What Dreams May Come
By Nora Ratcliff
26th to 28th September 1957
Gordon Franchet (a writer)
Sylvia Franchet (his sister)
Matty Brown (his secretary)
Terence Traherne (a poet)
Prunella Banks (a university student)
Muriel Alfreton (a friend of Sylvia's)
Jennifer Barclay (another friend)
Miss Euphemia Sidebotham (Gordon's aunt)
Dr. MacGowan (a psychiatrist)
Donald K. Beaumont
Mary C. Clarkson
Mavis E. Ellin
Assistant Stage Manager
Phyllis G. Dadd
Once more we extend a very sincere welcome to all our patrons – both old and new – to another season and once more we trust that the plays presented will be enjoyed by you all.
It is our intention to ensure that a balanced programme is presented throughout the season in order that all tastes may be catered for. The play this evening is a farce and although the plot is highly improbable we hope that this will not detract from the audience having a thoroughly enjoyable time. By way of contrast the next production will be Tennessee Williams’ ‘The Glass Menagerie.’ This is a slight departure from the orthodox plays usually presented by the Society and we feel that it will prove very interesting to both actors and audience.
The plays for the second half of the season have not yet been selected, but our patrons can be sure that when they are, their wishes will be the first consideration.
At the time of writing these notes work on the Civic Theatre is progressing and arrangements for the town production of ‘Peer Gynt’ are well in hand. Everything points to this production being unique in Scunthorpe and we hope that as many of our patrons as possible will be able to see the performance – however, more details will be given as they become known.
We wish you all an enjoyable evening and look forward to seeing you again at our next production.
Phyllis G. Dadd, the Producer of “What Dreams May Come,” has been with the Society for thirteen years, becoming Assistant Secretary in 1951, and for the last three years has served as an overworked, often harassed, but extremely efficient Secretary. During those thirteen years Phyllis has played many varied parts, her favourites being Catherine in “The Winslow Boy” and Miss Twitterton in “Busman’s Honeymoon.” She has filled almost every backstage position, and was “persuaded” to take up producing some two years ago, the present play being her third production. In private life Phyllis is Postal Supervisor at a local steelworks.