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She Stoops to Conquer

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

May 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24, 1980.

She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith

“Language no barrier”
– Shoreham Herald –


Directed by
George Porter


Frances Moulton – Mrs. Hardcastle

Keith Denyer – Mr. Hardcastle

David Creedon – Tony Lumpkin, his stepson

Jeanette Goode – Kate Hardcastle

Valerie Burt – Constance Neville, Kate’s cousin

Ronald Cheesman – Landlord

Tim Cara – Marlow

Peter Joyce – Hastings

Bill Mack – Diggory

Dennis Picott – Roger

Alan Upton – Sir Charles Marlow

John King – Fellow

Joan Bearman – Maid


Production Crew

Stage Manager – Brian Moulton

Assistant – Margaret Davy

Assistant – Frances Thorne

Assistant – Susan Whittaker

Assistant – Jane Corbett

Lighting – Frank Hurrell

Lighting – Andrew Theaker

Set Construction – Brian Moulton

Wardrobe Mistress – Pat Moss

Front of House – Pat Moss

Box Office – Betty Dawes

Programme Design – Antony Muzzall


Programme Note #1: She Stoops to Conquer

GP wrote: “Dr. Johnson had a high regard for Oliver Goldsmith and he and his friends formed a ‘cheer group’ to see this play through its first performance at Covent Garden in 1773. The need not have worried; the play was an immediate success and has been so ever since.

It is good humoured, without the malice of the Restoration Comedies of the day. The characters are likeable and the fun, boisterous as Tony Lumpkin ‘leads’ his doting mother a fine dance. The young ladies are delightful; the comic plot beautifully constructed; the play reflects the manners and social attitudes of its day but has a heart and warmth!

Pat Moss has had a great time designing and making the costumes – the cast have enjoyed preparing their rôles and now, we hope that you, the audience, will be pleasantly diverted and depart homewards with a smile in your hearts.”