Adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
27th April - 4th May 2002
Director: Mike Woodhead
Coketown (a barely disguised Victorian Manchester), with its wealthy industrialists,
its factories and poor quarters, is home to Mr Gradgrind and Mr. Bounderby.
These two men attempt to direct the lives of those they come across, including their
employees and a circus family. The book, one of Dickensí most amusing, is peopled by a
host of wonderful characters - with 17 of the characters played by just 4 actors.
|Proprietor of the model school, later MP
|A self-made man
|Proprietor of Sleary's Horse Riding
|A Pupil, later a light porter
|A Young man of means
|A Trade Union delegate
|An old woman from the country
|A Stroller's daughter
|Keeper of Bounderby's house
|Lighting Design and Lighting
|Set Design and Construction
|Members of the Green Room
|Sissy Jupe's Wig designed by "Hair By Marion"
|This play was kindly sponsored by Jacky Freeman
Original Painting and Quality Prints, Wilmslow, Cheshire