See How They Run

A farce by Philip King
Tuesday 6 April 1954 - Friday 9 April 1954
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Peter Lilley

Performances start 7:30 pm.
Tickets were available from White Bros (hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

The action of the play takes place in the hall at the vicarage, Merton-cum-Middlewick. The Rev. Lionel Toop’s wife, Penelope, is an ex-actress. While Lionel is away Clive, an actor, calls. He invites Penelope to dine in town which is out of bounds to servicemen. He dresses in Lionel’s blacks. Miss Skillon, a parishioner, sees the couple repeating one of their theatrical scenes and draws the wrong conclusion. Matters become highly complicated when Lionel arrives, followed by the Bishop of Lax and a German POW disguised as a vicar!

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

Cast (in order of appearance):

Ida (a maid) - Susan Gaule
Miss Skillon - Kathleen Allanson
Rev Lionel Toop - Jim Caldwell
Penelope Toop - Betty Lilley
L/Cpl Clive Winton - Peter Lilley
The Intruder - Howard Biggs
Bishop of Lax - Arthur Probert
Rev Arthur Humphrey - George Young
Sergeant Towers - Ron Venn

See programme for further details.

Production No.13 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)