Outside Edge

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

June 28, 29, 30 – July 01, 1995.

Outside Edge

by Richard Harris

“Fast paced, hilarious trip”
– Director –


Directed by
Samir Rahim


Vic Gough – Roger

Judith Williamson – Miriam

John Garland – Bob

George Illman – Dennis

Jeff Nicol – Kevin

Heather Richards – Maggie

Claire Wiggins – Virginia aka Ginnie

Ken Dorey – Alex

Kati Szeless – Sharon


Production Crew

Stage Manager – Jessana Palm

Production Assistant – Jean Porter

Set Design – Dave Comber

Lighting – Trevor Langley

Sound Design – Greg Starns

Sound – Frances Thorne

Set Construction – Brian Box

Set Construction – Michael Davy

Set Construction – Dave Collis

Set Construction – Dave Comber

Set Construction – Ralph Dawes

Set Construction – Mark Flower

Set Painter – Frances Thorne

Set Painter – Sheila Neesham

Properties – Margaret Davy

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Wardrobe – Jane Porter

Front of House Manager – Mark Flower

Publicity – Judith Williamson

Publicity Photography – George Laye


Programme Note #1: Outside Edge

SR wrote: “Richard Harris is razor sharp with his characterisations in Outside Edge. From the myopic Roger to the utterly confused Bob, all his characters are wonderfully written. This play is more than a light breeze through a Saturday afternoon game of cricket. It talks of relationships and the breakdown of communication. It deals with age and the constant battle between manhood and its responsibilities and the pursuit of youth and its frivolities. His wit and humour aids us to share, feel and indeed accept the players’ failings even through the cruelest [sic] actions and comments. I am guilty of watching one episode of the TV series and am happy to say there is no comparison between this production and that one.

We have a fast paced, hilarious trip into the territory of Roger as he guides his team to the toughest task yet – pitching his men against the opposition of the combined and slightly more than belligerent might of the British Railways [Maintenance Division], Yeading East!

I would like to thank the Wick Theatre Company for this opportunity to direct with them. My thanks to the cast and crew and all those members who offered their services so willingly.

I would also like to thank you, the audience, for coming to see the show and keeping live theatre just that ….ALIVE”

Programme Note #2: Outside Edge

“Samir Rahim obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from America where he had the opportunity to direct and act in a variety of productions. Among the most memorable are Caucasian Chalk Circle, Oedipus Rex, Orchards and Prelude to a Kiss. He had the distinction of writing and directing A Family Affair which won the American Arts Festival for the New England Area and, later that year he was rated in the top ten per cent of College Actors for 1991.

Outside Edge will be his directorial debut for the Wick but he has acted with us in Twelfth Night and Rape of the Belt for which he went on to win the ‘Best Comedy Actor’ award in the Brighton Festival. [ed; probably the Brighton & Hove Drama Festival] Samir has equity points and hopes to turn professional in the next few years. He is twenty five and lives in Brighton with his American college sweetheart, Jessana. ”