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Lloyd George Knew My Father

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

June 28, 29, 30 & July 1 1989

Lloyd George Knew My Father

by William Douglas Home

Directed by
Gary Brighton

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“Virtually unheard of”
– Shoreham Herald –


Jean Porter – Lady Sheila Boothroyd

David Knox – General Sir William Boothroyd

Vic Gough – Hubert Boothroyd MP

Rosemary Mose – Maud Boothroyd

Lynsey Collis – Sally Boothroyd

Philip O’Brien – Simon Green

George Illman – Reverend Trevor Simmonds

Ron Cheesman – Robertson


Production Crew

Director AssistantJill Redman

Stage ManagerDave Comber

Lighting & SoundJamie Boath

Lighting & SoundFrances Thorne

Set DesignJill Hutchinson

Set ConstructionRalph Dawes

Set ConstructionDave Collis

Set ConstructionDave Comber

Set ConstructionBrian Box

Set ConstructionMike Davy

PianistDaphne Thornton

BugleAndy Buck

PropsSue Whittaker

PropsJoan Bearman

Wardrobe SupervisorPat Moss

ContinuityDaniella Gibbs

Font of House ManagerMargaret Murrell

Foyer FlowersRosemary Biggs

Box OfficeJill Redman


Programme Note #1: Lloyd George Knew My Father

GB wrote: “Apart from the thriller Nightwatch, humour has been the key of our 40th season. The Liver Birds with its Liverpudlian humour gained Trudy Nash best actress award in the three-act play entries. Northern humour was the key to When We Are Married and in a our final play of the season we present humour from the pen of William Douglas-Home who has written such outstanding successes as The Chiltern Hundreds and The Reluctant Debutante amongst many others.

When Lady Sheila Boothroyd hears that the Planning Authorities are determined to keep to their decision to drive a road through the grounds of Boothroyd Hall – incidentally given in perpetuity by James 1st and where dear old Charles 1st stayed the night before the Battle of Edgehill – her patience is exhausted and she decides on extreme measures much to the dismay of the rest of the family.

The result I leave for you to follow – perhaps at times even vocally!”