THE HOSPITAL PLAYERS 

Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

129th Production


Benefactors


By Michael Frayn


Tuesday 25th - Saturday 29th October 1988

When this highly acclaimed play was first presented at London's Vaudeville Theatre, it won awards as The Standard and Plays and Players Best Play of 1984, and the Laurence Olivier award as Best New Play of 1984. The original cast consisted of Oliver Cotton, Patricia Hodge, Brenda Blethyn and Tim Piggot-Smith.


It concerns the contrast between those who help and those who are helped, those who create and those who destroy. 'Benefactors' looks back over the past fifteen years into the lives of two married couples, and traces with amazing clarity and humour how their ideals and relationships change.


Hospital Players are very pleased to be able to present such a worthwhile play and, having received help and advice from no lesser person than the author himself, are confident that a visit to see 'Benefactors' will prove to be a rewarding and entertaining night out.

Cast

David

Jane

Colin

Sheila

Paul Dennis

Karen Preston

Alan Batley

Jacky Bacon

Production Team

Director

Production Assistants

 

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Managers

 

Properties

Set Design and Construction

Lighting and Sound

Front of House Manager

Press and Publicity

Programme

John Preston

Caroline Norden

Melanie Taylor

Rob Guest

Helen Spriggs

Debbie Rhodes

Doreen Lynch

Bill Bateson

Philippa Pickup

Doreen Sutton

Judie Bateson

David Elford

For the Civic Theatre

Licensee

Manager

Stage Managers

Ian Reekie

Bryan Stubbs

Tony Holmes

Paul Hickson

Left to right:

Paul Dennis, Jacky Bacon, Karen Preston, Alan Batley

Left to right:

Alan Batley, Karen Preston, Paul Dennis, Jacky Bacon