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Romeo and Juliet

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

April 5, 6, 7 & 8 1995

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Directed by
Bob Ryder

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“Full of astonishing contrasts”

– Shoreham Herald –


The Nobility

Peter McGhie – Prince Escalus [ruler of Verona]

Philip Balding – Mercutio [relative of the Prince and friend of Romeo]

Andrew Chalk – Parla [native of the Prince and suitor of Juliet]

Liz Idle – Page [to Paris]

The Montagues

Derek Fraser – Montague

Margaret Ockenden – Lady Montague

Philip O’Brien – Romeo [their son]

John Garland – Benvolio [a cousin]

Jane Porter – Page [to Romeo]

Andrew Chalk, Liz Idle – Servants [to the Montagues]

The Capulets

John Barham – Capulet

Judith Berrill – Lady Capulet

Tanja McGhie – Juliet [their daughter]

Rosemary Brown – Nurse [to Juliet]

Ken Dorey – Tybalt [a cousin]

Peter McGhie – Cousin Capulet [an elderly relative]

Peter Winstone, Alf Nicol, Liz Idle – Servants [to the Capulets]

The Church

David Creedon – Friar Laurence

Alf Nicol – Friar John

The State

Peter Winstone – Officer & Member of the Watch

Alf Nicol – Officer & Member of the Watch

Ken Dorey – Officer & Member of the Watch

John Garland – Officer & Member of the Watch

The Low Life and Other Characters

Derek Fraser – Apothecary

Jane Porter – Whore

Members of the Cast – Swordbearers, partygoers and musicians


Production Crew

Lighting DesignTrevor Langley

Fight DirectionRoy Goodall

Rehearsal CoachingPatrick Johnson

Stage ManagementDave Comber

Assistant Stage ManagerTamsin Brown

Assistant Stage ManagerJean Porter

Assistant Stage ManagerJeremy Cooke

Set ConstructionBrian Box

Set ConstructionMichael Davy

Set ConstructionDave Collis

Set ConstructionDave Comber

Set ConstructionMark Flower

Set ConstructionRalph Dawes

Set PainterFrances Thorne

Set PainterSheila Neesham

Sound EngineeringGreg Starns

Lighting & Sound OperatorTrevor Langley

Lighting & Sound OperatorFrances Thorne

PropertiesSue Whittaker

PropertiesMargaret Davy

WardrobeMargaret Faggetter

WardrobeLiz Idle

WardrobeJoan Bearman

WardrobeFrances Thorne

PublicityJudith Atkinson

Publicity PhotographsGeorge Laye

Box OfficeAnna Barden

Programme Note #1: Romeo and Juliet

“This production is Bob Ryder’s fifth for Wick, since joining the company six years ago. His earlier directing credits with us were Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus (1991), Alan Ayckbourn’s A Chorus of Disapproval (1992) and, in his own translation, Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (1992). Then came his production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night (1994), for which he also composed the music for the songs.

In addition to these distinctive contributions as a director, he also acted in several Wick productions, including the lead performances in two modern classics – as Salieri in Amadeus (1991) and Henry Carr in Travesties (1993) – and in two knockout comedies – The Royal Pardon (1992) and Run For Your Wife (1994).

Following a successful couple of seasons of running practical workshops for the company, he has recently been appointed as coordinator of all our theatre-based activities.”