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Four One-Act Plays

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

December 7 & 8 1956

A Phoenix Too Frequent was first performed in 1954 as part of the Southwick Community Centre’s Festival of Art & Crafts. The Young Wick Players were placed first in the One-Act competition. Molly Penney directed and Patrick Johnson assisted. Pat took the part of Tageus-Chromis in this 1956 production since Ian Elliott was away at college.
The decision to repeat the production as part of this Four One-Act Plays was to present before a wider audience.

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“Young Wick Players do a good job”
– Shoreham Herald –

The Plays


A Phoenix Too Frequent

by Christopher Fry

Directed by
Elizabeth Penney


Betty Carpenter – Dynamene

Betty Gedge – Doto

Patrick Johnson – Tegenus-Chrom


Great Catherine

by George Bernard Shaw

Directed by
Elizabeth Penney


Ralph Dawes – Patiomkin

Patricia Holloway – Varinka

Ross Workman – Sergeant

Patrick Johnson – Edstaston

Adrian Hedges – Naryshkin

Judy Wilkey – Princess Dashkoff

Betty Gedge – Catherine

Betty Carpenter – Claire

Joseph Moherne – 1st soldier

Seamus McGurk – 2nd soldier


A Room in the Tower

by Hugh Stewart

Directed by
Frances Moulton


Diane Topping – Mrs. Tylney

Mary Gedge – Lady Jane Grey

Patricia Mason – Mrs. Ellen

Jean Porter – Mary Tudor


November Afternoon

by Anthony Pelissier

Directed by
Patrick Johnson


Seamus McGurk – The Man

Valerie Briggs – The Girl


Production Crew

Stage ManagerClive Townsend

LightingFrank Hurrell