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Breath of Spring

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

December 14, 15 & 16, 1961.

Breath of Spring

by Peter Coke

“They stole to help others”
– Shoreham Herald –


Directed by
Elizabeth Penney


Betty Elliott – Miss Parry [Nan]

Maureen Hammonds – Lily Thompson

Betty Dawes – Lady Miller [Alice]

Ralph Dawes – The Brigadier [Bertie]

Bess Blagden – Dame Beatrice Appleby [Bee]

Frances Moulton – Miss Hatfield [Hattie]

Ross Workman – Detective Sergeant Pape

George Porter – Policeman


Production Crew

Stage ManagerPatrick Daniels

LightingFrank Hurrell

Sound EffectsBeverley Sturmey

WardrobeJennie Walker

Stage StaffElizabeth Courtney-King

Stage StaffMary Chinchen

Stage StaffAnn Skemer

Stage StaffMaureen Paine

Set DesignHarry Chinchen

Set ConstructionHarry Chinchen

Front of House ManagerGeorge Penney


Programme Note:

EP wrote: “If you don’t enjoy this play, go and see your doctor!
If you don’t laugh at all, go and see a psychiatrist!
If you do enjoy it and laugh a lot, come and see the Young Wick again.”