'Twelfth Night'


Railway Institute


18th - 23rd February 1952


Mercer H. Simpson

Our fourth production of the perennially-popular comedy 'Twelfth Night' came in February 1952 at the Railway Institute, then our regular performing venue. This production marked the only occasion that stalwart and hard-working company member Mercer Simpson directed for us.

It was customary at the time for the company to present two plays in consecutive weeks, often contrasting in style and theme. The week after 'Twelfth Night' saw our first ever production of 'Henry VI (Part II)', directed by George Revill and Bill Titmuss.

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


Producer - Mercer H. Simpson
Stage Director - Leslie Roome
Stage Manager - R. H. A. Dyer
Music Direction - E. D. Marsden
Settings & Lighting - Dennis Eddowes
Wardrobe - Mrs. M. A. Wheeler
Properties - Mrs. L. Roome
Make-up - Mrs. D. Eddowes
Scene Painting - R. B. Hawksworth
Prompter - Mrs. C. R. Lawrence
Dances Arranged By - The Carlton School Of Dancing
Business Manager - J. E. Howard Smith
Secretary To The Society - Lt.-Col. A. A. Dean


Orsino - A. G. C. Williams
Sebastian - R. W. Strutt
Antonio - L. Irving
Sea Captain - C. F. Johns
Valentine - Ian Burton
Curio - Peter Wrenn
Sir Toby Belch - S. Morrison
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - T. A. Clarke
Malvolio - K. E. Sayer
Feste - N. T. Scrivener
Fabian - A. W. Elliott
Priest - C. Kingslake
Officers - J. T. Clewes & T. M. Jelley
Olivia - Miss O. Haroun
Viola - Mrs. F. H. Garratt
Maria - Miss P. Banks
Ladies Attending On Olivia - Mrs. R. Burleigh, Miss G. Lancashire, Miss E. M. Tweddell, Miss G. Tweddell, Miss J. Wood & Miss S. Woodhouse