Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

 57th Production


Journey's End


By R. C. Sherriff

3rd-6th March 1965


Captain Hardy

 Lieutenant Osborne

 Private Mason

 Lance Corporal Broughton

 2nd Lieutenant Raleigh

 Captain Stanhope

 2nd Lieutenant Trotter

 2nd Lieutenant Hibbert

 The Company Sergeant Major

 The Colonel

A German Soldier

Eric Dove

Mike Bradley

Ivan Clayton

Frank Palmer

Ray Dicks

David Mann

Jim Gray

Anthony Bridgewater

David Elford

Nigel Shaw

Frank Palmer

Production Team


Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Managers








Settings designed & painted by

Settings built by

Licensee for the Scunthorpe Corporation

Theatre Manager for the Scunthorpe Corporation

House Manager for The Hospital Players

Kay Gardner (Director of the Lincoln Theatre Company)

John Harrop

David Wilson

Loretta Thompson

Joan Brown

Phyllis Dadd

Peter Akehurst

Joan Brown

Joan McPhun

Barbara Swaby

Robert Bradshaw

Ivan Clayton

The Hospital Players

R. G. Roberts

D. Dalton

Pauline Clayton

“Get your hair cut,” commands First World War veteran Mr. W. J. Dowse to a discomfited Nigel Shaw at a rehearsal of The Hospital Players’ production of ‘Journey’s End,’ to be presented at the Civic Theatre next week.


Mr. Dowse had been called in to advise on Army practice and procedure. Looking on with some complacence, having anticipated the order, are Tony Bridgewater (second right) and David Mann, while David Elford (second left) and Frank Palmer, realising that their turn has yet to come, show their disapproval in no uncertain manner!


The Star, 26th February 1965

Programme Notes

Fifty years after the ‘Great War,’ ‘Journey’s End’ seems to be the only English play of lasting merit which has emerged from that conflict. We hope you enjoy our production.


We are pleased to welcome two ex-members of the Players out of retirement, they help to make this production possible, Ivan Clayton as Private Mason and Eric Dove as Captain Hardy.


Ray Dicks, who plays the part of young Lieutenant Raleigh, is the Public Liaison Officer for the Lincoln Theatre Company and in addition to playing Raleigh has helped Miss Gardner in the production of ‘Journey’s End.’


Our final production of the season will be ‘Sergeant Musgrave’s Dance,’ May 5th to 8th. We hope that if you enjoy ‘Journey’s End’ you will support our final production.