A farce by English author Philip King.
Performed by STADS at St. Teilo’s Church Hall, Bishopston on November 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th & 17th, 1984.
Peter, a famous television series hero, seeks refuge at a country rectory with his mild Uncle Humphrey from all the females who continually chase after him. Humphrey, horrified by the dismissal of his housekeeper by his formidable sister, advertises for a wife, but absent-mindedly omits the important word ‘marriage’. Answers to the advertisement arrive by the sack-load and the arrival of the dignified Bishop of Lax adds to the hectic confusion.
- Dorothy Morris
Cast (in order of appearance)
- ‘Rev Arthur Humphrey’ ~ David Spear
- ‘Mrs Carter’ ~ Brenda Jones
- ‘Harriette Humphrey’ ~ Margaret Lloyd
- ‘Winifred Barrington-Locke’ ~ Felicity Harris
- ‘Peter Graham’ ~ Andrew Evason
- Photographer ~ Edward Jones
- ‘Josephine de Brissac’ ~ Diane Clarke
- ‘Pixie Potter’ ~ Linzi John
- ‘Bishop of Lax’ ~ Rodney Fryer
- Postman ~ Sid West
- Stage Manager ~ John Lloyd
- Assistants ~ Brian Shaw, Mick Shaw
- Lighting ~ John Dixon
- Props ~ Della Jukes, Maria Clee
- Prompt ~ Jill Usher
- Make-up ~ Jill Dixon, Beryl West, Anita Humphreys
- Scenery ~ Jean Hewlett
- Sound Effects ~ Edward Jones
- Coordinating Admin ~ David Spear
- Refreshments, Front-of-House ~ Sid West, Jackie Cooper, Barry Cooper, Jaimes Cooper, Wendy Hemns-Tucker, Catherine Fryer, Karen Spear
It is with deep regret that we record the death of Mr Bill Payne, a founder member of our society. Bill was our first chairman and served in that capacity and many others for 15 years. A friend and enthusiastic member, we and the whole community will miss him greatly.