'Racing Demon'
by David Hare


Shakespeare House


11th October 1991



Alicia Petty

This 1991 rehearsed reading of David Hare's 'Racing Demon' was performed both 'in-house' at Shakespeare House and at the Diocese of Derby Ministry Conference at the Hayes Conference Centre in Swanwick, Derbyshire.

The play proved to be popular with both audiences and was chosen by the Diocese for its challenging content that deals with ethical and moral issues that were of interest to them at the time.

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


Director - Alicia Petty
Stage Manager - Peter Harrington
Lighting & Sound Designer - Andy Pike
Lighting Operator - Lorna Harrington
Sound Operator - Ken Brown
Properties - Elaine Lawrenson, Chris Bloor & Amaryllis Roy
Clerical Advisors - Sheila Pite & Susan Staff


The Rev. Lionel Espy - Ian Arnot
The Rt. Rev. Charlie Allen, Bishop of Southwark - Tony Jaggers
Frances Parnell - Carolyn O'Brien
The Rev. Tony Ferris - Alan Smith
Stella Marr - Helen Cornfield
The Rev. Donald 'Streaky' Bacon - Phil Button
The Rev. Harry Henderson - Keith Briars
Heather Espy - Ann Toy
Ewan Gilmour - David Williamson
Tommy Adair - Eric Dicken
The Rt. Rev. Gilbert Herrernan, Bishop of Kingston - Mike Evans
Head Waiter at the Savoy - Ken Collier
Waitress at the Savoy - Melissa Stanton
Attendants at the Synod - Ken Collier & Melissa Stanton