The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Maureen Gilmour

Maureen participated in 29 productions at the Barn.

Maureen was a regular member of backstage teams for over twenty years. Her first involvement was doing props, a job she favoured more than any other, for Ray Aspey’s production of The Seagull in 1971. During the 1970s and 80s she worked on over twenty shows, notably Buddug Maxwell’s Salad Days (1973), Mervyn Lloyd’s Turn of the Screw and Lesley Keith’s The Merchant of Venice (1977). By this time she had also tried her hand as a Production Secretary – Caught Gauguin, Bowled Cezanne (1974), and as a rehearsal pianist – The Wizard of Oz (1975).

She served on the Publicity Committee in 1984/5, did a little bit of programme and poster design, and her last entry in the archives is as an ASM for Joan Goodwin’s production of Same Time Next Year, the winner of Hertford Theatre Week in 1994.

Maureen was the Head Teacher at Thumbswood School. Tall and dignified, with a beautifully cultured voice, she nonetheless had an infectious giggle and a winning smile, and was always a pleasure to work with. Maureen had been a resident in a retirement home in recent years and so had not been able to join us at the Barn very often.

We send our sincere condolences to her family and friends.



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