Archives - Design For Living

by Noël Coward

Directed by Mervyn Lloyd

Saturday 8th – Saturday 15th April 1978 in the Auditorium

Twelve years after “dreaming up their future design for living” with Lynne Fontanne and Alfred Lunt, Noel Coward wrote Design for Living in eight days while sailing from Panama to Los Angeles in a small Norwegian cargo-boat.

They opened at the Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York on 22 January 1933 and “Lynne, Alfred, Noel and the play became the talk of the town…”


  • Hertford
    • Unplaced

Part of the Barn’s 1977/1978 season and a festival entry

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Gilda-Janet Shuck
Ernest Friedman-Stanley Meyrick
Otto-Eric Chorley
Leo-Clive Wiseman
Miss Hodge-Joan Burgess
Miss Birbeck-Maureen Lane
Grace Torrence-Avril Goring
Henry Carver-John Davies
Helen Carver-Sylvia Pepper
Matthew-Douglas Walcott

Creative team

Director-Mervyn Lloyd
Set Designer-David Shepherd
Set Builders-Members of The Barn Theatre Club
Lighting-Derek Palmer
Brenda Newey
Music-Tony Mash
Stage Manager-Janet Lloyd
Assistant Stage Managers-Roger Bury
Mark Blatherwick
Daphne Jones
Martin Smith
Sound-Martin Hoar
Gary Fisher
Wardrobe-Janet While
Properties-Kris Moore
Kay Coppock
Miriam Hill
Marion Carter
Box Office-Joan Parsons
Prompter-Peggy Thompson
Production Secretary-Peggy Thompson

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