Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

42nd Production


The Chiltern Hundreds


By William Douglas Home


22nd to 25th February 1961


The Earl of Lister (Lord Lieutenant)

The Countess of Lister (his wife)

June Farrell (of the American Embassy)



Lord Pym (Lord Lister's son)

Lady Caroline Smith (Lord Lister's sister)

Mr. Cleghorn

B.B.C. Announcer

Fred Butler

Joan Brown

Barbara Strickland

Lorraine Hill

Michael Bradley

Peterjon Dodd

Mavis Ellin

Fred Swainson

Eric Dove

Production Team


Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Managers




Set designed and erected by

House Manager (for Hospital Players)

Licensee and Manager (for Scunthorpe Corporation)

Ivan Clayton

Eric Dove

Doreen Ball

Peter Harrington

Joe Carling

Mrs. G. V. Dann

E. Dove

Phyllis Dadd

J. H. E. Biggs

Barbara Strickland
Lorraine Hill
Peterjon Dodd

Fred Swainson came to Scunthorpe in 1954 for Messrs. Nickerson Ltd. As a heating engineer, and is married with one daughter. The society is benefiting from Fred’s invaluable work in the many aspects of the amateur theatre. He joined the society in 1957 and in 1959 was elected chairman. Amongst his most notable successes was his portrayal of the blind Sir Robert Rawley in ‘The Paragon’ and his production of ‘Hot Summer Night’ last November.