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The Anniversary

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

February 11, 12, 13 & 14, 1987.

The Anniversary

by Bill Macilwraith



Directed by
Margaret Ockenden


Julian Rose – Tom

Trudy Nash – Shirley

David Peaty – Henry

Ian Bishop – Terry

Judith Atkinson – Karen

Paddy Hartley – Mum


Production Crew

Production Manager – Sue Whittaker

Stage Manager – Mark Flower

Stage Manager – Jenny Law

Assistant – Joan Bearman

Properties – Margaret Davy

Lighting – Frank Hurrell

Lighting – Frances Thorne

Sound – Barrie Bowen

Decor – Margaret Faggetter

Set Design & Construction – Ralph Dawes

Set Design & Construction – Jill Hutchinson

Set Design & Construction – Mark Flower

Set Design & Construction – Dave Comber

Set Design & Construction – Dave Collis

Set Design & Construction – Brian Box

Set Design & Construction – Mike Davy

Front of House Manager – Win Heselden

Box Office – Jill Redman


Programme Note #1: The Anniversary

MO wrote; “I saw the original production of The Anniversary, and was shocked by it. Twenty years later, it still has the power to dismay, but it is an optimistic play that offers hope for the future. It also has a delightful sense of the ridiculous. Fortunately, I had a superb cast who seized upon the play’s possibilities and a backstage crew who appreciated the importance of setting, lighting and sound.
I hope you enjoy The Anniversary!”


Programme Note #2: The Anniversary

Julian Rose: Julian is a reporter with BBC Radio Sussex. Besides working for News and Features programmes, he has assisted in the production of radio drama. This is his first appearance for ‘Wick’ and we look forward to seeing him many times in the future.

Trudy Nash: Those of you who saw our Christmas production of Pinocchio may not have realised that the charming Columbine was Trudy. In our first play of the season, Pygmalion, Trudy played Clara. She has also appeared in productions for the Brighton and Hove Operatic Society and the Gemini Players. Trudy is at present training to be a teacher.

David Peaty: David’s first appearance for ‘Wick’ was as ‘The little monk’ in Becket. He has taken many parts, notably in The Marquise and Trespass. Although a trained Drama Teacher, David is now undertaking Social Work.

Ian Bishop: For those of you who saw the Southwick Players production of Babes in the Wood yes – it’s Sid Squeak! Ian is an experienced actor in both straight drama and comedy. He played Tony in the ‘Wick’s’ award winning Abigail’s Party. In real life Ian is a travel agent.

Judith Atkinson: Judith is a talented newcomer to ‘Wick’. She appeared as Patti in Season’s Greetings and is a ‘natural’ on stage. She hopes that when she is finished with Karen, she will be cast in a part that has no connection with ladies who have large families!

Paddy Hartley: A trained actress, Paddy has spent much of her life in Rome, where she acted with the Goldoni Theatre. Her favourite parts have been George in The Killing of Sister George and Eleanor in The Lion in Winter. She also appeared in Italian T.V. Commercials. We look forward to seeing more of her work with the Wick Theatre Company.