Archives - Orpheus Descending

by Tennessee Williams

Directed by Mervyn Lloyd

Saturday 19th – Saturday 26th October 1974 in the Auditorium

A modern equivalent of the old Greek Legend of Orpheus who descends to earth and charms the beasts with his lyre. Set in a small town in the Southern States the plot is tender, funny, violent, tragic and fantastic by turns.

One of Tennessee Williams’ lesser-known plays and certainly one of his most poetic.

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Part of the Barn’s 1974/1975 season

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Cast

Dolly Hamma-Belinda Putley
Beulah Binnings-Maryam Rodway
Pee Wee Binnings-Michael McKever
Dog Hamma-Martin Hammerton
Carol Cutrere-Carole Schofield
Eva Temple-Sheila Foxon
Sister Temple-Joan Salmon
Conjure Woman-Vaughan Meyrick
Val Xavier-Keith Thompson
Vee Talbot-Maureen Lane
Lady Torrance-Janet Shuck
Jabe Torrance-Bob Long
Sheriff Talbot-Hugh Croydon
Mr Dubinsky-Stanley Meyrick
David Cutrere-George Blee
Nurse Porter-Isla Petch

Creative team

Director-Mervyn Lloyd
Assistant Director-Roger Chown
Stage Manager-Stella Taylor
Assistant Stage Managers-Janet Lloyd
Gloria Moseley
Set Design-David Shepherd
Set Construction-Tony Wagstaff
Quinten Openshaw
Members of The Barn Theatre Club
Lighting-Denys Wells
Louis Davis
Brenda Newey
Sound-Derrick Baldock
Wardrobe-Marjorie Coles
Elizabeth Roberts
Properties-Mel Knights
Gill Millinger
Carole Couzens
Prompter-Marjorie Then-Bergh
House Manager-George Blee
Box Office-Joan Wilson
Production Secretary-Peggy Thompson

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