Production 18 Sailor Beware!

Sailor Beware!By Falkland L. Cary

Performed on Thu 11th to Sat 13th August 1960 at The Astor Theatre
Part of the 2nd Summer Drama Festival

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Edie Hornett Dorrie Sherwin
Emma Hornett Doris Cohen
Mrs. Lack Clare Bradshaw
Henry Hornett Conrad Sherwin
Albert Tufnell A.B Norman Smith
Carnoustie Bligh A.B Henry Riley
Daphne Pink Susan Boreham
Shirley Hornett Brenda Harvey
The Reverend Oliver Purefoy Ronald Latham

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Sailor Beware!

Oh, Emma, how you went on – but they all enjoyed it!

Biggest hit of Deal’s drama festival so far was Sailor Beware!, by St. George’s Church Drama Guild, which played to full houses at the Astor Theatre last week. Central charactered in the sparkling comedy was the domineering Mrs. Emma Hornett, played with zest by Doris Cohen, who had the audience in stitches from beginning to end. Her weeping sister-in-law whose teacup-fortune telling foresaw bleeding broken hearts was well played by Dorrie Sherwin. Conrad Sherwin was excellent as the henpecked husband ‘Enery Hornett whose life revolves round his ferrets, and Clare Bradshaw acted carefully as Mrs. Lack the teabibbing busybody neighbour. The two sailors, Norman Smith as Albert Tuufnell the bridegroom, and Henry Riley as Carnoustie Bligh, his best man, gave splendid performances, especially Mr. Riley who coped well with a Scots accent but not so well with the advances of the bridesmaid. Brenda Harvey wept with conviction as a jilted bride, but could have given her lines more life. She was ably backed by her bridesmaid Susan Boreham. Ronald Latham was equally good as the Rev. Mr. Purefoy. The play was directed by Conrad Sherwin. Stage and properties manager was Molly Fitzgerald, the set was built by Jack Catt, lighting and effects were handled by Bernard Kimpton & Ray Cole. Joyce Jewson managed the make-up and prompter was William Fitzgerald.

Production Team

Production Team

Director Conrad Sherwin
Stage Manager and Props Molly Fitzgerald
Set Construction Jack Catt
Lighting and Effects Bernard Kimpton
Make-up Joyce Jewson
Prompt William Fitzgerald