Production 118 Toad of Toad Hall

Toad of Toad HallBy A.A. Milne

 

Performed on Thu 12th to Sat 14th December 1985 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

The Cast

The Cast

 

Nurse Stephanie Walmsley
Marigold Dawn Gibbons
Mole Susan Watson
Rat Anne Willis
Badger Alex Thomson
Toad Paul Bishop
Alfred Mark Laker
Chief Weasel Linda Gray
2nd Weasel Vanessa Sewell
Chief Stoat Bob Gray
Other Stoats Justine Sewell, Mike Bennett & Helen Rawcliffe
Chief Ferret Andrew Spencer
Other Ferrets Jane Parkins, Malanie Friend & Jane Knight
1st Field Mouse Jane Parkins
2nd Field Mouse Melanie Friend
Other Field Mice Lavina Perkins, Justine Sewell & Vanessa Sewell
Usher Gill Watson
Jury Joanne Devine (Turkey), Sally Newman (Duck), Kyle Lepper, Gary Libby, Christopher Clayson & Dawn Gibbons (Squirrels) & Christine Osborne, David Hagger, Hayley Jones, Nathan Sewell, Joshua Sewell & Ruth Smith (Rabbits)
Policeman Sid Jones
Gaoler Mike Bennett
Judge Christopher Sewell
Phoebe Lavina Perkins
Washerwoman Stephanie Walmsley
1st Baby Rabbit (Harold) Gary Libby
2nd Baby Rabbit (Lucy) Ruth Smith
Mama Rabbit Heather Dedman
Barge Horse Mike Laker & Andrew Spencer
Bargewoman Dot Smith

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Previews/Reviews

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Toad of Toad Hall

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Players Happy Blend

The Guild Players have the happy knack of providing excellent Christmas entertainment – and they have done just that with their production of Toad of Toad Hall, the A.A. Milne classic. The production was notable for the happy blend of young and old in the large cast. There was a lovely mole from Sue Watson and Alex Thomson created an excellent Badger. Praise goes to Roger Brown, who took over the part of Toad at a moments notice. Despite being script in hand he brought lovable Toad to life. Anne Willis was Rat and looked charming in a Victorian‑style white sailor suit. Christopher Sewell made an imposing judge, just as Milne saw the character and very much in tradition. Others in the enthusiastic cast were; Stephanie Walmsley, Dawn Gibbons, Mark Laker, Linda Gray, Vanessa Sewell, Bob Gray, Justine Sewell, Mike Bennett, Helen Rawcliffe, Andrew Spencer, Jane Parkins, Melanie Friend, Lavina Perkins, Gill Watson, Joanne Devine, Sally Newman, Kyle Libby, Christopher Clayson, Dawn Gibbons, Christine Osborne, David Hagger, Hayley Jones, Joshua Sewell, Nathan Sewell, Ruth Smith, Sid Jones, Heather Dedman and Dot Smith. Kath Thomson directed and revealed her understanding of entertaining the young and, at the same time, pleasing the grown‑ups.

Production Team

Production Team

Producer & Director Kath Thomson
Music Marion Thacker
Lighting Nick Tigwell
Sound Paul Taylor
Stage Managers Sid Jones & Pam Jones
Set Design Sid Jones, Pam Jones, Bob Gray, Clem Lee, Jessica Robinson & Philip Gray
Costumes Tony Topping, Joyce Topping, Mary Harrison, Penny Friend & Kath Thomson
Make-Up Tracie Topping
Prompt Glenys Cresswell
Front of House Alan Cresswell
Bar Peter Woods & Helpers
Refreshments Mildred Woods & Helpers

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