Archives - Rookery Nook

by Ben Travers

Directed by Hugh Croydon

Saturday 20th – Saturday 27th March 1976 in the Auditorium

One of the famous Aldwych farces. They began in 1925 when Tom Walls and Ralph Lynn transferred Tons of Money from the Shaftesbury to the Aldwych Theatre. The plays, all by Ben Travers, were highly successful and immensely popular. They packed the Aldwych continuously until 1933.

Rookery Nook was produced in 1926 with, as well as Walls and Lynn, the delectable Winifred Shotter and, of course, Robertson Hare, with — and without — trousers.

Festivals

  • Hertford
    • Placed Second

Part of the Barn’s 1975/1976 season and a festival entry

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Cast

Gertrude Twine-Marion Canadine
Mrs Leverett-Isla Petch
Harold Twine-Ron Jolly
Clive Popkiss-Keith Thompson
Gerald Popkiss-Clive Wiseman
Rhoda Marley-Barbara Shepherd
Putz-Phil Tomlin
Admiral Judy-Eric Chorley
Poppy Dickey-Lesley Keith
Clara Popkiss-Janet While
Mrs Possett-Mel Knights

Creative team

Director-Hugh Croydon
Stage Manager-Brian Moseley
Assistant Stage Manager-Beryl Blatherwick
Set Design-Eric Farlie
Set Builders-Brian Duffy
Len Price
Décor-Miriam Hill
Lighting-Eric Farlie
Pam Farlie
Sound-Ann Neuff
Properties-Mel Knights
Kay Coppock
Sylvia Townend
Wardrobe-Janet While
Peggy Davies
Prompter-Marjorie Then-Bergh
House Manager-George Blee
Box Office-Shirley Shaw
Production Secretary-Shirley Thompson

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