'The Tempest' & 'Henry IV (Part II)'

venue

Derby Playhouse

Dates

26th February - 9th March 1968

Directors

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.

Crew

THE TEMPEST
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

HENRY IV (PART II)
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

Cast

THE TEMPEST
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

HENRY IV (PART II)
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