THE HOSPITAL PLAYERS 

Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

119th Production


Scunthorpe and District Drama Federation

in a production hosted by The Hospital Players

presents


Tiddy Mun


By Jack Gale


28th May - 1st June 1985

Two years ago the drama groups of Scunthorpe joined forces to celebrate the Civic Theatre's Silver Jubilee with a memorable production of 'Lark Rise.'

Now, the same combination, professionally directed by Alec Mortimer and with music by The Ragged Heroes folk band, bring you 'Tiddy Mun,' an exciting new play by Jack Gale.

The popular series 'By The Sword Divided' has recently recalled the turbulent history of Cromwellian times. 'Tiddy Mun' (literally, the Spirit of the Fens) is set in the same period and centres on the draining of The Fens of South Lincolnshire and Norfolk. In a fast moving story the humour and pathos of conflicts that arise between the fiercely independent 'Fen Tigers' and the imported 'Drainers' is vividly portrayed.

Cast

Narrator

 

The Maynard Family:

John Maynard

Mary Maynard

Alice

Young John

 

Cromwell

Earl of Bedford

John Lilburne

Daniel Noddell

John Thurloe

Gen. Lambert

Gen. Monk

Ironside Captain

Ironside Guard

Sgt. Michael Kemp

Cpt. James McNeil

M. D'Espaigne

Johnny O'Hara

Bes

Mother Ratton

 

The Fenman:

Reed Cutters

   

Peat Diggers

 

Huntsmen

 

Fishermen

 

The Fenwomen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Prisoners

 

 

 

 

 

Troopers

 

 

 

Tyler, Cromwell's Steward

Bedford's Steward

The Dutchman

A Woman Pursued

The Piper

Joan Brown

 


Geoff Wharton

Judie Bateson

Julia Smith

Jane May


Peter Griffiths

Simon Walton

Chris Hagg

Alan Dawson-Hollis

Roger Balmforth

David Elford

Alan Dawson-Hollis

Ian Dandy

Chris Justice

Paul Dennis

Mark Jessop

Chris Moate

Mark McCubbin

Doreen Sutton

Peggy Bowe

 


Chris Freer

Philip Wilkinson

Mark Jessop

Alan Tasker

Brian Lewis

Keith Saville

David Elford

James Allen

Duane Tow

Karen Preston

Peggy Bowe

Viv Hall

Pam Llewellyn

Diane Bolton

Doreen Sutton

James Allen

Chris Freer

Mark Jessop

Philip Wilkinson

Alan Tasker

Mark McCubbin

Keith Saville

Roger Balmforth

David Elford

Brian Lewis

Chris Moate

Philip Wilkinson

Brian Lewis

Karen Preston

Keith Raynes

The Musicians

Ragged Heroes:

Vocals and Guitar

Guitar

Fiddle

Melodeon and Whistles

Bass

Drums


Paul Gough

John Skrypniuk

Jerry Sharpley

John Hart

Ian Lease

Johnny Tasker

Production Team

Director

Production Secretary

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Properties

 

 

Costumes

 

 

 

 

 

Sound

Lighting

 

 

Set Design

Set Construction and Painting

 

 

 

 

Production Photography

Advance Booking

Press Publicity and Displays

 

Banner Maker

Programme

Front of House Manager

Box Office

Alec Mortimer

Jill Burns

John Moody

Jan Hagg

Jenny Moody

Doreen Lynch

Debbie Buttrick

Viv Hall

Lesley Wiseman

Ruth Brown

Karen Preston

Jan Hagg

Betty Bateson

Angie Johnson

Andy Bulleyment

Stuart Johnson

Mark McCubbin

Hugh Humphrey

David Elford

Brian Lewis

Chris Hagg

Hugh Humphrey

Members of The Hospital Players

Reg Henry

Les Tong

John Preston

Julia Smith

Chris Spindley

David Elford

Marian Westland

Janet Halsall

Josie Halsall

For the Civic Theatre

Licensee

Manager

Secretary

Stage Managers

Ian Reekie

Mavis Ellin

Joan Brighton

Tony Holmes

Paul Hickson