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Out of Order

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

June 18, 19, 20 & 21, 2003.

Out of Order

by Ray Cooney

“Extracted maximum humour”
– Brighton Argus –


Directed by
Betty Dawes


John Robinson – Richard Willey MP

Ralph Dawes – The Hotel Manager

David Goodger – A Waiter

Kati Szeless – Jane Worthington

Adrian Kenward – A Body

Peter Thompson – George Pigden

Joan Bearman – A Maid

Jason Tubbs – Ronnie Worthington

Rosemary Mose – Pamela Willey

Jenny Burtenshaw – Nurse Gladys Foster


Production Crew

Director’s Assistant – Joan Bearman

Stage Manager – David Comber

Lighting Design – Mike Medway

Lighting Operation – Chris Grey

Lighting Operation – Mike Medway

Sound Design & Operation – Simon Snelling

Choreography – Kati Szeless

Set Building – David Comber

Set Building – Dave Collis

Set Building – Brian Box

Set Building – Mike Davy

Set Building – Marc Lewis

Set Painting – Sheila Neesham

Set Painting – Frances Thorne

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Properties – Margaret Davy

Wardrobe Team – Cherry Briggs

Wardrobe Team – Margaret Pierce

Publicity Photographs – Lucien Bouchy

Press & Publicity – Rosemary Bouchy

Press & Publicity – Rosemary Brown

Press & Publicity – Judith Berrill

Box Office – Margaret Murrell

Front of House – Betty Dawes


Programme Note #1: Out of Order

Party political goings-on of a strictly off-the-record kind provide hilarious fare in Wick Theatre Company’s latest offering. Government Minister Richard Willey plans to spend the night with Jane, a fast-working secretary with the Opposition. But no sooner do they settle into their hotel suite than things start to go horribly wrong – with the discovery of a body trapped under the sash window!

Richard sends for his faithful assistant George Pidgen to help him out of this sticky situation. But Richard’s lies soon land George in trouble with everyone, and they both end up with a serious identity crisis. Things go from bad to worse with the arrival of Richard’s wife and Jane’s mad husband. throw in a disapproving hotel manager and an unscrupulous waiter, to say nothing of an amorous nurse and you have an evening of rib-tickling entertainment.