'Much Ado About Nothing'


Railway Institute


21st - 26th February 1949


A. G. Revill & E. D. Marsden

Richard III 1950.jpg

Our second production of 'Much Ado About Nothing' came in 1949.

This show was produced by the regular team of George Revill and Douglas Marsden who directed numerous productions for the society in the post-war years.  During this time the British Empire Shakespeare Society (Derby Branch), as we were then known, regularly performed every February for consecutive weeks at the Railway Institute in Derby.

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


Producers - A. G. Revill & E. D. Marsden
Music Arranged By - Mr. & Mrs. J. C. Crum
Dances Arranged By - Miss Constance Gray
Stage Director - Leslie Roome
Settings & Lighting - Dennis Eddowes
Wardrobe & Properties - Mrs. M. A. Wheeler
Scene Painting - Cecil Smith


Don Pedro - A. D. Smedley
Don John - E. D. Marsden
Claudio - B. M. Smith
Benedick - Philip Broadley
Leonato - T. R. Dean
Antonio - L. H. Titmuss
Balthasar - L. Holridge
Conrade - E. H. Cutts
Borachio - I. J. Short
Friar Francis - L. Irving
Dogberry - D. Campbell
Verges - G. D. D. Wilson
Sexton - P. T. D. Sharratt
Watchmen - C. Bell, G. T. Shardlow, S. Watson & D. Willett
Messenger - C. Bell
Boy - K. J. Price
Hero - Mrs. E. H. Cutts
Beatrice - Miss B. M. Gilks
Margaret - Miss J. V. Wilkins
Ursula - Miss A. Russell