'Twelfth Night'




22nd - 27th March 1976


Pat Laurie

'Twelfth Night' has always been a favourite play of ours and in March of 1976 it was the turn of our excellent director Pat Laurie to bring it to the stage for us.

This was the first 'Twelfth Night' that we brought to Derby's beautiful Guildhall theatre and we would return to the same stage with it again for productions of the play in 2009 and 2016.

Venita Cook provided the illustration for the programme cover and  John Locke composed music for the song 'Come Away Death'.

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


Director - Pat Laurie
Set Design - Michael Kirk
Stage Director - Jean Wood
Set Construction - Percy Pickering
Wardrobe - Sybil Gamble & Dorothy Turner
Properties - Mary Willis
Lighting - Dennis Eddowes & Frank Stone
Sound - Andrew Pickering
Make-up - Ursula Eddowes & Enid Clarke
Book - Doris Knight
Front Of House Manager - Keith Garratt


Orsino - Kenneth Pipes
Valentine - Chris Breen
Curio - Graham Foster
First Officer - Frank McQuaid
Viola - Jessica Clewes
Sebastian - Philip Beeson
Captain - Bill Goodhead
Antonio - Tom Jelley
Sailor - Bill Henchliffe
Olivia - Pat Ratcliffe
Maria - Isabel Milner
Sir Toby Belch - Don Potter
Sir Andrew Aguecheek - Hugh Price
Malvolio - Ken Collier
Fabian - Tony Jaggers
Feste - Eric Dicken
Priest - Nick Carter
Lutenist - Christopher Bell
Lords - Simon Whitaker & Phillip Taylor
Ladies In Waiting - Christine Bayley, Margaret Hilton & Fiona Beattie