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Guys and Dolls

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

March 30, 31 – April 1, 2, 3 1993

Guys and Dolls

Music & Lyrics by Frank Loesser
Book by Jo Swerling  &  Abe Burrows

Directed by
Joan Bearman

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“Enthusiastic response”
– Shoreham Herald –


Ray Hopper – Nicely-Nicely Johnson

Adrian Kenward – Benny Southstreet

Andy Chalk – Rusty Charlie

William Murray -Nathan Detroit

Vic Gough – Arvide Abernathy

Christopher Martin – Sky Masterton

George Illman – Lieutenant Brannigan

Brian Moulton – Big Jule

Brian Jones – Harry the Horse

Mike Renouf – Scranton Slim and Texan

Ralph Dawes – Joey Biltmore

Dave Collis – Angie the Ox

Kevin Isaac – Liver Lips Louie

Kevin Isaac – Doll Salesman

Philip Burton – Brandy Bottle Bates

Philip Burton – Boxer

Alan Upton – Benny the Greek

Tim Donkin – Pickpocket

Tim Donkin – Society Max

Charles Porter – Calvin

Mark Flower – Policeman

Rosemary Brown – Sarah Brown

Rosemary Mose – Miss Adelaide

Sheila Wright – Agatha

Frances Moulton – Martha

Joan Braddock – General Cartwright

Jo Hopper – Mimi

Eileen Farmiloe – Hot Box Girl

Jo Hopper – Hot Box Girl

Jane Porter – Hot Box Girl

Hazel Starns – Hot Box Girl

Meriel Taylor – Hot Box Girl

Claire Wiggins – Hot Box Girl

Betty Dawes – Bag Lady

Judith Berrill – Waitress [New York]

Judith Berrill – Newsvendor

Margaret Faggetter – Waitress [Cuba]

Margaret Faggetter – Streetwalker

Smudge Roberts – Streetwalker

Sue Whittaker – Guide

Linda Mostyn – Sightseer

Sheila Neesham – Sightseer

Jennifer Mose– Film Fan

Gail Taylor – Film Fan

Dorothy Edney – Doll Stallholder

Charlotte Porter – A Baby

Conor Maynard – A Baby

Production Crew

Musical DirectorEric Thompson

Musical DirectorPatrick Johnson

DesignerVincent Joyce

ChoreographyTrudy Nash

ChoreographyJane Porter

Stage ManagerDave Comber

Lighting & SoundFrances Thorne

Lighting & SoundTrevor Langley

GuitarBob Ryder

SetBrian Box

SetDave Collis

SetDave Comber

SetMike Davy

SetRalph Dawes

SetMark Flower

SetTim Hayles

SetFrances Thorne

SetSheila Neesham

PropertiesMargaret Davy

PropertiesSue Whittaker

Wardrobe Co-ordinatorMargaret Faggetter

AssistantVal Dymock

AssistantMargaret Hilchey

AssistantSmudge Roberts

MillineryFrances Moulton

ContinuityMargaret Ockenden

Production SecretaryJean Porter

PublicityJudith Atkinson

PublicityJamie Boath

PublicityAnn Donkin

PublicityJean Porter

PhotographyGeorge Laye

Box OfficeJill Redman

Front of House ManagerReg Heselden

Front of House ManagerJune Illman

Front of House ManagerMargaret Murrell

Programme Notes: Guys and Dolls – ” This is the Wick’s 150th Production “

Guys and Dolls is based on a story and characters by Damon Runyon. It was first performed in the 1950’s and has been popular ever since. Set against a background of lively street life on Broadway in the 1930’s, the colourful characters play out a story of the struggle between good and evil and the attraction that each holds for the other.

Damon Runyon wrote realistically about people and there is no black and white divide between good and evil in his characters.

The Director, Joan Bearman says: ‘The crapshooters and gamblers may be seedy characters but they often have hearts of gold. They have their own moral code. However, they are not the sort of people you would introduce to your favourite aunt.’