A Strong Smell of Burning and Easy Stages

Draycott Memorial Hall, summer

Easy Stages

The stage is set, almost, for an amateur production of Hamlet. Geri and her backstage crew attempt to master the intricacies of stage management as mayhem surrounds an ill advised candlestick.

A Strong Smell of Burning

With hunderds of bloodthirsty Danish savages charging about outside, a humble Anglo Saxon family face an uncertain future. Can the stranger in the cowshed bring a change to their fortunes or will he be their downfall?


A Strong Smell of Burning

Director

Karen Salt

Cast

Oswald- Head of the household and village elder

Agnes- Oswald’s long suffering wife

The stranger in the cowshed

Cedric- Agnes and Oswald’s sensitive son

Hilda- Oswald and Agnus’s easy going daughter

Mildred- Agnes’s best friend and emptier of the village privy

The hermit- a hermit!

Steve Down

Allie White

Miles Whittle

Ash Jones

Sarah Stott

Barbara Wheal

Tim Cook


Easy Stages

Director

Allie White

Cast

Geri

Alice

Patsy

Martin

Gill

Kate

Sid

Tricia Lumley

Sylvie Barham

Lynda Whittle

Ash Jones

Jade MacKenzie

Bea Cook

Nick Hill


BackStage and Front of House

Producer and Stage Manager

Bernie O’Neill

Sound & Lighting

Roger and Jean Reeson

Props

Bernie O’Neill and Jo Bradshaw

Costumes

Amanda Batten and Alison Quill

Set Construction

The cast

Stage Crew

Bernie O’Neill and The cast

Prompt

Jane Sims and Jo Bradshaw

Marketing & Tickets

Gillian Salt

Publicity

Jean Reeson

Front of House

Gillian Salt and Wilf Lacey

Raffle

Gillian Salt, Helen Dance and Eileen Simpson

Bar Staff

Rita and Vic Skinner. Annette and Richard Wills