Production 120 A Ghost on Tiptoe

A Ghost on TiptoeBy Robert Morley & Rosemary Anne Sisson

Performed on Tue 17th to Thu 19th July 1986 at The Kilshawe Theatre
In aid of The Martha Trust

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Barnstable Roger Brown
Henry Poole Dudley Cock
Mother Doris Cohen
Nora Barnstable Gill Watson
Selena Barnstable Sue Watson
Roger Barnstable Paul Taylor
Poppy Julia Hill
Stubbs Bob Gray

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

A Ghost on Tiptoe

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Ghost Should be Laid to Rest

When a well-known actor writes a play he writes it for himself. The major part overshadows the others.  This is especially so of A Ghost on Tiptoe which Robert Morley wrote in association with Rosemary Ann Sisson. It is a trite enough story: a pompous businessman is told he is dying and is given about a year to live.  This theme is treated in comic style and, inevitably, the chap isn’t dying at all.  With Morley’s magic the play ran for a year in the West End in the mid-1070s.  Following that the play itself should have been buried.  In the Guild Players production – at the Kilshawe Theatre  last week in aid of the Martha Trust – Roger Brown had the Morley role.  Capable actor that he is he tried none of Morley’s mannerisms but the part divorced from Morley is nothing and, here and there, Roger floundered badly.  Gill Watson played the wife and Sue Watson the daughter-in-law. Both managed to create reasonable cameos as did Doris Cohen as the man’s mother.  There was a good performance from Dudley Cook as the man’s best friend. He is an excellent character man.  Likeable too, was Paul Taylor as the son.  In the best written of the supporting roles, good looking Paul gave a worthwhile interpretation. He is a strong stage personality. The cast was completed by Julia Hill and Bob Gray.  Alex Thomson directed but appeared to lack his usual sparkle.

Tony Arnold
Published in The East Kent Mercury 24th July 1986

Production Team

Production Team

Director Alex Thomson
Producer Kath Thomson
Stage Manager Christopher Sewell
Assistants Set Design & Construction, Bob Gray, Philip Thomas, Jessica Robinson & Sid Jones
Lighting Nick Tigwell
Prompt Glenys Cresswell
Front of House Alan Cresswell
Bar Bob Marshall & helpers
Refreshments Mary Harrison & helpers
Box Office Brenda Smith & helpers

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