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She Stoops to Conquer

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

May 20, 21, 22, 23 & 24 1980

She Stoops to Conquer

by Oliver Goldsmith

Directed by
George Porter

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“Language no barrier”
– Shoreham Herald –


Frances Moulton – Mrs. Hardcastle

Keith Denyer – Mr. Hardcastle

David Creedon – Tony Lumpkin, his stepson

Jeanette Goode – Kate Hardcastle

Valerie Burt – Constance Neville, Kate’s cousin

Ronald Cheesman – Landlord

Tim Cara – Marlow

Peter Joyce – Hastings

Bill Mack – Diggory

Denis Picott – Roger

Alan Upton – Sir Charles Marlow

John King – Fellow

Joan Bearman – Maid


Production Crew

Stage ManagerBrian Moulton

AssistantMargaret Davy

AssistantFrances Thorne

AssistantSusan Whittaker

AssistantJane Corbett

LightingFrank Hurrell

LightingAndrew Theaker

Set ConstructionBrian Moulton

Wardrobe MistressPat Moss

Front of HousePat Moss

Box OfficeBetty Dawes

Programme DesignAntony Muzzall


Programme Note #1: She Stoops to Conquer

GP wrote: “Dr. Johnson had a high regard for Oliver Goldsmith and he and his friends formed a ‘cheer group’ to see this play through its first performance at Covent Garden in 1773. The need not have worried; the play was an immediate success and has been so ever since.

It is good humoured, without the malice of the Restoration Comedies of the day. The characters are likeable and the fun, boisterous as Tony Lumpkin ‘leads’ his doting mother a fine dance. The young ladies are delightful; the comic plot beautifully constructed; the play reflects the manners and social attitudes of its day but has a heart and warmth!

Pat Moss has had a great time designing and making the costumes – the cast have enjoyed preparing their rôles and now, we hope that you, the audience, will be pleasantly diverted and depart homewards with a smile in your hearts.”