'Henry VIII'


Railway Institute


20th - 25th February 1956


A.G. Revill

1956 saw our second production of Shakespeare's 'Henry VIII' take to the stage at the Derby Railway Institute.

The production featured original music - 'Orpheus With His Lute' - composed for the society by E. D. Marsden, a regular performer and musical director with us, who composed music for several of our productions around this time.

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


Producer - A. G. Revill
Stage Director - Miss P. Laurie
Stage Manager - R. H. A. Dyer
Musical Director - E. D. Marsden
Settings & Lighting - D. Eddowes
Wardrobe - Mrs. M. A. Wheeler & Mrs. R. H. A. Dyer
Properties - Mrs. D. McGregor
Make-up - Mrs. D. Eddowes
Prompter - Miss D. W. Knight
Dance Arrangements - Miss E. Goodchild


King Henry VIII - A. W. Pottier
Cardinal Wolsey - F. H. Garratt
Cardinal Campeius - J. C. Crum
Cranmer, Archbishop Of Canterbury - R. A. Williamson
Duke Of Norfolk - T. A. Clarke
Duke Of Buckingham - T. M. Jelley
Duke Of Suffolk - J. T. Clewes
Earl Of Surrey - C. C. Mitchell
Lord Chamberlain - I. M. Roberts
Lord Chancellor - D. George
Gardiner, Bishop Of Winchester - E. D. Marsden
Bishop Of Lincoln - A. C. Jennings
Lord Abergavenny - R. A. Williamson
Lord Sands - A. G. Styche
Sir Henry Guildford - J. A. J. Rees
Sir Thomas Lovell - A. W. Elliott
Cromwell, Secretary To Wolsey - A. A. Dean
Second Secretary To Wolsey - H. Groutage
Griffith - A. D. Smedley
Surveyor - L. Statham
Brandon - T. W. Cooper
Sergeant-At-Arms - D. McGregor
Gentleman Usher - A. G. Pratt
Executioner - J. Taylor
Guards - A. Knight, A. G. Pratt, F. L. Scargill & H. J. White
Pages - R. W. Partridge & M. J. Sykes
Queen Katherine - Miss J. Wood
Anne Bullen - Miss P. Banks
Old Lady - Mrs. V. Scopes
Patience - Miss M. E. Hand
Ladies-In-Waiting - Mrs. A. W. Elliott & Miss A. Pearson
Lady Guests - Miss M. Gilman, Miss O. Haroun & Mrs. R. Burleigh