Mary Quartermaine
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt

Fish Out Of Water
by Derek Benfield
2-6 May, 1967
Brigadier Hubback . . . Tony Murphy
Mrs. Hubback . . . Joan Tidbury
Marisa . . . Shirley Brownlow
Doris Cowley . . . Loretta Keech
Agatha Hepworth . . . Connie Bridgman
Fiona Francis . . . Vi Packwood
Mr. Mallet . . . Michael Wilson
Julian Whittle . . . John Chennell
Len Barrett . . . David Whitney
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
The story of a group of British holiday-makers in an Italian hotel - none of whom know each other or particularly want to, until Mrs. Hepworth comes along with her broad smile and plans for beach games.

Two Faces Of Murder
by George Batson
28 November - 2 December, 1967
Cora Mayhew . . . Connie Bridgman
Jenny, the housekeeper . . . Maureen Rogers
Gerald Colby . . . David Stevens
Harriet Colby . . . Vi Packwood
Tracey Colby . . . Joan Tidbury
Max . . . David Whitney
Myra Colby . . . Loretta Keech
Detective Sergeant Farrar . . . Michael Wilson
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
Set in the oil country of Louisiana, the intriguing plot unfolds slowly and the suspense mounts into a complicated and shocking denoument.


The Full Treatment
by Michael Brett
21-25 May, 1968
George Maxwell, a reporter . . . David Whitney
Brenda Maxwell, his wife . . . Joan Tidbury
Susan, an hotel maid . . . Janet Boothman
Stella Haley, a secretary . . . Janet Nutt
Joan Banstead, a photographer . . . Maureen Rogers
Philip Scott, a public relations officer . . . David Stevens
Frederick Elton, an editor . . . Michael Wilson
Henry Mellowes, a celebrity . . . Ken Orton
Sarah Mellowes, his wife . . . Vi Packwood
Elizabeth Welling, a nurse . . . Connie Bridgman
Geoffrey Wallcot-Brown, a BBC interviewer . . . John Chennell
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
The story involves a couple of centenarians who are entertained with three days in London by the proprietors of their local newspaper after completing 80 years of married life. But there is a twist.

Four Winds
by Ales Atkinson
19-23 November, 1968
Miriam Ritchie . . . Janet Nutt
Jimmy Whalen . . . Michael Wilson
Molly Graham . . . Joan Tidbury
Edward Forrest . . . Ken Orton
Deborah . . . Shirley Brownlow
Steve Graham . . . David Whitney
Mrs. Allen . . . Connie Bridgman
Morgan . . . David Stevens
Grey . . . John Chennell
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
The play is set in a cottage in the remote Yorkshire Moors and unravels the mystery of a well-kept love affair between Steve Graham, a young author, and the flirtatious wife of Dr. Forrest.

Ride A Cock Horse
by William Barrow
6-10 May, 1969
Betty Crowther . . . Joan Tidbury
John Willie Fothergill . . . John Chennell
Peter Marshall . . . John Piper
Sam Randle . . . David Whitney
Rhoda Bumpstead . . . Vi Packwood
Amos Bumpstead . . . Michael Wilson
Ben Crowther . . . Ken Orton
Bella Hirst . . . Connie Bridgman
Daphne Hogg . . . Delia Keech
Gwen Evans . . . Gwen Stevens
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
A North Country comedy telling the story of a rival brass band and orchestra in a small town. The band's conductor, Ben Crowther, and his friends, John Willie Fothergill, Sam Randle, and Rhoda and Amos Bumpstead, face competition from a newly formed orchestra society run by schoolmaster Peter Marshall. This new society is backed by Ben's former sweetheart Bella Hirst. The result is a now holds barred battle complicated by the fact that the former sweetheart is still interested in Ben, and that the schoolmaster falls in love with Ben's daughter Betty.

My Giddy Aunt
by Ray Cooney & John Chapman
18-22 November, 1969
A Native Houseboy . . . John Chennell
Rahmu . . . David Stevens
Basil Landau . . . Michael Wilson
Jeremy Eppingham . . . David Whitney
Martin Eppingham . . . John Piper
Lady Hester Eppingham . . . Delia Keech
Miss Vana Lupitya . . . Gwen Stevens
Beatrice Horrocks . . . Connie Bridgman
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
The basic plot of a cockney shopkeeper arriving as the new manager at a tea plantation in India run by a mad peeress and her nephews provides lots of opportunities for comedy. Lady Hester and her two nephews have been running the plantation for years without much success, and when the owner, Lady Hester's father, dies, he leaves it to her, but only on the condition that his illegitimate daughter becomes the manager. The two nephews are far from happy, and would like their aunt to die or be taken to a mental hospital so that they can sell the plantation and take the money.

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