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

Production Gallery

Reviews

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.