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The Life and Death of Almost Everybody

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

August 11, 12 & 13, 2005

The Life and Death of Almost Everybody

by David Campton

Directed by
Mark Best

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“Held my interest throughout”
– Shoreham Herald –


Tom Harris – Sweeper

Kira Brannlund – Aunt Harriet

Paul James – Young Man

Sara Hadfield – Young Woman

Danny Bayford – Mr. Broom

Katie Foulsham – Mrs. Broom

James Wilson – Mr. Guide

Sarah Allen – Mrs. Guide

Katie Whitmore – Lust

James Wilson – Envy

Carla Coppendale – Avarice

Sophie Lane – Gluttony

Helen Brewster – Anger

Kirsty Biss – Sloth

Katie Whitmore – Emissary

Hugo Harwood – Messenger

Danny Bayford – Court Official

Helen Brewster – Girl

James Foulsham – Chief of Police

Sophie Lane – 1st Guard

Hugo Harwood – 2nd Guard

Kirsty Biss – Indignant Person

Katie Foulsham – Voice in the Crowd

Courtney Troullos – Manager


Production Crew

ProducerKevin Isaac

LightingMike Medway

SoundSimon Snelling

Stage ManagerRyan Lainchbury

DSMKevin Isaac

ASMZoë Attree

WardrobeZoë Attree

WardrobeCherry Briggs

Workshop TeamDavid Comber

Workshop TeamMike Davy

Workshop TeamRobert Mitchell

PublicityRosemary Bouchy

PublicityRosemary Brown

PublicitySimon Druce

Front of HouseBetty Dawes

Box OfficeMargaret Murrell


Programme Note #1: The Life and Death of Almost Everybody

MB wrote: “After their successful production of The Exam last year, Young Wick have set their sights on a more challenging and thought-provoking piece. Over the past year the group has grown in numbers and gained experience in more tasks on and off stage. With new faces working alongside original members, it has been a pleasure to direct them and see them grow as performers.

This year Young Wick have chosen a play with a comic tone – but underneath there are some serious and symbolic moments that mirror our own history. As he tidies up an empty stage, The Sweeper is tempted to experiment with the magic power of the theatre, to create life through the exercise of the imagination. From this The Sweeper creates a Young Man and a Young Woman. As events begin to go beyond his bewildered control, the most potent forces in human life and society – love, hate, politics, religion – emerge and dominate. Eventually, The Sweeper struggles to regain control of his delinquent creations, but can he banish them back to the shadows before the Stage Manger returns? All you have to do is imagine …”