Scunthorpe's Oldest Amateur Dramatics Group - Established 1943

 44th Production


While the Sun Shines


By Terence Rattigan

20th - 23rd September 1961



The Earl of Harpenden

Lieutenant Mulvaney

Lady Elizabeth Randall

The Duke of Ayr and Stirling

Lieutenant Colbert

Mabel Crum

Fred Swainson

Michael Bradley

David Mann

Pauline Clayton

Fred Butler

Eric Dove

Lorraine Hill

Production Team


Set designed and built by

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Managers




Furniture kindly loaned by

House Manager (for The Hospital Players)

Licensee and Manager (for Scunthorpe Corporation)

Eric Dove

Ivan Clayton

Chris Bagnall

Barbara Strickland

Max Hamilton

Susan Dann

Joe Carling

A. B. Sergeant

Joan Brown

J. H. E. Biggs

Programme Notes

At the beginning of a new season we should like to welcome old and, we hope, new friends to the Theatre. We hope that the plays which we shall be presenting this season will entertain you, for that is our first consideration, to entertain you, the general public.


Last season we presented four very different plays, “The Grass is Greener,” “Hot Summer Night,” “The Chiltern Hundreds,” and “Look Back in Anger,” and we hope to keep up this variety in the coming season.


Our first choice of “While the Sun Shines” had a very successful run when it was first produced in 1943 and we think that it is a very amusing play which we hope you will enjoy.


Our next production in November has not yet been chosen but we are very happy to have as the producer The County Drama Organiser, Mr. Geoffrey Mostyn-Lewis. So whatever play is chosen you can look forward to a very amusing production.


In December we are joining with our friends in the Little Theatre Club to present “East Lynne.” This will be produced by Miss Kay Gardner who is manager of the Lincoln Theatre Company.


We hope that we shall have the pleasure of seeing you all at these future presentations.