Outside Edge

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

June 28, 29, 30 & July 01 1995

Outside Edge

by Richard Harris

Directed by
Samir Rahim

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“Fast paced, hilarious trip”
– Director –


Vic Gough – Roger

Judith Williamson – Miriam

John Garland – Bob

George Illman – Dennis

Jeff Nicol – Kevin

Heather Richards – Maggie

Claire Wiggins – Virginia aka Ginnie

Ken Dorey – Alex

Kati Szeless – Sharon


Production Crew

Stage ManagerJessana Palm

Production AssistantJean Porter

Set DesignDave Comber

LightingTrevor Langley

Sound DesignGreg Starns

SoundFrances Thorne

Set ConstructionBrian Box

Set ConstructionMichael Davy

Set ConstructionDave Collis

Set ConstructionDave Comber

Set ConstructionRalph Dawes

Set ConstructionMark Flower

Set PainterFrances Thorne

Set PainterSheila Neesham

PropertiesMargaret Davy

PropertiesSue Whittaker

WardrobeJane Porter

Front of House ManagerMark Flower

PublicityJudith Williamson

Publicity PhotographyGeorge Laye


Programme Note #1: Outside Edge

SR wrote: “Richard Harris is razor sharp with his characterisations in Outside Edge. From the myopic Roger to the utterly confused Bob, all his characters are wonderfully written. This play is more than a light breeze through a Saturday afternoon game of cricket. It talks of relationships and the breakdown of communication. It deals with age and the constant battle between manhood and its responsibilities and the pursuit of youth and its frivolities. His wit and humour aids us to share, feel and indeed accept the players’ failings even through the cruelest [sic] actions and comments. I am guilty of watching one episode of the TV series and am happy to say there is no comparison between this production and that one.

We have a fast paced, hilarious trip into the territory of Roger as he guides his team to the toughest task yet – pitching his men against the opposition of the combined and slightly more than belligerent might of the British Railways [Maintenance Division], Yeading East!

I would like to thank the Wick Theatre Company for this opportunity to direct with them. My thanks to the cast and crew and all those members who offered their services so willingly.

I would also like to thank you, the audience, for coming to see the show and keeping live theatre just that ….ALIVE”

Programme Note #2: Outside Edge

“Samir Rahim obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre Arts from America where he had the opportunity to direct and act in a variety of productions. Among the most memorable are Caucasian Chalk Circle, Oedipus Rex, Orchards and Prelude to a Kiss. He had the distinction of writing and directing A Family Affair which won the American Arts Festival for the New England Area and, later that year he was rated in the top ten per cent of College Actors for 1991.

Outside Edge will be his directorial debut for the Wick but he has acted with us in Twelfth Night and Rape of the Belt for which he went on to win the ‘Best Comedy Actor’ award in the Brighton Festival. [ed; probably the Brighton & Hove Drama Festival] Samir has equity points and hopes to turn professional in the next few years. He is twenty five and lives in Brighton with his American college sweetheart, Jessana. ”