The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Mariam Rodway

Mariam participated in 69 productions at the Barn.

Maryam died suddenly at the beginning of February. Her association with the Barn dates back to the days of the Welwyn Drama Club and the Folk Players. When the Barn Theatre Club was formed by the amalgamation of these two societies, Maryam was in the first production, the Cockney musical, Fings Ain’t Wot They Used T’Be, in October 1969

Over the years she was involved in more than 70 productions, often in support roles, Prompt, ASM or Production Secretary, but more so on stage. Included in her roles were performances in the festival-winner The Real Inspector Hound in 1970, Salad Days (1973), Regan in King Lear (1974), Muriel Wicksteed in Habeas Corpus (1980), the Wife of Bath in Canterbury Tales (1988), Mrs Bennett in Pride and Prejudice (1996), and Mrs Gray in Dad’s Army (2008). Her last outing was as prompt for Boudicca in 2019.

A lively personality with a strong singing voice, her preference was for musicals but as the list above shows, she was capable of a wide range of characters.

We offer our condolences to her son Richard and her family, and her many friends.

Keith Thompson
Keith Thompson



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