Production 35 Yes and No

Yes and NoBy Kenneth Horne

Performed on Thu 14th to Sat 16th October 1965 at The Little Theatre
In aid of St. George's Church

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Mrs. Webb (the daily woman) Clare Bradshaw
The Rev. Richard Jarrow (Rector of Upper Werton) Julian Grenville
Emma Jarrow (the Rector’s wife) Dorrie Sherwin
Sally Jarrow (their daughter) Brenda Smith
Joanna Jarrow (their daughter) Carolyn Pack
The Rev. Mr. Bagshott (the curate) John Evans
Adrian Marsh Norman Smith

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Yes and No

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This Was Yes and No

After their recent success with Mrs Puffin, The Guild Players turned up again last week this time at St. George’s Hall, with another comedy. Yes and No was the title and that really sums it up. The play, as a whole, was not particularly funny, but there were some comical incidents. Credit to the actors, the, that they availed themselves of these moments, because the whole thing could have gone west. The disappointing thing about it all was that one expected something a little more subtle from the pen of the play’s author Kenneth Horne. The scene was set in a country rectory at Upper Werton, Somerset, and we had the rector, his wife, the usual two daughters, a tongue-tied curate, a young man friend of the family to make up the balance and a cockney char (which did seem a little strange in the depths of rural Somerset). The core of the story was a proposal of marriage from the young friend of the family to Jo, the younger daughter, and the first act showed what might have happened if she had said No. The second act was based on the answer Yes, and these were tied neatly together by a third act to show what actually happened. The odd thing was that all three acts seemed to end the same way. That was really the no part of the play. The yes part was the performance of each of the actors. Julian Grenville as Richard Jarrow, the Rector, was at times too boisterous for a forgetful man. But he spoke clearly and precisely and helped to create the right atmosphere in each act. Emma Jarrow, played by Dorrie Sherwin, was a delightful study of muddle-headedness and well-meaning, which always manages to complicate the most simple matters – not that there was anything simple in this plot. Brenda Smith gave a quietly competent performance as elder daughter Sally and it looks as though she will become one of the steady supports of the company. Her nervous fiancé, the Rev. Mr. Bagshott, curate of Upper Werton, was well portrayed by John Evans and he produced a splendid stutter. Norman Smith, as Adrian Marsh, and Clare Bradshaw as Mrs. Webb, gave good support to the leading characters. Carolyn Pack took the lead as Joanna Jarrow, after only one previous appearance on stage and has proved that she will be an asset to any amateur dramatic company. For one so young she has a very good understanding of what her character demands and fulfils those qualities. The next play to be presented by the Guild Players will be Waiting in the Wings by Noël Coward, at the Little Theatre next February.

G.W.

Production Team

Production Team

Director Tony Kilshawe
Stage Director Philip Bowthorpe
Properties Mollie Boyce & Sylvia Ling
Prompt Barbara Latham
Make-Up Joyce Jewson
Lighting Robin Varney
Décor Tony Kilshawe, Reuben Atkinson, W. Inskip & Andrew Lawson
Box Office Elsie Lawson
Front of House Bert Bradshaw
Buffet Vera Eckersley
Business & Publicity Manager Conrad Sherwin

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