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Amy’s View

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

March 8, 9, 10 & 11, 2017.

Amy’s View

by David Hare

“Excellent peformances”
– Shoreham Herald –


Directed by
John Garland


Dan Dryer – Dominic Tyghe

Anna Steddon – Amy Thomas

Anita Shipton – Evelyn Thomas

Sarah London – Esme Allen

David Peaty – Frank Oddie

Maurice Humphrys – Toby Cole


Production Crew

Stage Manager – David Comber

Deputy Stage Manager – Julian Batstone

Assistant Stage Manager – Helena Howe

Lighting Design & Operation – Martin Oakley

Sound Design – Bob Ryder

Sound Operation – Brian Jones

Costumes – Maggie Pierce

Costumes – Cherry Fraser

Properties – Anita Shipton

Properties – Di Tidzer

Set Design & Construction – David Comber

Set Design & Construction – Carl Grey

Set Design & Construction – Nigel Goldfinch

Set Design & Construction – Gary Walker

Set Design & Construction – Dave Collis

Set Painter – Sue Chaplin

Publicity – Judith Berrill

Publicity – Rosemary Bouchy

Publicity – Peter Joyce

Publicity – Maggi Pierce

Poster & Programme Design – Judith Berrill

Front of House – Tor Dunster


Programme Note #1: Amy’s View

JG wrote: “I first became aware of David Hare’s work when I was cast in an amateur production of Secret Rapture in the early 1990’s. Following this, I was fortunate to see several of the plays that debuted at The National Theatre throughout that decade – the last of which was Amy’s View [1997].

Having just begun my training as a psychiatric nurse, I quickly became fascinated by his ability to depict relationships that are, ultimately, flawed as well as his propensity to challenge the social conventions of the time.

Amy’s View has several themes – most critics describe it as a tragedy: the decline of theatre as a popular medium when the “moving image” of Film / TV became dominant [something we still struggle with today!], the advent of the “get rich quick” society of that time and the perils that can befall us if we follow this route, as well as the gradual disintegration of the family unit if it fails to find a way of compromise.

I have been very lucky to have found an extremely talented cast to portray the emotional intensity of this piece – the rehearsal period has been short, but incredibly rewarding.

I hope you enjoy it as much as I have.”