THE HOSPITAL PLAYERS 

Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

75th Production


Pinocchio


By Brian Way

Adapted from the original story by Carlo Collodi


8th - 12th December 1970

A few years ago The Hospital Players staged ‘Toad of Toad Hall.’ It proved to be one of the most enjoyable, and enjoyed, productions in the Society’s history.

This year Pauline Clayton, the producer of ‘Toad,’ is directing another classic children’s play – Pinocchio.

The story begins with Pinocchio’s creation by the old puppet maker, Gepetto; but once over the first unconsciously funny attempts to, literally, find his feet, he is off on a trail of mischief and adventure.

Mr. Fire Eater and his puppet show, a fat policeman, the plausible villains Fox and Cat, a matter-of-fact Good Fairy, a sinister coachman, a helpful clown, a sea monster, the Circus Master and his troupe: colourful characters and situations race by as Pinocchio pursues his merry pranks.

The adventures of Carlo Collodi’s famous puppet have been retold in many ways. This lively version by Brian Way is full of movement and colour, and will both absorb and involve even the youngest of children.

Cast

Gepetto, a puppet maker

Pinocchio

Fairy

Ray Prigmore

John Veall

Susan Hunt

The Puppet Show

Fire Eater

Harlequin

Columbine

Pantaloon

Manipulators

 

 

Clown

Antonio, a woodman

Policeman

Candlewick

Fox

Cat

Coachman

David Elford

Carol Peasgood

Beryl Rooney

Sara Ashworth

Evelyn Raby

Margaret Hague

Geoff Stebbing

David Wilson

Brian Lewis

Hedley Brown

Keith Hardy

David Roberts

Christine Spindley

Brian Lewis

Circus People

Circus Master

Snake Charmer

Strongman

Clown

Acrobat

Detectives

 

Bloodhounds

 

Judge

Michael Bradley

Ivan Clayton

Hedley Brown

David Wilson

David Roberts

Brian Lewis

Geoff Stebbing

David Veall

Robin Prigmore

Ivan Clayton

Production Team

Director

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Managers

 

Sound

 

Lighting Operator

Costumes

 

Properties

 

Set Designed and Painted by

Set Construction

 

House Managers

 

Box Office

Theatre Manager

Assistant Theatre Manager

Pauline Clayton

David Brown

Lesley Bardsley

Allen Gittens

David Elford

David Roberts

Joan Brown

Pauline Clayton

Ladies of the Society

Carol Drew

Susan Dawson

Ivan Clayton

Ivan Clayton

Members of the Society

Fay Hopper

Janice Sparks

Phyllis Dadd

Glyn Roberts

Mavis Ellin