Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

130th Production

The Hospital Players

Augmented by The Kimberley School of Dancing


Santa in Space

By Paul Reakes

Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th December 1988

Hospital Players are delighted to be able to present this modern play. All the very best in pantomime tradition is skilfully blended with a brand new plot.

We are very pleased to share the stage with the Kimberley School of Dancing who will provide their own style of music and dance.

Together we are sure we will provide you and your family with an evening filled with audience participation, music and fun.


Vileun the Vile

Astra the Astrologer



Tommy Tucker

Dame Dangle

Roberta the Robot

Professor Atnas

Captain Dick Daring


Leader of the Varborites

Second Varborite

Third Varborite

Master of the Wilderland

Prince Paragon of Varbos

The Dancing Doll


Villagers and Varborites
















Children from

John Preston

Lesley Wiseman

Judie Bateson

Paul Dennis

Melanie Taylor

Ann Brown

Jacky Bacon

David Elford

Caroline Norden

Deanne Turner

Cherie Rooney

Helen Spriggs

Debbie Rhodes

Bruno Smith

Bob Guest

Nicola Rees

Lorraine Cotterall

Dawn Birch

Michelle Bainbridge

Sally Miles

Sharon Clarke

Amanda Sewell

Julie Gravill

Kerry Stroud

Victoria Straw

Karen Mills

Abigail Wiles

Paula Landick

Sally Landick

Clare Moloney

Stephany Whitfield

Chantal Thackeray

Laetitia Thackeray

Kathryn Burgon

Melanie Francis

Ruth Mills

Angela-Joy Fletcher

Gail Moulson

Rebecca Owen

Emma Roebuck

Jodie Roebuck

Beth Walker

Joanne Walker

Emma Bainbridge

Claire Browne

Nicole Clarke

Claire Cole

Lindsey Cockerill

Chantelle Dickinson

Miranda Howe

Kassandra Quickenden

Sarah Rowbottom

Claire White

The Musicians



Sarah Pett-Noble

Doug Kirk

Production Team


Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Managers








Set Design

Set Construction



Set Painting







Front of House Managers

Bill Bateson

Alan Batley

Bob Guest

Eileen McShane

Les Tong

Andy Weller

Bill Hattersley

Betty Bateson

Lesley Wiseman

Society members

Bill Bateson

Alan Batley

Brian Lewis

John Clark

Karen Preston

Caroline Norden

Jackie Watmough

Society members and their children

Helen Spriggs

Kim Cooper

David Elford

Doreen Sutton

Jan Gregory

For the Civic Theatre

Theatre Licensee

Theatre Manager

Stage Managers

Ian Reekie

Bryan Stubbs

Tony Holmes

Paul Hickson