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Don’t Listen Ladies

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

November 3, 4 & 5, 1960.

Don’t Listen Ladies

by Sacha Guitry  adapted by Stephen Powys & Guy Bolton



Directed by
Bess Blagden


Patrick Johnson – Daniel Bachelet [antique dealer]

Patricia Bennett – Henriette [a maid]

Jean Porter – Madeleine [Daniel’s second wife]

Ralph Dawes – Baron De Charancay

Raymond Hopper – Balndinet [Daniel’s assistant]

Betty Elliott – Julie Bille-en-Bois [an ex-actress]

Betty Dawes – Valentine [Daniel’s first wife]

Nicholas Sweet – A Porter

Adrian Hedges – Michel Aubrion


Production Crew

Associate Producer – Ross Workman

Stage Manager – Ian Elliott

ASMs – Frances Davy

ASMs – Frances Moulton

Set Design & Construction – Barrie Bowen

Lighting – Frank Hurrell

Sound Effects – John Chatfield

Wardrobe – Sheelagh O’Farrell

Properties – Valerie Collard

Properties – Maureen Hammond

Assistant to the SM – Clodagh O’Farrell

Assistant to the SM – Margaret Perrett

Assistant to the SM – Elizabeth Courtney-King

Assistant to the SM – Ann Skemer

Assistant to the SM – Patrick Daniels

Front of House Manager – George Penney


Programme Note:

BB writes in the 6d Programme: “The Young Wick Players have chosen to open the Season [1960/1961] with this play by the well-known French actor and playwright, Sacha Guitry, and they have entered it for the Sussex 3 Act Drama Festival.

As you will see, the play is set in ‘one of the best antique shops in Paris’, which has given us many problems. However, through the kindness of our Southwick friends in lending various pieces and, particularly, to Mr. George Hollis-Denis in making one piece really necessary to the action, we hope we have produced a reasonably authentic set.

I am most grateful to Ross Workman, my Associate Producer, who achieved so much in my absence on holiday. We shall look forward to seeing him as Producer, possibly next year.

Our next production will be directed by Frances Moulton. Please note the date: 9th, 10th, and 11th February 1961.
We should like to thank you for your support, and we hope to give you some pleasure both tonight and throughout the Season.”