'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
& 'Othello'


Derby Playhouse


9th - 21st February 1959


L. H. Titmuss & Mrs. V. Scopes

As was the custom at the time in 1959 we presented our 'Shakespeare Festival' - two back-to-back productions in consecutive weeks at the old Derby Playhouse in Sacheveral Street.

This was the 5th time we had presented a production of 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' and the show featured incidental music by Mendelssohn. The production of 'Othello' was our third and used costumes by B. J. Simmons & Co. Ltd. and wigs for the female characters provided by Gustave.

We hope to be able to add more information and photographs from this production soon.


Producer - L. H. Titmuss
Settings Design - Enid Clarke
Settings Painting - Sally Nieper
Ladies & Fairies Costume Design - Mrs. M. A. Wheeler
Dance Arrangement - Cynthia Haslam
Stage Director - D. Eddowes
Stage Manager - G. S. Aspdin
Wardrobe - Mrs. M. A. Wheeler & Mrs. R. H. A. Dyer
Properties - Mrs. D. McGregor & Miss M. Willis
Make-up - Mrs. D. Eddowes
Prompter - Mrs. M. Dalton

Producer - Mrs. V. Scopes
Settings Design - D. Eddowes & Enid Clarke
Settings Painting - Sally Nieper
Sword Fight Arrangement - D. McGregor
Stage Director - Miss P. Laurie
Stage Manager - J. W. Townsend
Wardrobe - Mrs. M. A. Wheeler & Mrs. R. H. A. Dyer
Properties - Mrs. D. McGregor & Miss M. Willis
Make-up - Mrs. D. Eddowes
Music - K. Burrows
Prompters - Miss D. W. Knight & Mrs. K. Pipes


Theseus - T. M. Jelley
Egeus - K. G. Collier
Lysander - E. Spencer
Demetrius - J. A. J. Rees
Philostrate - L. Blyther
Peter Quince - E. G. Ennals
Nick Bottom - B. Swindell
Francis Flute - K. Tipper
Tom Snout - A. Gulland
Snug - D. McGregor
Robin Starveling - C. M. Redfearn
Athenian Foresters - G. E. Bakewell & E. R. Virgo
Hippolyta - Mrs. J. R. H. Budibent & Miss F. McGregor
Hermia - Mrs. F. H. Garratt
Helena - Miss P. E. Garrard
Oberon - M. L. Raven-Hill
Titania - Miss J. Gamble
Puck - Guy Sanders
First Fairy - Pamela Parkin
Peaseblossom - Tessa Scopes
Cobweb - Victoria Smith
Moth - Kay Pottier
Mustardseed - Barbara Bendall
Other Fairies - Linda Bridge, Wendy Bridge, Andrew Backhouse & Anthony Simms
Indian Boy - David Millward
Singers - Miss D. Brookes, Mrs. H. Dunning, Mrs. E. Kerby & Mrs. N. Taylor

Duke Of Venice - J. E. H. Smith
First Senator - I. M. Roberts
Brabantio - R. A. Williamson
Gratiano - A. G. Styche
Lodovico - A. W. Elliott
Othello - F. H. Garratt
Cassio - K. Pipes
Iago - A. W. Pottier
Roderigo - P. B. Marley
Montano - A. R. Carter
First Gentleman - A. A. Dean
Second Gentleman - D. McGregor
Sailor - K. Garratt
Messenger - A. L. Smith
Soldiers & Servants - B. McGraw, R. Pearman, D. P. Potter, J. R. Taylor & N. W. Whitmore
Desdemona - Mrs. J. T. Clewes
Emilia - Miss J. Wood
Bianca - Miss P. Banks
Attendants On Desdemona - Mrs. E. P. Bridge & Mrs. A. W. Pottier