Cat Among The Pigeons

A comedy by Duncan Greenwood.

Performed by STADS at St. Teilo’s Church Hall, Bishopston on November 13th, 14th & 15th, 1969. Tickets 3/-, children half price.

(STADS nearly put on a new production of Cat Among The Pigeons in November 1988, but unfortunately it had to be cancelled at the last moment.)


The scene is the sitting-room of Alfred Tinsley’s suburban villa ‘Mooredge’ on the outskirts of Helliford, a northern industrial town. The action takes place over the course of a few days in the present time.

Three generations of Tinsleys live in uneasy contentment dominated by Nora and her daughter Edna until Nora’s son comes home from National Service in Indo-China. Explosive disruptions occur with the arrival of Yvonne Chartreuse, an exotic French dancer, to whom the male Tinsleys gravitate, while the females are suspicious, jealous and determined to expel this dangerous intruder. Salvation comes when Grandma helps Ernest to win lots of money on the pools!


  • Beryl West

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • ‘Ernest Jowett’ ~ Brian Shaw
  • ‘Edna Jowett’ ~ Pat Quick
  • ‘Alfred Tinsley’ ~ Harry Maslin
  • ‘Grandma’ ~ Dorothy Morris
  • ‘Nora Tinsley’ ~ Pat Rowley
  • ‘Joe Hammant’ ~ Sidney West
  • ‘Annie Hammant’ ~ Jacqueline Baskerville
  • ‘Bill Tinsley’ ~ Bill Bowen
  • ‘Yvonne Chartreuse’ ~ Pam Taylor


  • Stage Manager ~ John Lloyd
  • Assistants ~ Bill Payne, Graham Williams, W O Mort
  • Lighting ~ David Powell
  • Props ~ Delphine Parry
  • Make-up ~ Margaret Lloyd