Breath of Spring

A comedy by Peter Coke
Thursday 10 March 1983 - Saturday 12 March 1983
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Evelyn Stoodley

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

When Dame Beatrice is given a mink stole by her maid, she is reminded of the maid’s shady past and immediately suspects that it was stolen from the the next flat. A former army officer and other lodgers endeavour to return the stole. The plan is devised with care and all of them take such delight in the secretive scheme that they wonder why they don’t do this more often. They form a syndicate for stealing and returning furs. Everything goes well until a loss is reported and the police come charging in. The maid is horrified to discover what has been going on behind her back, but agrees to employ her talents to bail the amateurs out of trouble if they agree to never touch another fur. She succeeds, the police leave, and life returns to its humdrum ways until someone remembers that it was only furs they had promised not to touch!

A comedy in three acts. The action of the play passes in the living-room of Dame Beatrice’s flat overlooking the Albert Memorial.

Breath Of Spring 1983 1

Pat Saddleton; Nancy Reeves; Deirdre Hamley; Mildred Carter; Tim Reeves

Breath Of Spring 1983 2

Nigel Murrin; Deirdre Hamley; Nancy Reeves; Pat Saddleton

Breath Of Spring 1983 3

Tim Reeves; Nancy Reeves; Nigel Murrin; Gail Mander; Mildred Carter; Deirdre Hamley; Pat Saddleton

Breath Of Spring 1983 4

Mildred Carter; Nancy Reeves; Deirdre Hamley; Tim Reeves; Pat Saddleton

Cast (in order of appearance):

Miss Nanette Parry - Deirdre Hamley
Brigadier Albert Rayne - Tim Reeves
Lily Thompson - Gail Mander
Alice Lady Miller - Pat Saddleton
Dame Beatrice Appleby - Nancy Reeves
Miss Elizabeth Hatfield - Mildred Carter
Pape - Nigel Murrin
Kemp - Michael Barron

See programme for further details.

Production No.79 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)