Hearts are Trumps

A pantomime by Carole White
Wednesday 30 January 1985 - Saturday 2 February 1985
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Carole White
Producer: Michael Barron
Musical Director: Colin Bessant

Tickets were available from F. B. Wood (newsagents), 4a London Street, Faringdon.

A home-grown pantomime, written by member Carole White. A medley of nursery rhyme characters, based around the Knave of Hearts stealing some tarts.

‘Hearts are Trumps’ was put on by the Community Centre and wasn’t an official FDS production but members were all in it.

Cast (in order of appearance):

King of Hearts - Nigel Murrin
Queen of Hearts - Gail Mander
Prince of Hearts - Naomi Hunt
Knave of Hearts - Mike Durham
Georgie Porgie - Paul Belcher
Count - Dave Headey
Lady Brunhilde - Alastair Barron
Mrs Hubbard - Brenda Keith-Walker
Diana - Sally Durham
Simple Simon - Georgina Kilpatrick
Jack - Allan Belcher
Jill - Sarah Woodyer
Polly - Andrea Hudspeth
Sukie - Helen Belcher
Sergeant - David Jackson
Constable - Matt White
Fairy - Emma Woodyer
Town Crier - Michael Barron
Stallholder 1 - Alison Thomson
Stallholder 2 - Sylvia Thomson
Pie man - Mark Horner
Huntsman - Simon Bessant
Child 1 - Elizabeth Cole
Child 2 - Suzy Mills
Stallholder 3 - Simon Shaw
Flower seller - Lesley Belcher
Chorus of Dancers / Villagers / Children - Natalie Bright; Erica Brown; Diane Cole; Glynis Hale; Jemima Headey; Joe Headey; Clare Horner; Diana Mander; Rachel Rimmer; Denise Monk; Donna Monk; Emma Parker; Alexander Shaw; Ann Tutt; Andrew Wilson; Clare Winter; Mary Woodyer
Music - Christine Pereira; Margaret Jackson; Ruth Coates; C. Port; C. Miller

See programme for further details.

Production No.85 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)