Sorry Wrong Number (1981)

Venue : Redditch Palace Theatre

Date : June 1981

Genre : One Act Play(s)


Mike Beamish


Estelle Shutkever
Mrs Stevenson

Beryl Linforth
1st Operator

Ken Gibbons
1st Man

Ian Bruce

Val Archer

Val Archer
Chief Operator

Barbara Clulee
2nd Operator

Irene Price
3rd Operator

Chris Avery
4th Operator

Val Archer

Val Archer

Angela Smith
Hospital Receptionist

Jack Parramore
Western Union

Mike Beamish
Sergeant Duffy

Frank Allen
Lunch room Attendant

Crew List information coming soon!

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Wrong Number Rights for Actors

This play was performed as part of the Palace Theatre (Redditch) One Act Play Festival 1981.

The harrowing story of bedridden Mrs Stevenson proved a winner for the Wythall Dramatic Society.

She is the central character in the group's one-act play entitled 'Sorry Wrong Number'.

And the production won awards as Best Play and Best Play with a mixed cast in the Redditch One-Act Play Festival.

"It's a tense and exciting play," said Mrs Angela Smith, the Socity's press officer.

"Mrs Stevenson, played by Estelle Shutkever, is central to the play, as she overhears two rogues plotting a murder," she explains.

"She tries desperately to tell someone about it, but operators and police don't believe her - and when she is most isolated, she realises she is the victim."

"We are delighted with the result - it's a good comeback after not entering last year's competition," she said.

The play's director, Mike Beamish, is now beginning plans for a new production, and the group would like to hear from anyone interested in joining.

Unknown Reviewer, Local Newspaper 1981

Join the Winners!

Winners of the Redditch summer one-act play festival, at the Palace Theatre, were the stalwarts of Wythall Dramatic Society.

Competing against a dozen other local societies, their comedy Sorry Wrong Number gained them the cup for the best single entry, and the silver salver for the best mixed play.

The trophies were presented at Saturday's gala evening.

The group, formed 24 years ago, also took part in the festival two years ago.

"We won on that occasion as well," said member Estelle Shutkever, "but in spite of our success, we are in desperate need of new members."

Unknown Reviewer, Local Newspaper 1981