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Sleeping Partnership

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

April 7, 8 & 9, 1960.

Sleeping Partnership

by Kenneth Horne



Directed by
Ralph Dawes  &  Ray Hopper


Barrie Bowen – Mark Graham [Jill’s fiancé]

Ann Skemer – Phyllis Peabody [Julian’s younger daughter]

Brian Moulton – Julian Peabody

Ralph Dawes – Doctor

Clodagh O’Farrell – Jill Peabody [Julian’s elder daughter]

Ross Workman – Stephen Clench [Phyllis’ fiancé]

Betty Elliott – Violet Watkins [Julian’s secretary]


Production Crew

Stage Manager – Frances Davy

Set Design & Decor – Barrie Bowen

Set Design & Decor – Frances Moulton

Lighting – Frank Hurrell

Sound Effects – John Chatfield

Wardrobe – Frances Moulton

Stage Staff – Margaret Perrett

Stage Staff – Judy Bowen

Stage Staff – Malcolm Guy

Stage Staff – Mary Chinchen

Front of House Manager – George Penney

Programme Note: Sleeping Partnership

The programme [priced 4d.] carried this note:

“This is our first adventure into the mysteries of theatrical production, and you probably wonder why there are two of us. The fact is, one of us was young enough – and rash enough – to want to produce, and the other, of maturer outlook, volunteered to form a partnership (not passive but active).

It might, now, seem logical that we should be compelled to stage this particular comedy by Kenneth Horn. Strangely enough this was not so. Our initial aim was to keep to the Young Wick tradition of presenting a successful comedy each Spring, but the route to our final choice was tortuous in the extreme, which we have been informed is always the case.

We sincerely believe we have assembled a cast which will do justice to this amusing play, and we hope you will find the our ‘Sleeping Partnership’ has paid most handsome dividends. ” R.D. & R.H.