Doctor in the House

A comedy by Ted Willis
October 1979
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Evelyn Stoodley

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

doctor-in-the-house-1979-photoThe action of the play takes place in the lodgings of the medical students in the 1950’s.

Adapted from the novel by Richard Gordon about the off duty lives of a group of medical students, this play weaves their happy triumphs and brave failures, love affairs and parties into a many coloured pattern. Several individuals confined under the same roof employ a blithe exterior to hide their hopes and fears, ineffectually concealing an underlying earnestness of purpose. The play provides a good variety of character parts: young men, some playboys, some serious; the college porter and the eccentric professor; the dragon matron; nurses pretty and dull; and the landlady extraordinary.

Photo: Hazel Riddle; Olive Palmer; Ken Duringer; David Cossins; Tim Reeves; Dave Headey; Deborah Hare (sitting); George Young (on table); (lrene Barron – not in photo).

Cast (in order of appearance):

Tony Grimsdyke - David Cossins
Simon Sparrow - Dave Headey
John Evans - Tim Reeves
Vera - Hazel Riddle
Bromley - George Young
Sir Lancelot Spratt - Ken Duringer
Miss Winslow (Riggie) - Deborah Hare
The Matron - Olive Palmer
Janet - Irene Barron

See programme for further details.

Production No.70 (number of shows performed unknown).