Book of The Month

Venue : Woodrush High School

Date : October 1972

Genre : Comedy

Director

Mike Beamish
Director

Cast

Jack Parramore
Edward Halliday, MP

Estelle Shutkever
Joanna, his wife

Brenda Castle
Marcia Wentworth

Beryl Linforth
Betty (Bim) Halliday

Val Archer

Val Archer
Doris

Ted Pedvin
Col Howard Barnes- Bradley

Frank Winter
Doctor Ian Maclure

David Plumb
Nicholas Barnes-Bradley

Crew

Gerry Smith
Stage Management

Phil Lett
Properties

Jean Winter
Costumes

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George Cope
Lighting

Ken Gibbons
Set Design

Sybil Parr
Assistant Stage Manager

Bob Aldridge
Assistant Stage Manager

Ivan Castle
Assistant Stage Manager

Crew

Gerry Smith
Stage Management

Phil Lett
Properties

Jean Winter
Costumes

George Cope
Lighting

Ken Gibbons
Set Design

Sybil Parr
Assistant Stage Manager

Bob Aldridge
Assistant Stage Manager

Ivan Castle
Assistant Stage Manager

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Programme Information

'Book of the Month' is based on one of those brilliantly simple comic ideas that make one wonder why nobody though of it before.

In the first scene, an M.P.'s teen-age daughter horrifies her family with the revelation that she is the author of a current bestselling novel. What's more, she has based the characters in the novel on her own family.

Later, we see the pleasant, law-abiding family as they appear in the book, transformed by the daughter's over-ripe imagination, and not at all as one would imagine!

The action of the play takes place in the lounge hall of Edward Halliday's house, near Cheltenham.