Cat On The Fiddle

A farce by John Dole.Performed by STADS at St. Teilo’s Church Hall, Bishopston on November 23rd, 24th, 29th & 30th & December 1st, 1990. Tickets cost £1.50, children & senior citizens 75p.

Previously performed by STADS in 1973.


The scene, the Abbotts’ small, unattractive, rented flat in London, over two days in spring. As David’s Italian penpal, Mario, is coming to stay, his wife Kate goes to her mother’s so that they can practise their languages in peace. When the penpal turns out to be a shapely brunette named Maria David is in big trouble, not least because Maria has smuggled in a packet of diamonds. The flat is soon besieged with assorted gangsters, a lady plumber, a curate, the police and an angry Kate!


  • Dorothy Morris

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • ‘David Abbott’ ~ Jaimes Cooper
  • ‘Kate Abbott’ ~ Julia Bradley
  • ‘Mrs MacWhimble’ ~ Maggie Penn
  • ‘Mrs Scott’ ~ Alison Shepherd
  • Taxi driver ~ David McOnie
  • ‘Maria’ ~ Judi Porter
  • ‘Cuthbert Fortescue’ ~ Robin Wayne
  • ‘Arturo Cellini’ ~ Tim Weldon
  • ‘Mrs Bottle’ ~ Brenda Jones
  • First policeman ~ Howard Mead
  • Second policeman ~ Chris Richards


  • Stage Manager ~ Alan Bailey
  • Assistants ~ Eddie Burr, Ian Hicks
  • Lighting ~ Clive Hopkins
  • Props ~ Brenda Jones, Edward Jones
  • Make-up ~ Beryl West, Beryl Maslin
  • Scenery ~ Dorothy Morris, Jean Hewlett
  • Prompt ~ Anita McNamara
  • Refreshments ~ Jane Wayne & helpers