A Basinful of the Briny

A comedy by Leslie Sands
Thursday 23 March 1972 - Saturday 25 March 1972
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Evelyn Stoodley

Tickets: Ticket price: Adult 30p Child 22.5p Tickets were available from C. & V. Manners (grocers), 21 Marlborough Street, Faringdon.

basinful-of-the-briny-1972-photoA basinful of mishaps and misunderstandings occur in the second of Leslie Sands’ ‘Seaside Trilogy’. When Mr and Mrs Pepper return to the ‘Seaview Guest House’ to celebrate their 1st Anniversary, not only do they once again encounter the dragonish proprietress Mrs Austin, but are surprised by the unexpected arrival of their interfering in-laws and are driven to distraction and separation by the glamorous Miss Windermere. Together, this unlikely gathering stumble across a couple of small-time crooks and set out to foil their dastardly capers and win the day. An Anniversary for Mr and Mrs Pepper to remember – and a play the audience will not easily forget!

This was the final production at The Little Theatre before it was demolished to make way for a new housing estate – Marines Drive and Town End Road. Not a lot happens in the next few years. Read more… History of FDS.

Cast (in order of appearance):

Mrs Austin - Eileen Heath
Florrie - Peggy Stocks
Louise Smith - Penny Duringer
Mr Pepper - Norman Pickles
Mrs Pepper - Jeanne Leahy
Joe - Sam Heath
Clara - Kathleen Hill
Miss Windermere - Elizabeth Galpin
Syd Collins - Ken Duringer

Production No.64 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)