'As You Like It' & 'Antony & Cleopatra'


Grand Theatre & Repton School


13th - 18th February 1933


A. G. Revill

'Derby Amateurs Triumph'
Review from Derby Mercury

'As You Like It' saw its third outing while 'Antony & Cleopatra' has its debut in our February 1933 double bill production. Each play alternated with the other between the matinee and evening performance of the day throughout the week.  This busy schedule was customary for the British Empire Shakespeare Society (Derby Branch), as we were then known, at the time.  The Grand Theatre was our regular venue at the time, though following the Second World War the society was unable to return to the Grand and it was subsequently converted into a dance hall and, in later years, a succession of nightclubs and restaurants.


Duke - Mr. F. H. Roe
Frederick - Mr. A. E. Goodey
Amiens - Mr. D. M. Cargill
Jaques - Mr. A. G. Revill
Le Beau - Mr. L. H. Titmuss
Charles - Mr. J. Bottom
Oliver - Mr. H. W. Ellis
Jaques - Mr. S. Morrison
Orlando - Mr. G. W. Raybould
Adam - Mr. E. D. Marsden
Touchstone - Mr. D. Campbell
Corin - Mr. G. F. Knighton
Sylvius - Mr. J. W. Harris
William - Mr. D. G. Gilman
Lord - Mr. R. E. Williams
Foresters - Messrs. C. H. Aslin, Clive Bemrose, E. J. Browne, J. C. Goodchild, J. W. P. Martin, J. Barton & J. Howard Smith
Attendants - Messrs. W. H. Warren, A. Baker, N. Robson & N. Hirst
Rosalind - Miss Eileen Whitehouse
Celia - Miss Betty Wilkins
Phebe - Mrs. G. F. Knighton
Audrey - Miss Kathleen Grindrod

Antony - Mr. A. G. Revill
Octavius Caesar - Mr. H. W. Ellis
Lepidus - Mr. C. G. Dowding
Sextus Pompeius - Mr. V. R. Shepherd
Domitius Enobarbus - Mr. A. D. Smedley
Eros - Mr. R. E. Williams
Scarus - Mr. A. D. Fraser
Maecenas - Mr. J. W. P. Martin
Agrippa - Mr. F. H. Roe
Proculeius - Mr. J. E. Locke
Thyreus - Mr. M. H. Simpson
Menas - Mr. E. J. Browne
Canidius - Mr. J. F. C. Kent
Alexas - Mr. L. H. Titmuss
Mardian - Dr. T. E. Ashdown Carr
Diomedes - Mr. J. H. Ufton
Soothsayer - Mr. E. D. Marsden
Clown - Mr. D. G. Gilman
Messenger - Mr. F. C. Copestake
Soldiers Attending Upon Antony - Messrs. N. Robson, N. Hirst, J. L. Trippett & A. Baker
Soldiers Attending Upon Caesar - Messrs. W. H. Warren, S. Rubinstein & E. Jessop
Servants In Caesar's Household - Messrs. P. G. Tweddell & S. Morrison
Servants Of Sextus Pompeius - Messrs. E. V. Pratt, J. C. Goodchild & Dennis Raybould
Cleopatra - Mrs. A. R. Laurie
Octavia - Mrs. C. H. Aslin
Charmian - Mrs. A. G. Revill
Iras - Mrs. H. Boorman
Ladies In Waiting - Miss Marjorie I. Browne, Miss Barbara Beaver, Miss Barbara Wilkins & Miss Betty Wilkins


Producer - Mr. A. G. Revill
Musical Director - Mr. Sidney T. Sadler
Costumes - Messrs. B. J. Simmonds & Co. Limited