Basinful of Briny

Venue : Woodrush High School

Date : October 1981

Genre : Comedy

Director

Phil Lett

Director

Cast

Estelle Shutkever

Mrs Austin

Willa Hislop

Florrie

Angela Smith

Louise

Peter Webber

Henry

Val Archer

Val Archer

Clara

Irene Price

Miss Windermere

Mike Beamish

Syd Collins

Crew

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Paul Jenkins

Head Cook/Bottlewasher

Barbara Clulee

Casual help

Gerry Smith

Casual help

Linda Hutton

Light fitting, bulbs, etc

Frank Allen

Noises off

Ann Cope

Director\'s help

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Walter Price

Doorman

Ken Gibbons

Set design

Crew

Paul Jenkins

Head Cook/Bottlewasher

Barbara Clulee

Casual help

Gerry Smith

Casual help

Linda Hutton

Light fitting, bulbs, etc

Frank Allen

Noises off

Ann Cope

Director\'s help

Walter Price

Doorman

Ken Gibbons

Set design

Production Gallery

Reviews

Mildly Amusing Basinful

Many plays have been written on the theme of the seaside boarding houses and all seem to contain the same characters - an ogress of a landlady and slightly zany maid. 'A Basinful...' was no exception.

Coming from the pen of experienced stage-writer Leslie Sands, it proved a little disappointing, with a slender plot and dialogue which was mildly amusing but failed to provoke hilarity.

Throughout one felt the players deserved a better vehicle for their talents, but even so there were some high spots.

Willa Hislop's maid was superb, and whenever she was on stage she served to lift the script out of its rut - particularly with her own version of 'Lover Come Back to Me'.

Estelle Shutkever handled the role of 'Mrs Austin' with power and polish and the remainder of the cast were well suited to their roles.

Angela Smith added a refreshing touch of glamour to a clever acting ability and the 'love interest' was competently introduced by Beryl Linforth as 'Daphne' and Peter Webber as her somewhat off-beat husband.

P.K.S., Local Newspaper, 1981