Beside The Seaside

A comedy by Leslie Sands
Wednesday 11 May 1960 - Saturday 14 May 1960
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Nancy Reeves

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

The first play in Leslie Sands’ trilogy of seaside capers at the Seaview Guest House. The tyrannical landlady Mrs Austin terrorises her lodgers with her bread and butter pudding, while newly-weds Mr and Mrs Pepper realise that marriage is no honeymoon and Wilf and Ethel Pearson try to prevent their daughter Sally from running off with a local ‘theatrical’ trickster. Chaos abounds in this stormy seaside resort.

A comedy in three acts. The scene of the play is laid throughout in the sitting-room at “Seaview”, a seaside boarding house, at the height of the summer season.


Cast (in order of appearance):

Mrs. Austin - Kathleen Hill
Pat Marlow - Joan Daish
Florrie - Kathleen Daish
Tony Brett - Ken Duringer
Ethel Pearson - Margaret Carter
Wilf Pearson - Ted Tolman
Sally - Lorna Wright
Mr. Pepper - John Lott
Mrs. Pepper - Eileen Heath

See programme for further details.

Production No.31 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)