The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Marjorie Coles

Marjorie participated in 19 productions at the Barn.

We have received the sad news that Marjorie passed away on September 19th. She was in her late nineties.

Her local theatre involvement was principally with the Welwyn Thalians, but in the 1970’s , before she and Frank moved away to Lancashire, she acted in four productions for the Barn, and directed two main house plays and several one-act productions. She was regularly involved backstage doing costume and make-up. Her flair was for Christmas productions, with music, and in January 1975 she presented The Wizard of Oz, a year after she had directed The Owl and the Pussycat Went to Sea.

As an actress she had played Mme Alvarez in Gigi in our very first season in 1969 and made a handful of other stage appearances, but it was as a costume and make-up specialist that she contributed most in a dozen other plays. Coincidentally her last involvement at the Barn was doing costumes for Mervyn Lloyd’s production of The Turn of the Screw in March 1977 which is the same Henry James story as The Innocents which is our upcoming November production.

Although we had seen very little of her for some years, she will be well remembered by older Barn members, and we send our condolences to her relatives and friends.



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