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The Poker Session

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

May 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 1968

The Poker Session

by Hugh Leonard

Directed by
George Porter

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“Deserves a full house”
– Brighton & Hove Gazette –


Ray Hopper – Billy

Eileen Silverthorne – Mrs. Beavis

Pat Dodsworth Moss – Irene

David Creedon – Kevin

Sue Brown – Fran

Patrick Johnson – Teddy


Production Crew

Stage ManagerMike Harrington

Set DesignVincent Joyce

Set ConstructedBarrie Bowen

Lighting DesignFrank Hurrell

ElectricianTom Bannister

ElectricianBob Baker

WardrobePamela Steventon

CostumierNikki Le Roy

PropertiesMargaret Perrett

Sound EngineerFrank Hurrell

Sound EngineerTerry Mase

ASMJean Porter

Display PhotographsIan Elliott

Front of House ManagerBarrie Bowen


Programme Note: The Poker Session

GP wrote: “The play is set in modern Dublin and is about ‘What sent Billy mad’. The poker session of the title is the framework for a mental strip poker session in which each character in turn suffers from, what one might tem, indecent exposure when the events of the past are dredged up.

The play is about people and what makes them tick. At the end nothing remains the same except, perhaps, Teddy ….”