'Macbeth' & 'Twelfth Night'


Grand Theatre & Repton School


12th - 17th February 1934


A. G. Revill

Though the ever-popular 'Twelfth Night' had already been presented twice in the company's history by 1934 this production marked the first time that we had brought 'Macbeth' to the stage.

The two plays were performed in February, each alternating with the other between the matinee and evening performance of the day.  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.


Producer - A. G. Revill
Assistant Producers - Messrs. C. B. Sherwin & F. H. Roe


Mrs. A. R. Laurie as Lady Macbeth

Mrs. A. R. Laurie as Lady Macbeth

Duncan - Mr. C. G. Dowding
Malcolm - Mr. L. H. Titmuss
Donalbain - Mr. J. A. Taylor
Macbeth - Mr. R. E. Williams
Banquo - Mr. F. H. Roe
Macduff - Mr. V. R. Shepherd
Lennox - Mr. D. G. Gilman
Ross - Mr. H. W. Ellis
Angus - Mr. O. Humphreys
Fleance - Mr. S. Morrison
Seyton - Mr. J. W. P. Martin
Boy - Master Robin Gibson
Doctor - Mr. M. H. Simpson
Sergeant - Mr. W. H. Warren
Porter - Mr. J. Bottom
Nobleman - Mr. G. R. Willis
Messenger - Mr. P. N. Phizackerley
Murderers - Dr. T. E. Ashdown Carr, Mr. S. E. H. Dowding & Mr. C. H. Aslin
Witches - Mr. G. F. Knighton, Mr. R. G. Deane & Mr. W. A. Scott
Nobles, Soldiers, etc. - Messrs. W. J. Aird, R. Burnett, W. W. Harris, W. Hughes, C. B. Payne, J. H. Upton & J. C. Williams
Lady Macbeth - Mrs. A. R. Laurie
Lady Macduff - Miss Dorothy Williams
Gentlewoman - Mrs. C. H. Aslin
Ladies In Waiting - Mrs. T. E. Ashdown Carr, Mrs. V. R. Shepherd, Mrs. G. R. Willis, Miss I. G. Fielding, Miss J. M. Meighan & Miss D. Riley
Apparitions - Mr. F. W. Watson, Mr. J. C. Goodchild & Master J. G. Mills

Orsino - Mr. H. W. Ellis
Sebastian - Mr. L. H. Titmuss
Antonio - Mr. C. G. Dowding
Sea Captain - Mr. J. Bottom
Valentine - Mr. J. Howard Smith
Curio - Mr. J. W. P. Martin
Sir Toby Belch - Mr. D. Campbell
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - Mr. M. H. Simpson
Malvolio - Mr. A. D. Smedley
Fabian - Mr. J. W. Harris
Feste - Mr. G. F. Knighton
Priest - Mr. J. A. Taylor
Singer - Mr. D. M. Cargill
Officers - Mr. W. H. Warren & Mr. D. G. Gilman
Courtiers - Mr. A. Saint & Mr. S. Morrison
Olivia - Mrs. J. Howard Smith
Viola - Miss Eileen Whitehouse
Maria - Mrs. G. F. Knighton
Ladies In Waiting - Miss Marjorie I. Browne, Miss H. C. Greaves, Miss Mignon Lander & Miss G. Tweddell