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The Real Inspector Hound

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

August 9, 10, 11, 2001

The Real Inspector Hound

by Tom Stoppard

Directed by
Simon Druce


Black & Silver

by Michael Frayn

Directed by
Peter Thompson

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“Double whammy of laughs”
– Shoreham Herald –

The Real Inspector Hound


John Garland – Moon

Bob Ryder – Birdboot

Theresa Manville – Mrs. Drudge

Adrian Kenward – Simon

Candice Gregory – Felicity

Zoë Edden – Cynthia

Peter Thompson – Magnus

Hugh Hemmings – Inspector Hound

Derek Fraser – Radio Announcer / Body

Black & Silver


Adrian Kenward – Peter

Hazel Starns – Natalie


Production Crew

Stage ManagerMarc Lewis

ASMJudith Berrill

LightingMike Medway

SoundSimon Snelling

PropertiesMargaret Davy

PropertiesSue Whittaker

CostumeMargaret Pierce

PublicityRosemary Bouchy

PublicityRosemary Brown

PublicityFrances Thorne

Workshop TeamBrian Box

Workshop TeamDavid Collis

Workshop TeamDavid Comber

Workshop TeamMike Davy

Workshop TeamMarc Lewis

Front of HouseValerie Bray

Box OfficeMargaret Murrell

Programme Note #1: The Real Inspector Hound & Black and Silver

“Welcome to Studio theatre from the Wick Theatre Company in Southwick’s historic Barn Hall

This production is the second in an exciting new development for Wick. We are now expanding our traditional season of four productions, up to six a year – or more. And at least two of those will now be performed in a ‘studio’ style. Sometimes this will man that plays will be presented ‘in the round’, with the audience sitting around the acting area, in the main body of the Barn. Sometimes it may be presented in the even more intimate area of the big new stage. In any event, the maximum audience will be no more than 100 people – and all the action will be very direct and ‘close-up’!

Tonight it is a double bill – by two of the masters of modern British comedy. Black and Silver by Michael Frayn is a brilliant comic miniature, by the playwright of Noises Off. It’s a nightmare farce, as a young couple revisit the scene of their happy honeymoon hotel – but this time with the handicap of having to share their room with their own screaming baby. The Real Inspector Hound, by Tom Stoppard, is an acknowledged comedy masterpiece. It’s the ultimate spoof on the Agatha Christie ‘whodunnit’ – and a whole lot more besides!

This production marks the directing debut of both Peter Thompson and Simon Druce. They are two of the six Wick members in 2001preenting their first productions for the Company. This is a sure sign o the ‘strength in depth’ that Wick Theatre Company can now draw upon. We wish Simon and Peter and their stage and backstage crew, all the very best for a successful production and for a demonstration of an extra style of theatre now on offer at the Barn.”