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The Noble Spaniard

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

May 27, 28, 29, 30 & 31, 1986.

The Noble Spaniard

by Somerset Maugham



Directed by
Betty Dawes


Frances Moulton – Lady Proudfoot

Brian Moulton – Mr. Justice Proudfoot

Margaret Faggetter – Marion Nairn [a young widow]

Karen Mulholland – Lucy [her sister]

Dorothy Edney – Mary Jane [a maid]

Barry Heselden – Captain Chalford

Michael Donkin – Count de Moret [a Frenchman]

Joan Bearman – Countess de Moret [his English wife]

Eddie Roberts – The Duke of Hermanos [a Spaniard]


Production Crew

Continuity & Assistance – Jean Porter

Stage Design – Mark Flower

Properties – Margaret Davy

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Set Design – Ralph Dawes

Construction – Ralph Dawes

Construction – Michael Davy

Construction – Mark Flower

Construction – Dave Comber

Construction – Dave Collis

Construction – Frances Thorne

Additional Set Painter – Smudge Roberts

Additional Set Painter – Frances Thorne

Lighting Design – Frank Hurrell

Lighting Box – Frank Hurrell

Front of House Manager – George Porter

Box Office – Jill Redman


Programme Note #1: The Noble Spaniard

Frances Moulton has been a member of Wick Theatre Company for 30 years and in that time has taken such varied parts as Aunt Penniman in The Heiress, Elizabeth Barret Browning in The Barretts of Wimpole Street, Maggie in Hobson’s Choice and Lil in Fings Ain’t What They Used To Be. She also directed many Wick plays, including Pride and Predjudice, Sailor Beware and the one-act Festival winner Streuth. She has also been in several County plays from the first one The Mad Woman of Chaillot to Oh What a Lovely War.

Brian Moulton joined the Company in 1955 and made his first appearance in 1956 in Life with Father. Since then he has acted and directed for Wick and also for some time was Workshop Director for the construction of sets. Among his many rôles he has appeared as Eddie in View from the Bridge, Othello, the father in Spring and Port Wine, Hobson in Hobson’s Choice, King Henry Vlll in A Man for all Seasons and King Henry ll in The Lion in Winter.

Margaret Faggetter attended the Brighton and Hove School of Music and Drama, where she studied all aspects of acting. She joined Wick Theatre Company in 1983 to play Gwan in Trespass. Since then she has appeared as Sheila in Noah, Mrs. Knepp in And So To Bed and the Cat in Pinocchio.

Eddie Roberts first trod the boards for Wick in 1983 playing Saviello in Emlyn Williams’ Trespass. He has since played many parts with different Sussex Companies, among them being Lazar Wolf in Fiddler on the Roof with the Gemini Players, de Quadra in Vivat Vivat Regina in the Arundel Festival, Finneas Fogg in Sweeny Todd, to mention a few. Following this production he is to play Fagin in Oliver at the Gardner Centre in July.