Jack Parramore

Jack is a gentle gentleman of the Company, joining us after we were founded in 1958, to list all of his appearances since then would fill this site, suffice to say he has played every conceivable character you could imagine.

In 1963 Jack appeared in the ‘House by the Lake’ and gained a super review by a local paper:

“Jack Parramore, who took the part of Colonel Forbes …. had smaller parts, but portrayed them well. Jack obviously spent some time cultivating his accent.”

Jack’s great sense of humour is something that anyone who worked with him will testify. But his ability to make other people laugh and produce such excellent comic timing was an art. His part in the 1964 production of Pillar to Post was reviewed as:

“…. gave some of the most amusing moments in the play when swinging on the light shade!”

Jack always made an impact on audiences and performers alike and even charmed a few reviewers! In the 1968 production of Six of the Best the review from the local paper read:

“… in his two roles as the Rev. Rodney Honeychurch and his brother Cecil Honeychurch – both as blind as a bat without their spectacles – was grand to watch. I wondered how many hours he had spent perfecting his quick-change act and personality. And his tipsy scene as the vicar was one of the best I have seen.”

We wonder how Jack got so good at acting tipsy?

Even in later years when Jack no longer took parts on the stage he showed his continuing commitment to the society by watching rehearsals and coming to all the show the Company put on. Jack supported all productions we did and had a good chuckle at some of the more contemporary pieces we tackled!

Our friend Jack sadly passed away in November 2004. He will be missed by everyone associated with the society but we know that his spirit lives on in all the plays and performances we do.

Newspaper Review By John Slim
“The Birmingham Post”
26th January 2005

“Two Founder Members of Wythall Theatre Company, It’s President Jack Parramore and the ever involved Barbara Clulee have died in the same week, both in their eighties.
Jack, Latterly a familiar front of house figure as he welcomed patrons to the groups productions, had had a stage reputation in his heyday for his Impeccable comedy timing. Barbara was described by a member of the company, as the sort of person Drama groups rely on- who didn’t care whether she was on stage or not, as long as she could make herself useful ”

Dear Jack who will be very sorely missed.

Night Night Jack. x

Love
Wythall Theatre Company.

As Cast


1999
A Chorus of Disapproval
Raymond Finnegan


1993
Alfie
Joe


1989
Habeus Corpus
Cannon Throbbing

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1988
Local Affairs
David


1988
Pack of Lies
Stewart


1987
Farndale MacBeth
Plumber


1987
Night of January 16th (1987)
John Graham Whitfield


1985
Festival Choice
Harry Forty, a man


1985
Low Comedy Women
Harry Forty, a man


1985
Outside Edge
Dennis


1984
Bonadventure
Dr Jeffreys


1983
Curtain at 8 (1983)
Allsorts/Mixed Nuts


1983
Time To Kill
Don Parkes


1982
A Tomb with a View
Marcus Tomb


1982
Chase Me Comrade
Hoskins


1982
Portrait of Murder
Literacy Agent


1981
Sorry Wrong Number (1981)
Western Union


1981
Post Horn Gallop
Lord Elrood


1981
Night Watch
Leitenant Walker


1980
Bedtime Stories
Roy Blundell


1980
Bedtime Stories
2nd Man


1980
Breath of Spring
Brigadier Albert Rayne CB, CMG, MVO


1979
The Militants
Inspector Nathan Arkwright


1979
The Murder of Maria Marten
Thomas Marten


1978
I’ll Get My Man
The Reverend Arthur Humphrey


1978
Plaza Suite
Roy Hubbley


1977
Edward and George
Mr Smith


1976
Time of Your Life
Cecil Goodbody


1975
The Hollow
Inspector Colquhoun


1974
Semi-Detached
Mr Makepeace


1974
Will Any Gentleman?
Stanley Jackson


1974
The Deep Blue Sea
William Collyer


1973
The Boyfriend
Guest


1973
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Dean of Paddington


1973
Night of January 16th
John Graham Whitfield


1972
Book of The Month
Edward Halliday, MP

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1972
Anatol
George Blake


1972
Free As Air
Mr Mutch


1971
Every Other Evening
Sir William Hollington


1971
Seperate Tables
Major Pollock


1970
Brush With A Body
Henry Walling


1970
Wild Goose Chase
Lord Elrood


1969
Rock-A-Bye Sailor
Henry Hornett


1969
The Full Treatment
Philip Scott


1968
Tabitha
Mr Fawcett


1968
Six of the Best
The Reverend Rodney Honeychurch


1968
Six of the Best
Cecil Honeychurch


1967
A Letter From The General
Father Schiller


1967
When We Are Married
Herbert Soppitt


1966
The Corn is Green
Mr John Goronwy Jones


1966
Sailor Beware
Carnoustie Bligh


1965
Shop at Sly Corner
John Elliot


1965
Doctor in the House
Sir Lancelot Spratt, A Surgeon


1964
Pillar to Post
Albert Drinkwater


1963
Present Laughter
Henry Lyppiatt


1963
The House by the Lake
Colonel Forbes


1962
Simon & Laura
Barney, A BBC Engineer


1962
The Trial of Joan of Arc
Earl Of Warwick


1962
Curious Savage (1962)
Savage Son


1961
Candied Peel
Oswold Monk

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1960
Blue Goose
Cast Member

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1960
Loves A Luxury
Mr Mole

As Cast

1999 A Chorus of Disapproval
Role : Raymond Finnegan

1993 Alfie
Role : Joe

1992 84 Charing Cross Road
Role : Mr Martin

1991 Seasons Greetings
Role : Harvey

1989 Habeus Corpus
Role : Cannon Throbbing

1988 Local Affairs
Role : David

1988 Old Time Music Hall (1988)
Role : Performer

1988 Pack of Lies
Role : Stewart

1987 Farndale MacBeth
Role : Plumber

1987 Night of January 16th (1987)
Role : John Graham Whitfield

1985 Festival Choice
Role : Harry Forty, a man

1985 Low Comedy Women
Role : Harry Forty, a man

1985 Outside Edge
Role : Dennis

1984 Bonadventure
Role : Dr Jeffreys

1983 Happiest Days of Your Life (1983)
Role : Godfrey Pond

1983 Curtain at 8 (1983)
Role : Allsorts/Mixed Nuts

1983 Time To Kill
Role : Don Parkes

1982 A Tomb with a View
Role : Marcus Tomb

1982 Chase Me Comrade
Role : Hoskins

1982 Portrait of Murder
Role : Literacy Agent

1981 Basinful of Briny
Role : Joe

1981 Sorry Wrong Number (1981)
Role : Western Union

1981 Post Horn Gallop
Role : Lord Elrood

1981 Night Watch
Role : Leitenant Walker

1980 Bedtime Stories
Role : Roy Blundell

1980 Bedtime Stories
Role : 2nd Man

1980 Breath of Spring
Role : Brigadier Albert Rayne CB, CMG, MVO

1979 The Militants
Role : Inspector Nathan Arkwright

1979 The Murder of Maria Marten
Role : Thomas Marten

1978 I’ll Get My Man
Role : The Reverend Arthur Humphrey

1978 The Enquiry
Role : REV

1978 Plaza Suite
Role : Roy Hubbley

1977 Edward and George
Role : Mr Smith

1976 Let’s All Go Down The Strand
Role : James Craig

1976 Time of Your Life
Role : Cecil Goodbody

1975 The Hollow
Role : Inspector Colquhoun

1974 Semi-Detached
Role : Mr Makepeace

1974 Will Any Gentleman?
Role : Stanley Jackson

1974 The Deep Blue Sea
Role : William Collyer

1973 The Boyfriend
Role : Guest

1973 Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Role : Dean of Paddington

1973 Night of January 16th
Role : John Graham Whitfield

1972 Book of The Month
Role : Edward Halliday, MP

1972 Anatol
Role : George Blake

1972 Free As Air
Role : Mr Mutch

1971 Every Other Evening
Role : Sir William Hollington

1971 Seperate Tables
Role : Major Pollock

1970 Brush With A Body
Role : Henry Walling

1970 Wild Goose Chase
Role : Lord Elrood

1969 Rock-A-Bye Sailor
Role : Henry Hornett

1969 The Full Treatment
Role : Philip Scott

1968 Tabitha
Role : Mr Fawcett

1968 Six of the Best
Role : The Reverend Rodney Honeychurch

1968 Six of the Best
Role : Cecil Honeychurch

1967 A Letter From The General
Role : Father Schiller

1967 When We Are Married
Role : Herbert Soppitt

1966 The Corn is Green
Role : Mr John Goronwy Jones

1966 Sailor Beware
Role : Carnoustie Bligh

1965 Shop at Sly Corner
Role : John Elliot

1965 Doctor in the House
Role : Sir Lancelot Spratt, A Surgeon

1964 White Sheep of the Family
Role : The Vicar

1964 Pillar to Post
Role : Albert Drinkwater

1963 Present Laughter
Role : Henry Lyppiatt

1963 The House by the Lake
Role : Colonel Forbes

1962 Simon & Laura
Role : Barney, A BBC Engineer

1962 The Trial of Joan of Arc
Role : Earl Of Warwick

1962 Curious Savage (1962)
Role : Savage Son

1961 Candied Peel
Role : Oswold Monk

1960 Blue Goose
Role : Cast Member

1960 Loves A Luxury
Role : Mr Mole

As Crew


1991
Sailor Beware
House Manager


1991
Bitter Sanctuary
House Manager


1990
House Guest
Front of House


1989
Farndale Murder Mystery
Visiting Manager


1986
Bedroom Farce
Props


1976
Stringer’s Last Stand
Assistant Stage Manager


1975
Busy Body
Properties


1975
Boeing Boeing
Properties


1970
Sabrina Fair
Properties

As Crew

1991 Sailor Beware
House Manager

1991 Bitter Sanctuary
House Manager

1990 House Guest
Front of House

1989 Farndale Murder Mystery
Visiting Manager

1986 Bedroom Farce
Props

1976 Stringer’s Last Stand
Assistant Stage Manager

1975 Busy Body
Properties

1975 Boeing Boeing
Properties

1970 Sabrina Fair
Properties