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The Gingerbread Man

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

December 31 [+mat] 1983 – January 3, 4, 5, 6 & 7 [+mat] 1984.

The Gingerbread Man

by David Wood



Directed by
Betty Dawes


Ralph Dawes – Herr Von Cuckoo

Eddie Roberts – Salt

Miranda Bowen – Pepper

Andrew Cook – The Gingerbread Man

Sally Bacon – The Old Bag

Ray Hopper – Sleek, the Mouse

Joan Bearman – Mrs. Big One

Douglas Blake – Mr. Big One

Ron Cheesman – Mr. Big One


Production Crew

Producer – Ronald Cheesman

Designer – Ralph Dawes

Choreographer – Miranda Bowen

Musical Director – Myra Gristwood

Accompanist – Daphne Thornton

Stage Manager – Amanda Dawes

A.S.M. – Margaret Davy

A.S.M. – Joan Bearman

Lighting Design – Frank Hurrell

Lighting Design – Jonathan Dawes

Set Construction – Brian Box

Set Construction – David Comber

Set Construction – Mark Flower

Set Construction – Ron Cheesman

Set Construction – Mike Davy

Set Construction – Ralph Dawes

Scenery Painted – Sandra Peaty

Sound – David Peaty

Costume Design – Amanda Dawes

Costumes Cut – Mary Payne

Costumes Maker – Frances Thorne

Costumes Maker – Jean Porter

Costumes Maker – Miranda Bowen

Costumes Maker – Margaret Davy

Front of House – George Porter

Box Office – Frances Thorne

Foyer Decor – Rosemary Biggs

Foyer Decor – Margaret Davy

Foyer Decor – Simon Bolton


Programme Note #1: The Gingerbread Man

BD wrote “Dear Audience, The Wick would like to take this opportunity of thanking YOU for your continued support during the past year and hope to welcome you all at our future shows.
I hope you will enjoy David Wood’s delightful play and have a really happy time in the company of the Gingerbread Man and his friends.”


Programme Note #2: The Gingerbread Man

“We have to thank David Wood for the return to the Barn Stage of Ray Hopper. Ray, a company member since 1959, struck up a close friendship with David Wood many years ago and has always urged Wick to put on one of his plays, saying that when they did he would return.

At last we have The Gingerbread Man and Ray, true to his word, has returned. His last performance was the 100th production in 1979 but during the 60’s he was in ‘practically everything’. Of his return he says he is “thoroughly enjoying a magic show”.

Another new face to the Barn is Andrew Cook. He joined Wick recently and has previous experience with the Gemini Players and M.A.D.D. Workshop.”