THE HOSPITAL PLAYERS 

Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

100th Production


Canterbury Tales


By Martin Starkie and Nevill Coghill

Based on a translation from Chaucer by Nevill Coghill


Tuesday 1st - Saturday 5th May 1979

Cast

The Host

The Knight

The Priest

The Friar

The Merchant

The Steward

The Miller

The Squire

The Wife of Bath

The Prioress

The Nun

The Girls

 

 

The Pages

 

Geoffrey Chaucer

John Haslehurst

Keith Saville

David Brooks

Chris Hagg

John Preston

Alan Tasker

Chris Freer

Paul Dennis

Joan Brown

Cathie Wilson

Jill Burns

Angie Haslehurst

Cherie Cox

Jacquie Fisher

John Hill

Barrie Graham

David Elford

The Miller's Tale

Nicholas

Alison

Absalon

Gervase

Carpenter

Robin

Chris Hagg

Jacquie Fisher

John Preston

Chris Freer

Alan Tasker

Barrie Graham

The Steward's Tale

Miller

His Wife

Molly

Alan

John

Chris Freer

Joan Brown

Angie Haslehurst

John Preston

Chris Hagg

The Merchant's Tale

January

Damian

May

Pluto

Prosperina

Justinus

Placebo

Duenna

Keith Saville

Paul Dennis

Cherie Cox

John Haslehurst

Jacquie Fisher

John Haslehurst

David Elford

Cathie Wilson

The Wife of Bath's Tale

King

Queen

Young Knight

Old Woman

Keith Saville

Angie Haslehurst

John Preston

Joan Brown

The Musicians

Trumpet

Trombone

Guitar

Organ

Piano

Percussion

Musical Director

Neil Barber

David Dent

Alan Harsley

Palestrina

Brenda Goodacre

Shelly Begge

Geoffrey Fletcher

Production Team

Director

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Managers

 

 

 

 

 

Lighting

Properties

 

Movement

Music Rehearsal

Costumes

 

Settings

Construction

 

 

Press Publicity

Production Secretary

Phil Partridge

Bill Bateson

Jan Gregory

Nina Dewa

Cathy Burrell

Doreen Sutton

Joan Crowther

Margaret Searby

Mike Westland

Adele Tasker

Sheila Scott

Elaine Lee

Brenda Goodacre

Chris Spindley

Margaret Young

David Elford

Les Tong

Geoff Scott

John Haslehurst

Margaret Tong

Jan Wilson

Front of House

House Manager

Box Office

Marian Westland

Phyllis Dadd

For the Civic Theatre

Licensee

Manager

Stage Managers

Myles Lucas

Mavis Ellin

Brian Lewis

Tony Holmes

Tributes marking The Hospital Players' 100th Production and the Civic Theatre's 21st Anniversary

What a fascinating choice for your 100th effort and the theatre's 21st Birthday. Congratulations and very best wishes for a resounding success.

Miss Kay Gardner,

former Manager of the Civic Theatre, director of East Lynne and Journey's End

During the many years when I acted as Drama Adviser for what was once known as Lindsey, I was privileged to help The Hospital Players with many of their shows and I shall always remember those times as particularly happy occasions.


Now that I have passed my seventieth birthday I feel even more privileged at being able to celebrate with this splendid group the achievement of their 100th production.


My wife joins me in warmest congratulations on their long record of service to the town and its delightful theatre and in wishing them every success with this and many, many more productions still to come.

Mr. Geoffrey Mostyn Lewis

Congratulations and all good wishes to The Hospital Players on the occasion of their 100th production and Happy Anniversary to the Civic Theatre.

Mr. Alan Ayckbourn

I wish The Hospital Players a happy celebration and many more years of successful productions. Here's to the 100th full length production!

Mr. John (sometimes 'Frank') Hancock,

played Lord Brocklehurst in The Hospital Players' first production, The Admirable Crichton

It is rather difficult to find words to express my pleasure in being able to take part in the celebrations of your 100th production and 21st birthday of the Civic Theatre.


25 years ago the Libraries and Museum Committee were keen that we should have a theatre. Enquiries were made about various buildings in the town and then it was decided we should build a theatre of our own, which was one of the first Civic Theatres to be built after the war.


I have been able to keep in contact with the theatre as Chairman of the Libraries, Museum and Arts Committee, President of The Hospital Players and President of the Gilbert and Sullivan Society.


For the success of the Theatre we have to thank local drama groups who have staged so many successful productions; the staff and voluntary staff who have worked so hard for the twenty-one years the Theatre has been open and also the members of the public for their regular support.


All that remains for me to do is to wish The Hospital Players and the Civic Theatre many happy returns of the day.

Mr. Edwin Austin,

then President of The Hospital Players