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A Touch of the Poet

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

April 14, 15 &,16, 1966.

A Touch of the Poet

by Eugene O’Neill



Directed by
Betty Dawes


David Creedon – Mickey Maloy

Ray Hopper – Jamie Cregn

Clodagh O’Farrell – Sara Maloy

Betty Elliott – Nora Maloy

Barrie Bowen – Cornelius Melody

John Wilson – Dan Roche

David Goodger / Brian Moulton [when DG fell ill] – Paddy O’Dowd

Peter Power – Patch Riley

Frances Moulton – Deborah [Mrs. Henry Hardford]

Ralph Dawes – Nicholas Gadsby


Production Crew

Stage Manager – Frances Thorne

Settings – John Perrett

Lighting – Frank Hurrell

Properties – Margaret Perrett

Wardrobe Mistress – Morfydd Bowen

Sound Effects – Terry Mase

Production Manager – Dorothy Burnside

Audience Officer – George Porter

Box Office [Southwick 2542] – Mary Chinchen


Programme Note: A Touch of the Poet

BD wrote: “When I saw this play some years ago in Brighton I found it so powerful and haunting that I knew I had to work with it at a closer and more intimate level. A Touch of the Poet in essence deals with the personality of one man, Melody, and it is O’Neill’s ability as an author to capture the basic truth of this personality which gives the play its appeal.

I welcome you with great pleasure to this our 50th production; the play I am sure is equal to the occasion; I hope you will find the wick Theatre Company is equal to the play.”