Play On!

A comedy by Rick Abbot.Performed by STADS at St. Teilo’s Church Hall, Bishopston on April 24th, 25th & 30th & May 1st & 2nd, 1998. Tickets £3, children & senior citizens £2.


A theatre group try desperately to put on a play, amid all kinds of maddening interference from its authoress, Phyllis, who keeps revising the script until almost opening night, and during the actual performance anything that can go wrong, does. At the curtain call Phyllis decides to give a speech on the state of the modern theatre and what befalls her is the madcap climax to this hilarious romp.


  • Dorothy Morris

Cast (in order of appearance)

  • ‘Algie Manville’ ~ Tony Webb
  • ‘Geraldine Dunbar’ ~ Alison Shepherd
  • ‘Henry Benish (Lord Dudley)’ ~ David Spear
  • ‘Polly Benish (Lady Margaret)’ ~ Julie Greenwood
  • ‘Marla ‘Smitty’ Smith (Doris)’ ~ Denise Currell
  • ‘Saul Watson (Dr Rex Forbes)’ ~ Gareth Lucas
  • ‘Billy Carew (Stephen Sellars)’ ~ Ian Evans
  • ‘Violet Imbry (Diane Lassiter)’ ~ Catherine Millburn-Foster
  • ‘Louie Perry’ ~ Tony Currell
  • ‘Phyllis Montague’ ~ Dorothy Morris


  • Stage Manager, Lighting, Set ~ Alan Bailey
  • Assistants ~ Stewart Hiorns, Simon Ellett
  • Other backstage duties ~ The cast
  • Props ~ Doreen Davies
  • Front-of-house, Refreshments ~ Geoff Davies, Doreen Davies, Maureen Bailey, Val Hiorns, Judi Porter, Madeline Norton, Barbara Spear

Producer’s Note

The proceeds of the nightly raffles will again go to the Restoration Fund [of the Church Hall]. Those at the last play raised £108.00.