Will Any Gentleman?

Venue : Woodrush High School

Date : May 1974

Genre : Comedy

Director

Phil Lett
Director

Cast

Gerry Solomon
Mendoza (a hypnotist)

Andrew Castle
Albert Boyle

Willa Hislop
Angel

Frank Winter
Henry Stirling

Jean Winter
Beryl (maid)

Gerry Smith
Dr Smith

Beryl Linforth
Florence Stirling

Mike Beamish
Charlie Stirling

Bob Aldridge
Detective Inspector Martin

Jack Parramore
Stanley Jackson

Val Archer

Val Archer
Mrs Whittle

Simon Barton
Montague Billing

Crew

Sybil Parr
Stage Management

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Gerry Nicholls
Research and Properties

Ted Pedvin
Foyer Manager

Ken Gibbons
Set Design

Irene Price
Asssitant Stage Manager

Ivan Castle
Asssitant Stage Manager

Pam Davey
Asssitant Stage Manager

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Paul Jenkins
Asssitant Stage Manager

Crew

Sybil Parr
Stage Management

Gerry Nicholls
Research and Properties

Ted Pedvin
Foyer Manager

Ken Gibbons
Set Design

Irene Price
Asssitant Stage Manager

Ivan Castle
Asssitant Stage Manager

Pam Davey
Asssitant Stage Manager

Paul Jenkins
Asssitant Stage Manager

Production Gallery

Production Reviews

Entertaining evening

ARE YOU getting tired of sitting at home and watching the same old boring T V screen each evening. Do you crave for a chance from the "Black and White Minstrels and the ups and downs of Meg Richardson and her happy band of followers at "Crossroads"?

You do? Then why not come along to Woodrush High school, Shawhurst Lane, Hollywood either tonight (Friday) or tomorrow, at 8 p.m. and I can assure you will have quite a pleasant, entertaining evening.

For Wythall Dramatic Society is putting on its latest production 'Will any Gentlemen", written by Vernon Sylvaine."

The play, a comedy produced by Phil Lett, is set in the 1930s and is about a man who is given a split personality by a music hall hypnotist.

The meek and mild Henry Stirling, well portrayed by Frank Winter is given the double personality after annoying Mendoza (Gerry Solomon), during his music hall act.

The change causes Henry to land himself in awkward situations and creates very funny moments, particularly with Beryl the housemaid, superbly played by Jean Winter.

I don't know how long the members of the cast have been practising their roles, but every one knew their lines perfectly and judged the timing of the movements with great precision.

lt's both hard and unfair to pick out anyone from such a good line-up, but full credit must go to the amusing performances given by Mike Beamish as Henry's brother Charley, Jack Parramore as Stanley Jackson, Gerry Smith as Dr Smith and Val Archer as Mrs whittle.

Anyway, you can judge for yourself when you go.

P.F., Local Paper 1974


Smashing time...

Smashing time every night is what members of the cost of Wythall Dramatic Society's next will be doing when they present "Will Any Gentleman?" at Woodrush School on Tuesday, April 30.

The action of the play involves breaking a clock during each of the four nights of the play's run, plus one dress rehearsal. "So we shall need a least five clocks," says the company's press officer, Gerry Solomon, "And we are hoping that 'Indicator' readers will again come to our aid as they have on so many other occasions when we have been in difficulties in obtaining props." The clocks needed are of the mantel type.

Unknown, Indicator