Move Over Mrs Markham (1984)

Venue : Woodrush High School

Date : February 1984

Genre : Farce

Director

Beryl Linforth

Assistant Director

Cast

Angela Smith

Joanna Markham

Peter Webber

Alistair Spenlow

Julie Upton

Sylvie

Ann Cope

Linda Lodge

Mike Beamish

Philip Markham

Mike Thomas

Henry Lodge

Alan Langford

Walter Pangbourne

Paulette Barton

Miss Smythe

Maxine Robson

Miss Wilkinson

Crew

John Cope

Stage Manager

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Jeff Daffin

Assistant Stage Manager

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Val Thomas

Assistant Stage Manager

Jack Parramore

Properties

Val Archer

Val Archer

Stage Dressing

Jane Wilkes

Wardrobe

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Dot Forth

Front of House

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Jane Shepherd

Front of House

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Ros Sheppard

Front of House

Sue Chance

Front of House

Andy Cummings

Poster and Artwork

Ted Pedvin

House Manager

Crew

John Cope

Stage Manager

Jeff Daffin

Assistant Stage Manager

Val Thomas

Assistant Stage Manager

Jack Parramore

Properties

Val Archer

Stage Dressing

Jane Wilkes

Wardrobe

Dot Forth

Front of House

Jane Shepherd

Front of House

Ros Sheppard

Front of House

Sue Chance

Front of House

Andy Cummings

Poster and Artwork

Ted Pedvin

House Manager

Production Gallery

Reviews

Saucy and Sparkling

Saucy, sparkling and hilariously fun - that was 'Move over, Mrs. Markham', the comedy by Ray Cooney and John Chapman, which was presented by Wythall Dramatic Society last week.

This ambitious amateur company has 25 years of successful productions behind it but never has it shown itself to better advantage or scored a more resounding triumph.

The first laugh came only seconds after curtain-up and for the next two hours members of the audience were literally "rolling in their seats".

Throughout a mad, matrimonial tangle the players breezed on and off the stage with an expertise worthy of any professionals.

Their timing (so important in farce) was faultless and each character was portrayed to perfection.

Honours must be shared equally between all members of the cast but it would be unfair not to make special mention of two leading artistes - Angela Smith who handled the long and demanding role of Mrs. Markham brilliantly and Peter Webber as the amorous, 'trouser-dropping' Alistair Spenlow to whom it can only be said 'Brian Rix would have been proud of you!'

Directed by Gerry Solomon, the play provided first-rate entertainment, superbly presented in the highest tradition of stage comedy.

Unknown, Local Newspaper 1984