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The Poker Session

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

May 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11, 1968.

The Poker Session

by Hugh Leonard



Directed by
George Porter


Ray Hopper – Billy

Eileen Silverthorne – Mrs. Beavis

Pat Dodsworth Moss – Irene

David Creedon – Kevin

Sue Brown – Fran

Patrick Johnson – Teddy


Production Crew

Stage Manager – Mike Harrington

Set Design – Vincent Joyce

Set Constructed – Barry Bowen

Lighting Design – Frank Hurrell

Electrician – Tom Bannister

Electrician – Bob Baker

Wardrobe – Pamela Steventon

Costumier – Nikki Le Roy

Properties – Margaret Perrett

Sound Engineer – Frank Hurrell

Sound Engineer – Terry Mase

ASM – Jean Porter

Display Photographs – Ian Elliott

Front of House Manager – Barrie Bowen


Programme Note: The Poker Session

GP wrote: “The play is set in modern Dublin and is about ‘What sent Billy mad’. The poker session of the title is the framework for a mental strip poker session in which each character in turn suffers from, what one might tem, indecent exposure when the events of the past are dredged up.

The play is about people and what makes them tick. At the end nothing remains the same except, perhaps, Teddy ….”