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Children's Day


Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall

Directed by Mark Jephcott
assisted by Linda Batson

3rd - 10th December 2011

A comedy set in the 1970s.

This play concerns a children’s party and takes place in the Kitchen of Emma's house in Hampstead. The Party which is heard but not seen, provides a backdrop for a serious set of adult crises and the effect those jollifications have on the lives of two couples; Robin and Emma, and Peter and Polly. Robin has left Emma and Emma is friendly with her solicitor Tom. When both Tom and Robin turn up for the party the mishaps of the party spill over into the kitchen. Can everyone reconcile their differences in an adult fashion?

Robin Partridge, a publisher Bryn Thomas
Emma Partridge, his wife Tracy Burns
Peter Butler, a restaurateur Alex Bingle
Polly Butler, his wife Sarah Field
Mavis Pawson, Emma's Mother's help Mary Cotton
Tom Sutton, Emma's solicitor Bob Stewart
Sophie Lovelady, a Chelsea Girl Rhianne Statom-Barnett
Children's Party Voices - Members of GR School of Drama
Alexander Baker, Clare Edler, Lucy Greig, Freya Hogg, Caitlan King, Joe Manley, Maddie Roberts, Bethan Shotton
Introductory announcement Zeb Nivern Banks (aged 5)
Mr Snow owned by Megan Allison
Stage Manager Denise Soussi
Wardrobe Di James
and the Green Room Team
Properties Sue Broadhurst
Sound Helen Fitton
Lighting Chris Hills
Keith Jones
Prompt Belinda Coghlan
Drawings In The Programme
Iestyn Bird (Aged 5), Dominic Bird (aged 5)
Set /Image Design Paula Keen
Set Artists / Additional Ideas Vicky Burke
Alex Bingle
Lise Banks
Set Build GR Team
Additional Joinery Work Jeff Balshaw
Liaison Jan Atkinson
House Manager Jan Atkinson
Gill Jones
David Melliar-Smith
Ronnie Dykstra
Lollipops from Swizzels Matlow Ltd
Birthday Cake from Martyn Jackson Celebration Cakes
(0161 491 1893)
The play was kindly sponsored by:
Jackson's Supper Bar, 24a Church Street, Wilmslow
Motrax Motor Accessories, 88 Chapel Lane, Wilmslow
Hair By Marion, 76b Chapel Lane, Wilmslow