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Don’t Listen Ladies

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

November 3, 4 & 5 1960

Don’t Listen Ladies

by Sacha Guitry  (adapted by Stephen Powys & Guy Bolton)

Directed by
Bess Blagden

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“Players aimed high”
– Brighton & Hove Gazette –


Patrick Johnson – Daniel Bachelet [antique dealer]

Patricia Bennett – Henriette [a maid]

Jean Porter – Madeleine [Daniel’s second wife]

Ralph Dawes – Baron De Charancay

Raymond Hopper – Balndinet [Daniel’s assistant]

Betty Elliott – Julie Bille-en-Bois [an ex-actress]

Betty Dawes – Valentine [Daniel’s first wife]

Nicholas Sweet – A Porter

Adrian Hedges – Michel Aubrion


Production Crew

Associate ProducerRoss Workman

Stage ManagerIan Elliott

ASMsFrances Davy

ASMsFrances Moulton

Set Design & ConstructionBarrie Bowen

LightingFrank Hurrell

Sound EffectsJohn Chatfield

WardrobeSheelagh O’Farrell

PropertiesValerie Collard

PropertiesMaureen Hammond

Assistant to the SMClodagh O’Farrell

Assistant to the SMMargaret Perrett

Assistant to the SMElizabeth Courtney-King

Assistant to the SMAnn Skemer

Assistant to the SMPatrick Daniels

Front of House ManagerGeorge Penney


Programme Note:

BB writes in the 6d Programme: “The Young Wick Players have chosen to open the Season [1960/1961] with this play by the well-known French actor and playwright, Sacha Guitry, and they have entered it for the Sussex 3 Act Drama Festival.

As you will see, the play is set in ‘one of the best antique shops in Paris’, which has given us many problems. However, through the kindness of our Southwick friends in lending various pieces and, particularly, to Mr. George Hollis-Denis in making one piece really necessary to the action, we hope we have produced a reasonably authentic set.

I am most grateful to Ross Workman, my Associate Producer, who achieved so much in my absence on holiday. We shall look forward to seeing him as Producer, possibly next year.

Our next production will be directed by Frances Moulton. Please note the date: 9th, 10th, and 11th February 1961.
We should like to thank you for your support, and we hope to give you some pleasure both tonight and throughout the Season.”