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The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

March 31 – April 1, 2 & 3, 2004.


by Nick Young



Directed by
Nick Young


Bob Ryder – Francis Bacon

David Peaty – Ben Jonson [Playwright]

Judith Berrill – Elizabeth [Queen of England]

John Garland – Earl of Leicester [favourite of the Queen]

Kate Brownings – Amy Robsart [his wife]

Diane Robinson – Anne Bacon [lady-in-waiting]

Rols Ham-Riche – Sir Robert Asham [Elizabeth’s former tutor]

Tony Brownings – Robert Cecil [Minister to Elizabeth & James]

Kate Brownings – Lady Scales [lady-in-waiting]

Clare Wiggins – Marguerite de Valois [Queen of France]

David Peaty – James Burbage [an actor-manager]

Chris Brownings – Richard Burbage [his son 9yr]

Mark Best – Richard Burbage [his son as a man]

Ross Muir – Earl of Southampton

Rols Ham-Riche – Will Shagspere [an ostler]

Sheelagh Baker – Lady Nottingham [lady-in-waiting]

Simon Druce – A Priest

David Creedon – James 1 [King of England & Scotland]

Judith Berrill – Duke of Buckingham [The King’s favourite ‘Steenie’]

Jan King – Lady Compton [his mother]

Simon Druce – Sir John Villiers [her eldest, impoverished son]

John Garland – Sir Edward Coke [a powerful lawyer]

Sheelagh Baker – Lady Hatton [his wife]

Kate Brownings – Frances Hatton [their daughter]

Simon Druce – Churchill [a legal minion]

Kate Brownings – Alice Bacon [wife of Francis]

Ross Muir – Sir Lionel Cranfield [time-serving politician]

Simon Druce – Sir James Ley [a judge]


Production Crew

Director’s Assistant – Betty Dawes

Lighting – Mike Medway

Lighting Technician – Ben Lentz

Sound – Simon Snelling

Visual Imaging – Malcolm Buchanan-Dick

Technical Stage Manager – David Bickers

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Properties – Margaret Davy

Wardrobe – Cherry Briggs

Wardrobe – Sandra Peaty

Wardrobe – Sheila Neesham

Set & Technical Crew – Dave Collis

Set & Technical Crew – David Comber

Set & Technical Crew – Mike Davy

Set & Technical Crew – Robert Mitchell

Set & Technical Crew – Brian Box

Set & Technical Crew – Marc Lewis

Set Painting – Sheila Neesham

Press and Publicity – Rosemary Bouchy

Press and Publicity – Rosemary Brown

Press and Publicity – Judith Berrill

Box Office – Margaret Murrell

Front of House Co-ordinator – Betty Dawes