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(1970-1979)


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This Year, Next Year
by Lionel Brown
5-9 May, 1970
Ticia (Patricia Armitage) . . . Vi Packwood
Mrs. Armitage . . . Gwen Stevens
Clare Armitage . . . Pamela Stevens
Paddy Armitage . . . David Whitney
Nick Redwood . . . John Piper
May Ross . . . Shirley Brownlow
Martin Armitage . . . Ken Orton
Dr. Julian Ross . . . David Stevens
Mrs. Russett . . . Connie Bridgman
Sally Russett . . . Patricia Charlton
Nurse Page . . . Heather Nutt
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt

Double Trouble
by Michael Brett
17-21 November, 1970
Geoffrey Cooper (a commercial artist) . . . David Stevens
Judy Bright (a model) . . . Patricia Charlton
Martin Cooper (Geoffrey's father) . . . Ken Orton
Prudence Cooper (Geoffrey's mother) . . . Gwen Stevens
Sarah Laycock (housekeeper) . . . June Bellamy
Jane Wootton (Geoffrey's agent) . . . Pamela Stevens
Henry Laycock (Sarah's husband) . . . Michael Wilson
Stella Dunn (Geoffrey's fiancée) . . . Joan Tidbury
Kenneth Halford (the Best Man) . . . David Whitney
Mrs. Sawyer (a widow) . . . Connie Bridgman
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
A sophisticated comedy concerning the private life of a young doctor in London, who has discovered a more lucrative occupation as an artist.

The Ghost Train
by Arnold Ridley
  4-8 May, 1971 22-26 October, 1991
Saul Hodgkin . . .
Richard Winthrop . . .
Elsie, his wife . . .
Charles Murdock . . .
Peggy, his wife . . .
Miss Bourne . . .
Teddie Deakin . . .
Julia Price . . .
Herbert Price . . .
John Stirling . . .
Jackson . . .
Gary Coombs
Michael Wilson
Delia Keech
John Piper
Patricia Charlton
Connie Bridgeman
David Whitney
Joan Tidbury
Richard Asbury
Ken Orton
John Chennell
Steve Josiah
Kevin Dover
Valerie Smith
Steve Wilmer
Claire Slack
Christine Elmore
Trevor Cook
Patricia Towell
Russell Green
David Mander
Alan Josiah

Smith . . .
Philip Pettit character not in this production
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt David Whitney

Off The Hook
by Derek Benfield
9-13 May, 1972
Norah Catchpole . . . Joan Turnell
Edna (her sister) . . . Delia Keech
Fred Baxter . . . Ken Orton
Major Catchpole . . . Gary Coombs
Charlie Mullins . . . David Whitney
Harold Spook . . . Michael Wilson
Mrs. Fletcher-Brewer . . . Connie Bridgman
Carol (her daughter) . . . Patricia Charlton
Polly . . . Pamela Stevens
Mr. Parkinson . . . John Jones
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
The play is about a romp in a country house with certain dubious characters intent on finding a hidden hoard of money.

Murder At The Vicarage
by Agatha Christie (dramatised by Moie Charles & Barbara Toy)
15-19 May, 1973
The Vicar (the Rev. Leonard Clement) . . . Michael Wilson
Griselda (his wife) . . . Anna Polijanczuk
Dennis (his nephew) . . . Bobby Charlton
Mary (the maid) . . . June Bellamy
Ronald Hawes (the curate) . . . David Whitney
Lettice Protheroe . . . Patricia Charlton
Miss Marple . . . Jill Pettigrew
Mrs. Price Ridley . . . Connie Bridgman
Anne Protheroe . . . Joan Tidbury
Lawrence Redding (an artist) . . . John Piper
Dr. John Haydock . . . Ken Orton
Inspector Slack . . . Gary Coombs
PC Jennings . . . Malcolm Charlton
Colonel Protheroe . . . David Stevens
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
The play takes place in a country vicarage, the time is in the late forties, and it features the famous Agatha Christie character Miss Marple, the elderly lady whose observations frequently annoy those concerned with solving the crime.

But Once A Year
by Falkland L. Cary
13-17 November, 1973
Mary Meldon . . . Gwen Stevens
Ann Meldon (her young daughter) . . . Patricia Charlton
Alice . . . Joan Turnell
Topsey Richards (Aunt to Ann & Olivia) . . . Connie Bridgman
Tony Martley . . . David Whitney
Enid Martley (his mother) . . . Delia Keech
Olivia Meldon (Mary's elder daughter) . . . June Bellamy
Ned Meldon (Uncle to Ann & Olivia) . . . Ken Orton
Mr. Nicholas . . . John Piper
George Linsitt . . . Michael Wilso
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Producer . . . Eva Sherratt

Murder In Company
by Philip King & John Boland
14-18 May, 1974
Alan Wilson . . . David Whitney
Margaret Stephens . . . Delia Keech
Ted Smith . . . Ken Orton
Philip Stephens . . . John Piper
Ronnie Meadows . . . David Stevens
Phoebe Kershaw . . . Connie Bridgman
Patricia Robins . . . June Bellamy
Doris Stewart . . . Patricia Charlton
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
Philip King, whose comedies are very well known in amateur theatre circles, has collaborated with crime writer John Boland to write a play with drama, mystery and a very amusing dialogue. The story involves an amateur dramatic society and the setting is the church hall where they rehearse. It would be possible, if desired, to perform this play with almost no scenery at all. It is also interesting to note that this is one whodunit that does not contain any policemen.

Pillar To Post
by John Waterhouse
12-16 November, 1974
Horace Truefoot . . . Michael Wilson
Mabel Drinkwater . . . Connie Bridgman
Albert Drinkwater . . . Ken Orton
Lily Truefoot . . . Delia Keech
Ernie Drinkwater . . . David Whitney
Mavis Omeroyd . . . Patricia Piper
Mr. O'Flaherty . . . John Piper
Sonya Le Roy . . . June Bellamy
Mr. Brown . . . David Stevens
Two Male Bodies . . . Bobby Charlton, Bob Piper
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt

Home And Beauty
by W. Somerset Maughan
13-17 May, 1975
Victoria, a dear little thing . . . Patricia Piper
Miss Dennis, a manicurist . . . Rose Prokopuik
Taylor, a maid . . . Joan Turnell
Mrs. Shuttleworth, Victoria's mother . . . Joan Tidbury
Leicester Paton, a wangler . . . Michael Wilson
Major Frederick Lowndes DSO, a hero . . . David Whitney
Major William Cardew DSO, a hero . . . John Piper
Nannie, the nurse . . . Delia Keech
Mrs. Pogson, a cook . . . June Bellamy
A. B. Raham, a solicitor . . . Ken Orton
Miss Montmorency, a maiden lady . . . Connie Bridgman
Clarence, an errand boy . . . Bobby Charlton
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
Major William Cardew DSO was today reported killed in action at the battle of Ypres. He leaves a wife, Victoria, and a baby son. The bare communique causes his wife to weep a while; but there is one corner of Victoria's heart that is forever Freddie's - Major Frederick Lowndes DSO and Bill's best friend to boot - so after a decent interval she accepts free food for life from him in exchange for her favours. Unfortunately the war ends and Major Mark I, very much alive, returns to find his wife married to another man. This somewhat embarrassing situation is further complicated when Victoria is urged to hedge her bets even further by her mother and set her sights on Leicester Paton, a cad who sat out the war in Government service, is filthy rich as a result and has a Rolls to prove it. 'Never make the mistake,' says this aging Medusa, 'that because you've got one man safe you needn't make yourself attractive to others.' Bill and Freddie, bewildered by this onslaught of female cynicism, do their best but Victoria is now convinced that money and acres are more attractive than majors; she did, after all, do her bit for the war effort by marrying two of them while it was on.

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How The Other Half Loves
by Alan Ayckbourn
11-15 November, 1975
Frank Foster . . . David Stevens
Fiona Foster . . . Joan Tidbury
Bob Phillips . . . John Piper
Terry Phillips . . . Delia Keech
William Featherstone . . . David Whitney
Mary Featherstone . . . Patricia Piper
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt

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Children's Day
by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
9-13 November, 1976
Robin Partridge, a publisher . . . David Whitney
Emma Partridge, his wife . . . June Bellamy
Peter Butler, a restauranteur . . . John Piper
Polly Butler, his wife . . . Pamela Stevens
Tom Sutton, Emma's solicitor . . . David Stevens
Mavis Pawson, Emma's mother's help . . . Delia Keech
Sophie Lovelady, a Chelsea Girl . . . Jean Hope
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
This play concerns a party which is heard but not seen, and the effect those jollifications have on the lives of two couples; Robin and Emma, and Peter and Polly.

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The House On The Cliff
by George Batson
17-21 May, 1977
Karen . . . Delia Keech
Doctor Lane . . . David Stevens
Ellen Clayton . . . Jean Hope
Jenny . . . Gwen Stevens
Nurse Pepper . . . Connie Bridgman
Corey Phillips . . . David Whitney
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt

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Off The Rails
by John Waterhouse
15-19 November, 1977
Maudie Bentwhistle . . . Connie Bridgman
Percy Hollis . . . David Whitney
Harry Bentwhistle . . . David Stevens
Bertha Keepbright . . . June Bellamy
Col. Throgmorton, OBE . . . Bob Timpson
Miss Hickory . . . Joan Tidbury
Gladys Bentwhistle . . . Jean Hope
Aneurin Jenkins . . . John Piper
Sam McNab . . . Michael Wilson
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
Set in a typical small country station where the trains never seem to stop, this is a broad comedy through which runs a thread of truth. Harry, the stationmaster and central character, is a dauntless individual desperate to hold on to his job, surrounded by an incompetent staff and the threat of closure. His battle against the odds and his dealing with the people who cross his path provides an amusing and sometimes hilarious tale.

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Sweet Nelly
by Maurice Callard
16-20 May, 1978
Sue Trent . . . Patricia Piper
Margaret Trent . . . Delia Keech
Mrs. Armstrong . . . Gwen Stevens
Nicky Trent . . . Malcolm Mortimer
Paul Trent . . . David Stevens
Detective Sergeant Cleve . . . Michael Wilson
Myra Traverne . . . Tina Cook
Rupert Vane . . . David Whitney
May Gerton . . . June Bellamy
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt

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Relatively Speaking
by Alan Ayckbourn
16-18 November, 1978
Greg . . . David Whitney
Ginny . . . Patricia Piper
Philip . . . David Stevens
Sheila . . . Joan Tidbury
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt
The full production of this play had to be cancelled at a late date. It was presented as a rehearsed reading.

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Gaslight
by Patrick Hamilton
13-17 November, 1979
Mrs. Manningham . . . Patricia Piper
Mr. Manningham . . . David Whitney
Rough . . . David Stevens
Elizabeth . . . Gwen Stevens
Nancy . . . Linda Jefferies
Producer . . . Eva Sherratt

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