'The Merchant Of Venice'
& 'Henry V'


Derby Playhouse


3rd - 15th February 1958


L. H. Titmuss, A.G. Revill & K. Collier

As was the custom at the time in 1958 we presented our 'Shakespeare Festival' - two back-to-back productions in consecutive weeks at the old Derby Playhouse in Sacheveral Street.

This year's productions marked a particularly significant milestone in our history as 1958 was the 50th anniversary of the society's formation.  These two productions were a superb way to mark the occasion, featuring the music of Berlioz and Cherubini and settings designed by Playhouse designer Inigo Monk who would go on to design for ATV on Emergency Ward 10 and the Morecambe and Wise Show.

At their heart, as always, were the wonderful performances of our talented performers and the hard work of our dedicated crew members - the same qualities that keep our company alive today!

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


Producer - L. H. Titmuss
Setting - Inigo Monk
Stage Director - L. M. Otter
Stage Manager - R. H. A. Dyer
Wardrobe - Mrs. R. H. A. Dyer & Mrs. L. H. Titmuss
Properties - Mrs. D. McGregor
Make-up - Mrs. D. Eddowes
Prompter - Mrs. L. J. Payne

Producers - A.G. Revill & K. Collier
Setting - Inigo Monk
Stage Director - Miss P. Laurie
Stage Manager - R. H. A. Dyer
Wardrobe - Mrs. R. H. A. Dyer & Miss J. Wood
Properties - Mrs. D. McGregor
Make-up - Mrs. D. Eddowes
Prompters - Miss D. W. Knight


Duke Of Venice - I. M. Roberts
Prince Of Morocco - J. R. Taylor
Antonio - R. A. Williamson
Bassanio - K. Pipes
Salanio - A. Jacques
Salarino - M. V. Woolley
Gratiano - E. G. Ennals
Lorenzo - J. A. J. Rees
Shylock - A. W. Pottier
Tubal - A. L. Smith
Launcelot Gobbo - E. Spencer
Old Gobbo - R. P. J. Beck
Leonardo - E. M. Patten
Balthasar - W. W. Cowlishaw
Clerk To The Court - D. McGregor
Magnificoes - T. W. Cooper & P. J. Newby
Page To Morocco - Christopher Breese
Singer - Peter Full
Portia - Mrs. F. H. Garratt
Nerissa - Miss A. Pearson
Jessica - Mrs. A. W. Pottier
Lady-In-Waiting - Miss O. R. Findlater
Revellers - J. N. W. Smith, Miss J. Brownhall, Miss D. W. Knight, Miss R. Otter & Mrs. A. L. Smith

Chorus - K. G. Collier
King Henry The Fifth - F. H. Garratt
Duke Of Exeter - T. M. Jelley
Earl Of Westmoreland - A. G. Styche
Archbishop Of Canterbury - A. R. Carter
Bishop Of Ely - B. Swindell
Earl Of Cambridge - H. L. Parker
Lord Scroop - D. M. Foot
Sir Thomas Grey - M. B. Stafford
Sir Thomas Erpingham - A. A. Dean
Gower - D. McGregor
Fluellen - J. A. J. Rees
Pistol - J. E. H. Smith
Nym - R. B. Hawksworth
Bardolph - D. Eddowes
Boy - K. Tipper
Bates - B. Swindell
Court - M. B. Stafford
Williams - H. L. Parker
Charles The Sixth, King Of France - E. D. Marsden
Lewis The Dauphin - M. L. Raven-Hill
Duke Of Burgundy - D. George
Duke Of Orleans - B. Chambers
Duke Of Bourbon - D. M. Foot
Constable Of France - D. J. Cox
Rambures - R. A. Battie
Berri - P. J. Newby
Montjoy - K. E. Sayer
Soldiers - J. L. Ault, L. Bridges, C. Collier, R. F. Cox, A. Knight & N. Whitmore
Isabel, Queen Of France - Mrs. J. E. H. Smith
Katharine - Miss J. Pearson
Alice - Mrs. A. D. Smedley
Hostesses -  Miss J. Wood & Mrs. R. Burleigh