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Sailor, Beware!

Wick’s 100th Production

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

May 22, 23, 24, 25 & 26, 1979.

Sailor, Beware!

by Philip King  &  Falkland Cary



Directed by
Frances Moulton


Betty Dawes – Emma Hornett

Ralph Dawes – Henry Hornett

Betty Elliott – Eddie Hornett

Miranda Bowen – Shirley Hornett

Barrie Bowen – Albert Tufnell, A.B

Ray Hopper – Carnoustie Bligh, A.B

Clodagh Riedl – Daphne Pink

Jean Porter – Mrs Lack

Douglas Tucker – Rev. Oliver Purefoy


Production Crew

Stage Manager – Brian Moulton

Assistant – Margaret Davy

Assistant – Frances Thorne

Assistant – Sally Bacon

Assistant – Susan Whittaker

Lighting – Frank Hurrell

Assistant – Andrew Theaker

Assistant – Bob Baker

Assistant – Tom Bannister

Set Design & Construction – Brian Moulton

Front of House – George Porter

Box Office – Sandie Joyce

Programme Design – Vincent Joyce


Programme Note #1: Sailor, Beware!

FM wrote: “For those of you who have supported us for more years than you may care to recall, I should like to reassure you that you are not suffering from de ja vu.

You are about to see the same production with almost the same ingredients as twenty years ago. The missing ingredients are pat Carpenter as ‘Shirl’ now living in Harrogate, Miranda’s brother Nicolas as Purefoy, who is in South Africa, and Betty Elliott’s sister Mary as Mrs. Lack

The other missing ingredient and creator of this very funny play is author, friend and late President of the Southwick Players, Philip King, who sadly passed away in February. He was to have been with us this week.

We all entered this production with some trepidation as magic moments from the past do not always render up the same feelings when recreated, but as a marking of 100 productions we think it is both fitting and entertainment to present. We also take pleasure in presenting it as our tribute to the memory of Philip King.”

[Playwright Philip King died of cancer at his Brighton home February 9th 1979.]