Midsummer Mink

A comedy by English playwright Peter Coke.

Performed by STADS at St. Teilo’s Church Hall, Bishopston on April 22nd, 23rd & 24th, 1971. Tickets cost 18p, children 10p, OAPs Thursday only 10p.


The amiable aristocratic crooks of ‘Breath of Spring’ are at it again. Brigadier Rayne deploys his charity campaigns with little monetary success until Nan is passed a mink coat by a crook on the run, and soon they are running a meticulously organised receiving system for stolen furs, giving all their profits to charity. Finally, with the house full of furs and a police inspector making inquiries, they decide to retire – temporarily.


  • Beryl West

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • ‘Brigadier Albert Rayne’ ~ Geoffrey Weaver
  • ‘Alice, Lady Miller’ ~ Margaret Lloyd
  • ‘Miss Nanette Parry’ ~ Dorothy Morris
  • ‘Miss Elizabeth Hatfield’ ~ Brenda Jones
  • ‘Dame Beatrice Appleby’ ~ Patricia Rowley
  • ‘Lily Thompson’ ~ Jennifer Morgan
  • ‘Ted’ ~ Barry Marsh
  • ‘Michael Hogan’ ~ Brian Shaw
  • ‘Chris’ ~ Sidney West
  • ‘Madame Chambert’ ~ Jacqueline Baskerville
  • ‘Det Insp Wilson’ ~ Pat Quick


  • Stage Manager ~ John Lloyd
  • Assistants ~ Bill Payne, Graham Williams, W O Mort
  • Lighting ~ David Powell
  • Props ~ Pat Quick, Jacqueline Baskerville
  • Make-up ~ Pam Taylor

Producer’s Note

We are pleased to be back again following an interval of 12 months while the hall was being extended. Midsummer Mink, this lighthearted comedy, celebrates our return on a new stage. For this, all thanks must be given to our Stage Manager, Mr John Lloyd, and his small band of helpers. Learning lines and knocking nails in at the same time is, to me, quite an achievement.