'Lock Up Your Daughters'
by Henry Fielding, adapted by Bernard Miles


Derby Playhouse


2nd - 6th February 1993



Keith Briars

In February 1993 we took to the Derby Playhouse stage with our production of the bawdy romp 'Lock Up Your Daughters'.

Based upon Henry Fielding's 'Rape Upon Rape' this outrageous adaptation by Bernard Miles featured music by notable film composer Laurie Johnson and lyrics by Lionel Bart, well known for his work on 'Oliver!'.

This was not Derby Shakespeare first foray into musical theatre territory. Previously we had staged 'The Comedy Of Errors' in 1984 using Trevor Nunn's musical adaptation and 'Man Of La Mancha' in 1989.

Replete with splendid period costumes, lusty sing-a-longs and saucy comedy this show proved a great favourite with Derby audiences of the time and remains one of our most lavish productions to date.

No doubt our talented performers will get the chance to show off their singing skills again with another musical production sometime in the coming years!

All photographs taken by Colin Kirk.


Director - Keith Briars
Assistant Director - Ann Toy
Musical Director - Andrew Nicklin
Choreographer - Jackie O'Brien
Rehearsal Pianist - David Parry
Set Designer - Andy Miller
Lighting Designer - Ray Dolby
Sound - Andrew Elsegood
Wardrobe Mistress - Flora Palmer
Wardrobe Assistants - Joyce Dean, Lynda Smith & Sue Stuart
Make-up Adviser - Gordon Humphries
Properties - Ruth Eycott, Jill Cocke & Judy Pratt
Stage Director - Peter Harrington
Book - Rachael Bayley
Assistant Stage Managers - Glenn Ford & Alan Jackson
Crew - Clive Ashmore, Maureen & Terry Betts, Alex Bloor, Andrew James, Karen & John McFall & Neil Worton
Follow Spot Operators - Bill Dugard & Chris Gundel
Prompt - Margaret Arnot, Judi Budiment & Peggie Williamson
Photography - Tony Eycott
Press Officer - Alicia Petty
Front Of House - Phil Button
Business Manager - Tony Jaggers


Staff - Mark Hopwell
Squeezum - Peter Frost
Quill - Tony Jaggers
Mrs. Squeezum - Joanna Hands
Sotmore - Alan Smith
Ramble - Mark Dickinson
Brazencourt - Fred Wood
Politic - Ian Arnot
Hilaret - Lorna Harrington
Cloris - Alicia Petty
Dabble - David Culm
Faithful - John Uttley
Worthy - Mike Evans
Captain Constant - Kevin Jones
Townswomen - Chris Bloor, Elaina Evans & Carolyn O'Brien
Watchmen - Steve Foster & Brian Stokes


Flute / Alto Flute / Alto Sax - Sarah Parnell
French Horn - Robert Parker
Trumpet - Sarah Theobald
Keyboards - Andrew Nicklin & David Curtiss
Kit / Percussion - David Robinson
Harp - Eleanor Hudson
Electric Bass - Carl Smith