The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Margaret Hakansson

Margaret participated in 33 productions at the Barn.

We sadly recorded the death of Margaret Hakansson in the January issue. Margaret came to the Club in 1976, and was soon cast in a range of leading roles which clearly demonstrated her versatility as an actress – Move Over Mrs Markham, Oh Glorious Jubilee (a musical), Old Times and Night of the Iguana. In 1983 she directed for us for the first time with The Sunshine Boys, and continued to present a wide range of drama up to her last effort for us, Aladdin in 2000. Apart from her skills on stage she undertook prompting, ASM work, running the Youth Theatre (known then as the Barn Juniors) including directing entries for the YDF and, with Maryam Rodway, organising very entertaining Club Nights: for a number of years, they organised a Club Christmas Dinner in the bar. She was also on Council for several years. Running play readings was a regular part of her involvement as well.

Margaret is probably best remembered for dramatic performances such as Miss Cooper in Separate Tables (1991) and Mary, Queen of Scots in Vivat, Vivat, Regina (1986). Her skills, talent and enthusiasm made her a most valuable member of the Barn.

Regretfully we had not seen much of her at the Barn in recent years.

We offer our condolences to her family and friends.



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