The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Iris Marshall

Iris participated in 25 productions at the Barn.

We have heard the sad news of the death of Iris last month. She had been in poor health for a while and died in a local nursing home.

Cheerful and enthusiastic, Iris first became involved with the Barn in 1989 doing props for Season’s Greetings, and she had obviously found the niche that suited her for she did this same vital backstage job with her friend Jean Amato in no fewer than twenty-five productions over the next nine years. Her skills were put to good use in such diverse plays as the trenches of Journey’s End, the Austrian court of Amadeus, the two-roomed set of Run for your Wife, the stews of The Beggar’s Opera and the fantasy of The BFG.

Her only venture onto the stage to perform was in 1992 in the Christmas production A Little Hotel on the Side (see her photo on this page), where with several other girls in Victorian bloomers she scampered from a hotel room when the police arrived.

Always fun to work with, Iris gave us the impression that she valued our company as much as we enjoyed hers.

We send our condolences to her family and friends.



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