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April 1979

directed by Jonathan Chadwick

poster credits:
Dave Weekes (design)
Veronica Bennett (photo)

January 1979

Palace Theatre, London

When I joined the chorus on a six-month contract, the production was in the sixth year of its run.

 

December 1978

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.../ ➝

November 1978

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury.../ ➝

October 1978
September 1978

by Rony Robinson

with music & lyrics by Mervyn Stutter.

musical direction by Gary Yershon,

directed by Jonathan Chadwick

Theatre Royal, Stratford East

poster: Jeffery Jones

June 1978

Chester Gateway Theatre

directed by Christopher Honer

with musical direction by Colin Sell

April 1978
February 1978

by Ron Rose Gateway Theatre, Chester.../ ➝

December 1977

in a version by Rony Robinson : music & lyrics by Mervyn Stutter : directed by Christopher Honer : Gateway Theatre, Chester  .../ ➝

December 1977

Theatr Clwyd

November 1977
Gateway Theatre at Chester Cathedral : James Hayes as Doctor Faustus :  directed by David Thacker

The principle joy of this production was the wonderful James Hayes in the title role.  He has since written an entertaining memoir about his half-century as a working actor called Shouting in the Evenings:  50 Years on the Stage

Doctor Faustus has some great speeches, but the comic scenes, which were the ones I was mostly involved with, can be hard work.  I remember struggling with the material. I assume the audience must have struggled, too.

This was the first of three plays I did at Chester with David Thacker, Chris Honer’s associate director. After a fifteen year gap, we were to encounter each other again at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

September 1977

verbatim theatre from the Gateway Theatre, Chester

July 1977

EMMA Theatre Company on tour in the East Midlands.../ ➝

June 1977

E.M.M.A. Theatre Company

on tour in the East Midlands

April 1977

a play by Ken Hill   Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster.../ ➝

March 1977

a new play by Philip Martin

Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster

December 1976

Jack and the Beanstalk Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster Book & Lyrics by John Hartoch Music & Lyrics by Gary Yershon.../ ➝

November 1976
October 1976

Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster

July 1976

A Summer Horromime by Ken Hill :

with songs by Ian Armit, Ken Hill and Charles Gounod :

musical director Gary Yershon :

directed by John Blackmore :

Duke’s Comedy Playhouse on the Central Pier, Morecambe.

December 1975

Cinderella Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster Book & Lyrics by John Hartoch Music & Lyrics by Gary Yershon.../ ➝

November 1975

The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui
by Bertolt Brecht
directed by Bob Carlton at the Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster
David Boyce as Arturo Ui

September 1975

Duke’s Playhouse, Lancaster

Director John Blackmore  :  Designer Claire Lyth  :  Lighting John Beckett  :  Music Gary Yershon