Sailor Beware

A comedy by Philip King & Falkland Cary
Wednesday 13 May 1959 - Saturday 16 May 1959
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Kathleen Daish

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

Beware of mother-in-laws, especially of one like Emma Hornett. A.B. Albert Tufnel is anxious that his fiancĂ©e, Shirley, should not take after her mother, Emma. Albert is also disturbed to find that Shirley has weakly acquiesced to living only three doors away from her mother. Albert’s only defence is not to turn up at church. Later he makes peace with Shirley and the wedding is on again.

The action of the play takes place in the living-room of the Hornetts’ house in a small inland town during September.

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See the programme for further details, it cost thrupence 3d (a fraction over 1p in today’s money).

Cast (in order of appearance):

Edie Hornett - Eileen Heath
Emma Hornett - Hilda Whalley
Mrs. Lack - Evelyn Stoodley
Henry Hornett - George Young
Albert Tufnell A.B. - John Lott
Carnoustie Bligh A.B. - Jim Gebbie
Daphne Pink - Eileen Drew
Shirky Hornett - Lorna Wright
The Rev. Oliver Purefoy - Frank van Tinteren

See programme for further details.

Production No.28 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)