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Anna Christie

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

September 24, 25 & 26 1964

Anna Christie

by Eugene O’Neill

Directed by
George Porter

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“Theatrical experience”
– Brighton & Hove Gazette –


Norman Hutchins – Johnny the Priest

Colin Lydon – 1st Longshore Man

Jeff Waller – 2nd Longshore Man

Colin Guy – Postman

Ralph Dawes – Larry

Brian Moulton – Chris Christopherson

Betty Dawes – Martha Owen

Clodagh O’Farrell – Anna Christopherson

Terry Mase – Steamer’s crew member

Paul Carpenter – Steamer’s crew member

Colin Lydon – Steamer’s crew member

Bob del Quiaro – Mat Burke

Jeff Waller – Johnson


Production Crew

Stage ManagerRalph Dawes

ASMMargaret Perrett

ASMPauline Dorman

ASMTerry Mase

ASMJean Porter

Production ManagerJohn Perrett

LightingFrank Hurrell

Sound EffectsDorothy Burnside

WardrobeMorfydd Bowen

Front of House ManagerBarrie Bowen


Programme Note: Anna Christie

GP wrote: “For nearly 25 years Eugene O’Neill dominated the American Theatre. His plays had weight and power. He was the giant of the new realist theatre at a time when our West End was still dallying with drawing room comedies. Today we have the Kitchen Sink, the Theatre of the Absurd, Sex and Cruelty in the language of the back street and the Public Bar: but even in this company O’Neiil’s Anna Christie still has punch and a certain full-blooded period flavour which we have endeavoured to pass on to you in this Arena production.

The seating for play is largely experimental and perhaps, in some instances far from ideal. We have done our best to meet he requirements for safety, fire prevention and accessibility whilst still preserving visibility. If you find the Arena Stage interesting and satisfying as a means of presenting plays, do please let us know.”