Beryl Linforth

Beryl joined Wythall in 1972 in the first of our musicals Free as air playing Sue. Beryl then went on to play Maisie in The Boy Friend. At the age of twelve, Beryl played baby bear in ‘Goldilocks and the Three Bears’ in Bulwell, at Nottingham – professionally. She has also played a donkey with Val Archer – both taking it in turns to play the front and back!

During the 1970’s Beryl appeared with Alcester Operatic Society in ‘Finian’s Rainbow’ and also helped with choreography for the chorus. She also took a principle part in ‘Free as Air’.

Beryl has played numerous roles in such production as ‘Breath of Spring’ and ‘The Farndale Murder Mystery’. Her finest performance was as the troubled Tanya in ‘Bitter Sanctuary’.  She was part of the team that won Redditch Palace Theatre’s ‘One Act Play Festival’ with a production of ‘Edward’ Beryl (played the part of Sylvia).

Beryl’s name appears against many, many WTC productions because her dedication towards the company means that she is always involved somewhere… prompt, dresser, props and so on. She has also been our chairperson twice – the first time when the Company celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1983.

Her role in ‘Portrait of Murder’ in 1982 recieved this review:

“Beryl Linforth gave one of her best performances as the unfaithful husband’s lovesick current mistress.”

The company appreciate all the effort that Beryl gives us and we all know that a number of productions would have never have “got off the ground” if it wasn’t for Beryl.  She is a very much respected and valued member to WTC.

Trained as a dancer, she made her first stage debut when very young, as a doll of Belinda and promptly lost her stuffing! We hope that Beryl does not lose her stuffing during a WTC play!

Beryl gave a wonderful performance as the disguntled Doris in the 2006 production of ‘Cemetery Club’. Beryl’s recent performances for Wythall included the confused Dora Bunner in our fantastic production of ‘A Murder is Announced’ (November 2007).

Beryl was the Chairperson of the society (1989 to 1991) and provided support for all members through this role.  Beryl is now the current Chairperson of the company.

As Director


1992
84 Charing Cross Road
Assistant Director


1990
Abigail’s Party
Assistant Director


1984
Move Over Mrs Markham (1984)
Assistant Director


1983
Time To Kill
Assistant Director

As Director

1992 84 Charing Cross Road
Role : Assistant Director

1990 Abigail’s Party
Role : Assistant Director

1984 Move Over Mrs Markham (1984)
Role : Assistant Director

1983 Time To Kill
Role : Assistant Director

As Cast


2013
Dad’s Army
Townsfolk


2012
And Then There Were None
Emily Brent


2007
A Murder is Announced
Dora Bunner


2006
Cemetery Club
Doris


2002
Curious Savage (2002)
Mrs Paddy


2001
Blood Money
Voice


2001
Too Long an Autumn
Dora Coxhall


1999
A Chorus of Disapproval
Enid Washbrook


1994
Steel Magnolias
Clairee Belcher


1993
Animal Farm
Snowball/Benjamin


1993
Alfie
Woman Doctor


1990
House Guest
Dorothy Medway


1989
Habeus Corpus
Lady Rumpers

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1988
Local Affairs
Norma


1987
Farndale MacBeth
Thelma


1986
Sorry Wrong Number (1986)
Chief Operator


1985
Festival Choice
Mrs Hunter


1984
Bonadventure
Sister Josephine


1983
Curtain at 8 (1983)
Sister Pauline


1983
Curtain at 8 (1983)
Sister Pauline


1983
Untimely Ripp’d
Sister Pauline


1982
A Tomb with a View
Anne Franklin


1982
Chase Me Comrade
Alicia Courtney


1982
Portrait of Murder
Denise Murray


1981
Sorry Wrong Number (1981)
1st Operator


1981
Post Horn Gallop
Patricia


1981
Night Watch
Dr Tracey Lake


1980
Bedtime Stories
1st Operator


1980
Breath of Spring
Miss Elizabeth Hatifield (Hattie)


1979
The Militants
Eulalia Powle


1978
The Enquiry
Francis Treadgold


1978
Plaza Suite
Mimsey Hubley


1977
Edward and George
Young Sylvia


1975
The Hollow
Veronica Craye


1974
Will Any Gentleman?
Florence Stirling


1973
The Boyfriend
Maisie


1973
Night of January 16th
Secretary


1972
Book of The Month
Betty (Bim) Halliday

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1972
Anatol
Mimi


1972
Free As Air
Island Folk

As Cast

2013 Dad’s Army
Role : Townsfolk

2012 And Then There Were None
Role : Emily Brent

2007 A Murder is Announced
Role : Dora Bunner

2006 Cemetery Club
Role : Doris

2002 Curious Savage (2002)
Role : Mrs Paddy

2001 Blood Money
Role : Voice

2001 Too Long an Autumn
Role : Dora Coxhall

1999 A Chorus of Disapproval
Role : Enid Washbrook

1994 Steel Magnolias
Role : Clairee Belcher

1993 Animal Farm
Role : Snowball/Benjamin

1993 Alfie
Role : Woman Doctor

1991 Bitter Sanctuary
Role : Tanya

1990 House Guest
Role : Dorothy Medway

1990 Dennis and the Donkey
Role : Donkey

1989 Habeus Corpus
Role : Lady Rumpers

1989 An Olde Tyme Music Hall
Role : Performer

1989 Farndale Murder Mystery
Role : Felicity

1988 Local Affairs
Role : Norma

1988 Old Time Music Hall (1988)
Role : Performer

1987 Farndale MacBeth
Role : Thelma

1986 Sorry Wrong Number (1986)
Role : Chief Operator

1985 Festival Choice
Role : Mrs Hunter

1984 Bonadventure
Role : Sister Josephine

1983 Happiest Days of Your Life (1983)
Role : Joyce Harper

1983 Curtain at 8 (1983)
Role : Sister Pauline

1983 Curtain at 8 (1983)
Role : Sister Pauline

1983 Untimely Ripp’d
Role : Sister Pauline

1982 A Tomb with a View
Role : Anne Franklin

1982 Chase Me Comrade
Role : Alicia Courtney

1982 Portrait of Murder
Role : Denise Murray

1981 Basinful of Briny
Role : Daphne

1981 Sorry Wrong Number (1981)
Role : 1st Operator

1981 Post Horn Gallop
Role : Patricia

1981 Night Watch
Role : Dr Tracey Lake

1980 Bedtime Stories
Role : 1st Operator

1980 Breath of Spring
Role : Miss Elizabeth Hatifield (Hattie)

1979 The Militants
Role : Eulalia Powle

1979 The Murder of Maria Marten
Role : Maria Marten

1978 The Enquiry
Role : Francis Treadgold

1978 Plaza Suite
Role : Mimsey Hubley

1977 Edward and George
Role : Young Sylvia

1975 The Hollow
Role : Veronica Craye

1974 Will Any Gentleman?
Role : Florence Stirling

1973 The Boyfriend
Role : Maisie

1973 Night of January 16th
Role : Secretary

1972 Book of The Month
Role : Betty (Bim) Halliday

1972 Anatol
Role : Mimi

1972 Free As Air
Role : Island Folk

As Crew


2019
Side Effects
Front of House


2016
Blame it on the Black and Decker
Production Co-ordinator


2015
The Vicar of Dibley
Production Crew


2014
Boeing Boeing
Prompt


2014
It Runs in the Family
Properties


2013
Nobody’s Perfect
Properties


2012
A Kiss on the Bottom
Properties


2011
Strictly Murder
Properties


2011
Murdered to Death
Properties


2009
Time of My Life
Properties


2009
Steel Magnolias
Dressers


2009
Steel Magnolias
Ticket Sales


2008
Run For Your Wife
Production Assistant


2008
Journey’s End
Prompt


2007
The Dresser
Properties


2006
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Production Manager


2006
Blue Remembered Hills
Production Assistance


2005
Lost in Yonkers
Tickets


2005
Lost in Yonkers
Front of House


2004
Memory of Water
Properties


2003
Silly Cow
Other Crew


2002
Party Piece
Prompt


2001
Man of the Moment
Properties


2001
Blood Money
Stage Crew


1999
A Chorus of Disapproval
Choreographer


1998
Move Over Mrs Markham (1998)
Assistant Stage Manager


1997
Suddenly At Home
Assistant Stage Manager


1996
Two Into One
Stage Crew


1994
Rose
Production Support


1994
Confusions
Properties


1992
Not Now Darling
Assistant Stage Manager


1991
Sailor Beware
Deputy Stage Manager


1987
Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Assistant Stage Manager


1986
Bedroom Farce
Props


1984
Bonadventure
Properties


1980
Bedtime Stories
Properties


1979
The Militants
Properties


1978
Plaza Suite
Assistant


1974
The Deep Blue Sea
Properties

As Crew

2019 Side Effects
Front of House

2016 Blame it on the Black and Decker
Production Co-ordinator

2015 The Vicar of Dibley
Production Crew

2014 Boeing Boeing
Prompt

2014 It Runs in the Family
Properties

2013 Nobody’s Perfect
Properties

2012 A Kiss on the Bottom
Properties

2011 Strictly Murder
Properties

2011 Murdered to Death
Properties

2009 Time of My Life
Properties

2009 Steel Magnolias
Dressers

2009 Steel Magnolias
Ticket Sales

2008 Run For Your Wife
Production Assistant

2008 Journey’s End
Prompt

2007 The Dresser
Properties

2006 Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Production Manager

2006 Blue Remembered Hills
Production Assistance

2005 Lost in Yonkers
Tickets

2005 Lost in Yonkers
Front of House

2004 Memory of Water
Properties

2003 Silly Cow
Other Crew

2002 Party Piece
Prompt

2001 Man of the Moment
Properties

2001 Blood Money
Stage Crew

1999 A Chorus of Disapproval
Choreographer

1998 Move Over Mrs Markham (1998)
Assistant Stage Manager

1997 Suddenly At Home
Assistant Stage Manager

1996 Two Into One
Stage Crew

1994 Rose
Production Support

1994 Confusions
Properties

1992 Not Now Darling
Assistant Stage Manager

1991 Sailor Beware
Deputy Stage Manager

1987 Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Assistant Stage Manager

1986 Bedroom Farce
Props

1984 Bonadventure
Properties

1980 Bedtime Stories
Properties

1979 The Militants
Properties

1978 Plaza Suite
Assistant

1974 The Deep Blue Sea
Properties