THE HOSPITAL PLAYERS 

Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

165th Production


Kindly Keep it Covered


By Dave Freeman


Tuesday 4th - Saturday 8th April 2000

Roland Dickerby, formerly of the Kindly Mutual Insurance Co., runs a health farm with his wife Julia, bought with the proceeds of a hefty insurance payout on the demise of Julia's first husband, the charming rogue, Sidney. Life isn't easy for Roland; a healthy lifestyle is not exactly his cup of carrot juice, his formidable mother-in-law, Olivia, keeps a very beady eye on him, and he is constantly harassed by portly guests manically in search of carbohydrates of the sweet variety. But today, fate has something extra special in store for Roland; Sidney has decided to resurrect himself and turns up at the farm, just as Vanessa, the wife of Roland's ex-boss from the Kindly Mutual, checks in for a health-giving visit. A fast, furious and frantic farce, which originally starred Terry Scott, from the author of A Bedfull of Foreigners and co-author of Key for Two.

Cast

Roland Dickerby

Julia Dickerby

Olivia

Sidney

Vanessa

Hooper

W. P. Sgt. Campbell

Paul Dennis

Jan Gregory

Karen Preston

John Preston

Melanie Mason

Chris Freer

Paula Fawcett

Production Team

Director

with the assistance of

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction


Set Painting



Properties


Lighting and Sound


Press and Publicity

Poster Design

Programme

Front of House Manager

Andy Pontin

Charlotte Henderson

Caroline Norden

Lynn Burkinshaw

Karen Preston

Brian Lewis

Les Tong

Judie Bateson

Zoe Tuxworth

and Members of the Society

Jenny Clark

Eleanor Pontin

Maria Jarvis

Ann Brown

Margaret Tong

Graham Wells

David Elford

Les Tong