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The School for Scandal

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre

March 4, 5, 6, 7 & 8 1969

The School for Scandal

by Richard Brinsley Sheridan

Directed by
Mr. Le Roy

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“School is lesson in production!”
– Brighton & Hove Gazette –


Mrs. Porter – Lady Sneerwell

Mr. Johnson – Snake

Mr. Bowen – Joseph Surface

Miss Brown – Maria

Mrs. Bingham – Mrs. Candour

Mr. Creedon – Crabtree

Mr. Deasey – Sir Benjamin Backbite

Mr. Le Roy – Sir Peter Teazle

Mr. Loder – Rowley

Miss Welton – Lady Teazle

Mr. Dawes – Sir Oliver Surface

Mr. Nicholas – Moses

Mr. Betteridge – Charles Surface

Mr. Johnson – Careless

Mr. Harrington – Trip

Miss Joyce – Maid

Mr. Lydon – Gentlemen and Servants

Mr. Phillipe

Mrs. Thorne

Mrs. Perrett

Miss Robyns

Miss Avery – Blackamoor

Miss Newman – Blackamoor

Miss Deasey – Blackamoor

Production Crew

Stage ManagerMr. Harrington

Stage LightingMr. Hurrell

EffectsMr. Mase

EffectsMr. Hurrell

WardrobeMrs. Bowen

Costume Hire – Le Roy of Brighton

PropertiesMrs. Thorne

PropertiesMrs. Perrett

PropertiesMrs. Blagden

Display PhotographsMr. Elliott

Front of House ManagerMr. Porter

Programme Note: The School for Scandal

NLR wrote: “A School for Scandal – needs there a school this modish art to teach you – as might as well be taught to eat and drink” – so said Mr. Garrick in a prologue to Sheridan’s satire on the popular pastime of the society of the mid-Eighteenth Century.

With broad sweeps of the pen and cutting candour he contours every facet of this scandalous affair – the schizophrenic brothers, neither of whom is what he appears on the surface – the murmuring of the teazer to a perfect partner – one vulnerable to teasing. The sneering backbiting aristocrats and the crab old batchelor [sic] – the veritable snake in the grass selling his art of scandal mongering to the highest bidder.

I see them all appearing in the comic strip of the Eighteenth Century journals, and this is how they are going to appear in the Wick Theatre Company Chronicle.”