Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

142nd Production

Happy Birthday

By Marc Camoletti

Adapted by Beverley Cross

Tuesday 22nd - Saturday 26th September 1992

Happy Birthday, not only an appropriate title to start The Hospital Players' 50th season, but also an appropriate play for you the audience to enjoy a good evening's entertainment. A comedy set in a country cottage, and based on the foundation of a husband conspiring to celebrate his mistress's birthday at the cottage, while his wife is also there. To lull her suspicions he has also invited his best friend to play his mistress's lover, unaware that his best friend is his wife's lover. When the friend mistakes the temporary maid for the mistress, complications, plots, counterplots and bedrooms are changed with ever increasing confusion, reaching an unexpected ending leaving everyone happy.





Brigit 1

Brigit 2

Angie Johnson

Bruno Smith

Paul Dennis

Melanie Taylor

Jan Gregory

Production Team


Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Managers


Lighting and Sound



Set Design

Set Construction and D├ęcor




Press and Publicity


Front of House Manager

Les Tong

David Elford

Karen Preston

Ann Brown

Bill Bateson

Chris Freer

Katie Bright

Les Tong

Brian Lewis

David Elford

Jan Gregory

Daniel Tong

Bruno Smith

David Elford

Jill Burns

Left to right:

(Standing) Paul Dennis, Angie Johnson

(Seated) Melanie Taylor, Bruno Smith, Jan Gregory