A Triple Bill (Mother Figure/A Handful of Change/Clara’s on the Curtain)

Three One-Act Plays

A selection by various writers
Thursday 28 May 1981 - Friday 29 May 1981
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Evelyn Stoodley, Hazel Riddle, Deirdre Hamley

Tickets were available from White Bros (hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.


Mother Figure

A one-act comedy by Alan Ayckbourn
Produced by Hazel Riddle

A mother is unable to escape from baby talk in this short play from the collection Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn, which deals with the human dilemma of loneliness. The action of the play takes place in Lucy’s living room. Time – the present.

Cast (in order of appearance):

Lucy Compton – Sue Dixon
Rosemary Oates – Carole White
Terry Oates – Dave Headey
Harry Compton – David Cossins

A Handful of Change

A happening by Evelyn Stoodley
Produced by Evelyn Stoodley

There is no information on this play, which was written and produced by a member of the society, but 13 actors took part in it.

Clara’s on the Curtain

Triple Bill 1981 PhotoA one-act comedy by  Arthur Lovegrove
Produced by Deirdre Hamley

The curtain is about to go up on the Wockley Women’s Guild variety and dramatic show when one of the leads loses her voice. This is the start of a series of calamities, not lessened by well meant but embarrassing offers of help. At the last moment all is well, and Clara even learns how to work the curtains.

Photo: Hazel Riddle; Diana Saint; Eileen Drew; Carole White; Nancy Reeves; Pat Saddleton; Mildred Carter. Cast not in photo: Tracey Howell; Evelyn Stoodley; Maria Dowell

Cast (in order of appearance):

Mabel – Nancy Reeves
Clara – Mildred Carter
Iris – Eileen Drew
Sonia – Pat Saddleton
Mavis – Diane Chapman (neé Saint)
Amanda – Tracey Howell
Jeanne Hazel – Riddle
Celia – Carole White
Mrs Craddock – Evelyn Stoodley
Sylvia – Maria Dowell

Production No.74 (2 shows were performed over 2 days)