The Barn Theatre, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire

Shirley Austin

Shirley participated in 29 productions at the Barn.

Shirley died at home on 1st June. Originally with the ICI Dramatic Society, her first appearance in our records is doing artwork for the production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie in 1971 and again in 1973 for Salad Days. She only made two stage appearances, as the Washerwoman in the 1977 Toad of Toad Hall, and in the ensemble of The Caucasian Chalk Circle in 1978.

Most of her considerable artistic talent was used for set design, scene painting and poster design. She was also responsible for the special foyer décor for our World War II revue Put That Light Out, in 1977. Her last involvement with the Club was in 1991, but as a supporter of our plays, she was with us earlier this year.

A willing and helpful member of any stage team that required her particular artistic talent, Shirley had a quiet but memorable sense of humour and was a pleasure to work with. We shall miss her.

We send our condolences to her family and friends.



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