Production 139 Doctor in the House

Doctor in the HouseBy Ted Willis

Performed on Thu 8th to Sat 10th July 1993 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

 

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Stage Manager Prue Jamieson
Simon Sparrow Peter Sewell
Tony Grimsdyke Dick Turner
John Evans Nathan Sewell
Vera Justine Sewell
Sir Lancelot Spratt Christopher Sewell
Bromley Charles Bailey
Riggie Stephanie Young
Matron Dot Smith
Janet Jo Cornell

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Doctor in the House

Doctor in the House

Laughter Tonic

How fortunate we are in Deal to have the talented Guild Players providing us over the years with such a wonderful variety of excellent entertainment, their latest presentation being Ted Willis’s Doctor in the House. From being charmed at the beginning by the laid back sophistication of Tony Grimsdyke (Dick Turner), we were taken skilfully through the play by 10 well cast actors. Every one was a cameo piece and yet miraculously they retained pace, timing and tempo, each a part of a free‑flowing, harmonious whole. The Christmas play rehearsal was hilarious throughout, the humour gradually increased, easily without artificiality, enabling the audience to respond so naturally, that the point was reached when the cast and audience merged, romping along with waves of laughter sweeping over us, united as one in the magic of the theatre. It was such a rare and wonderful occurrence that I found it hard to realise that lines had to be memorised, timing learned, and movements synchronised. Indeed, the humour was delivered in such a natural form; at times I thought the cast were professional improvisers! Congratulations and thanks to The Guild Players and their backstage team. Especially we thank Producer Perrin Shanks and Director Phyllis Gray.

Dee Murch

Production Team

Production Team

Director Phyllis Gray
Producer Perrin Shanks
Stage Manager and Props Prue Jamieson
Stage Assistants Christine Eyden & Larry Smith
Set Builders/Décor Christopher Sewell, Justine Sewell, Nathan Sewell, Peter Sewell, Perin Shanks, Peter Yeatman & Clive Revel
Costumes and Props Costumes and Props
Lighting Nick Tigwell
Prompt Shirley Magner
Front of House Julian Gilmore, Barry May, Brenda Smith & Pam Rawcliffe
Bar Ken Watson & Giff Goldfinch
Buffet Sue Watson
Guild Players Stall Janet Turner
Town Displays & Publicty Stephanie Young
Box Office Gwendolyne Shane

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