Visiting Hour

(Keeping Mum, Magic, Plaster, Show Business)

A selection by Richard Harris
3-4 November 1995
Faringdon Corn Exchange, Corn Market, Faringdon SN7 7JA
Directed by Helen Barter

Tickets available from 'Breath of Spring', Market Place, Faringdon.

Visiting Hour 1995 NewsclipFour (of six) interlinked plays set in a National Health hospital during visiting hour. Alternately funny and sad – with elements of tragedy and comedy in each.


Directed by Helen Barter

Eric, hospitalized following a car accident, is visited with hilarious results by his canny wife!


Kate Lord; Alistair Warner

Show Business

Directed by Dave Headey

This play follows the satirical vagaries of a TV crew filming a documentary on the world’s first quadruple transplant – until they discover they are pipped at the post by a transplant operation in another hospital!

Visiting Hour 1995 02

Jo Webster; Duncan Graham; Roger Leitch

Visiting Hour 1995 04

Jo Webster; Roger Leitch; Carole Tappenden

Visiting Hour 1995 03

Roger Leitch; Carole Tappenden; Debbie Lock

Visiting Hour 1995 01

Duncan Graham; Roger Leitch; Carole Tappenden; Jeni Summerfield

Keeping Mum

Directed by Helen Barter

A poignant monologue that sees Pauline sitting at the bedside of her dying mother. As she mulls over her own churning emotions she realizes a love that, it eventually transpires, is now too late to communicate.


Irene Schoonenberg; Caroline Taylor


Directed by Debbie Lock

Visiting Hour 1995 CuttingBrenda, a timid spinster awaiting a hysterectomy, suffers a visit from a crass work colleague and her appalling husband who performs very bad jokes and conjuring tricks.

Photographs by kind permission of ‘The Faringdon Folly’