'The Tempest' & 'Henry IV (Part II)'


Derby Playhouse


26th February - 9th March 1968


Dennis Eddowes & Barbara Pipes

As was the custom at the time in 1968 we presented our 'Shakespeare Festival' - two back-to-back productions in consecutive weeks at the old Derby Playhouse in Sacheveral Street.

'The Tempest' featured original music settings for 'Come Unto These Yellow Sands', 'Full Fathom Five' and ' Where The Bee Sucks' by John Locke that were made possible by the generous loan of musical and recording equipment by local music shop Charles Foulds & Son Ltd.

'Henry IV (Part II)' was our first production of this lesser known but excellent play. The character of Rumour wore a mask and costume specially made for the production by Marcia and Jean Wheeler.

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


Director - Dennis Eddowes
Producers - Dennis Eddowes & Kenneth Collier
Setting & Costume Design - Peter Sellman
Lighting - Dennis Eddowes
Stage Director - Ruth Turner
Stage Manager - Pat Hough
Musical Director - Travis Sutton
Wardrobe - Jean Wheeler & Sybil Gamble
Properties - Mary Willis
Make-up - Ursula Eddowes
Prompter - Dorothy Haymes

Director - Barbara Pipes
Settings Design - Susan Ingram
Stage Director - Jean Wood
Stage Manager - Duncan McGregor
Musical Director - Fred Minchin
Wardobe - Jean Wheeler & Dorothy Turner
Properties - Mary Willis
Make-up - Enid Clarke & Members of the company
Prompter - Doris Knight


Alonso - Richard Carter
Sebastian - Christopher Redfearn
Prospero - Kenneth Collier
Anthonio - Trevor Shields
Ferdinand - Keith Slater
Gonzalo - Howard Smith
Adrian - James Catto
Francisco - Leonard Smith
Caliban - Patrick Beck
Trinculo - John Blackwall
Stephano - Eric Dicken
Boatswain - William Goodhead
Mariners & Reapers - James Catto, Norman Hill, Nicholas Miller & Graham Rigg
Miranda - Vivienne Colvill
Ariel - Jessica Clewes
Iris - Jean Gyte
Ceres - Mabs Potter
Juno - Hilda Smith
Nymphs - Christine Bayley, Cynthia Haslehurst, Jane Moore & Barbara Toy
Shapes - Josephine Ashby, Charlotte Budibent, Jane Carter & Victoria Smith

Rumour & KIng Henry IV - Kenneth Pipes
Prince Henry - Tony Jaggers
Prince John Of Lancaster - Hugh Price
Prince Humphrey Of Gloucester - Peter Hunt
Thomas Of Clarence - Peter White
Northumberland - Tom Jelley
Archbishop Of York - Frank Garratt
Mowbray - Graham Dear
Hastings - Peter White
Lord Bardolph - Eric Spencer
Travers - Colin McNae
Morton - Hugh Price
Coleville - Ian Roberts
Warwick - John Williams
Westmoreland - Malcolm Peel
Gower - Hugh Price
Surrey - Reginald Westcott
Lord Chief Justice - Keith Garratt
Servant To Lord Chief Justice - Fred Minchin
Shallow - Donald Potter
Silence - Eric Spencer
Davy - Tony Rees
King's Page - James Pickering
Poins - Graham Dear
Falstaff - William Pottier
Bardolph - Tom Jelley
Pistol - John Townsend
Peto - Malcolm Peel
Page - Simon Pipes
Mouldy - Duncan McGregor
Shadow - Peter Hunt
Wart - Reg Bailey
Feeble - Harold Warren
Bullcalf - Fred Minchin
William - Colin McNae
Snare - 
Messenger - Colin McNae
Soldiers & Townsfolk - Colin McNae, Andrew Pickering, Percy Pickering, Tony Rees, Kenneth Tipper, Norman Whitmore & John Williams
Lady Northumberland - Vida Ayres
Lady Percy - Patricia Tidsall
Hostess Quickly - Marjorie Minchin
Doll Tearsheet - Joan Garratt
Servants At The Boar's Head - Joyce Leech & Edna Sillitoe
Housewives - Jean Henderson & Jean Pickering
Servant - Sally Cooper
Townsfolk - Vida Ayres, Sally Cooper, Joyce Leech, Jean Pickering & Mary Willis