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Autumn Production 1997 - "A Doctor in the House", a comedy by Ted Willis, from the novel by Richard Gordon

Director: Sonia Dell

Production Manager: Dennis Dell


Tony Grimsdyke, a medical student   -   David Cox

Simon Sparrow, a medical student   -   Edward Atkinson

John Evans, a medical student   -   Peter Williams

Vera, a lady-in-waiting   -   Barbara Hummel

Bromley, a hospital porter   -   Michael Clarke

Sir Lancelott Spratt, a surgeon   -   Eric Collino

Miss Winslow (Riggie), a nurse   -   Alexandra Foggetta

The Matron   -   Joy Scherer

Janet, a nurse   -   Helen Baldomero


Doctor in the House is a riotously funny play about the misadventures of Simon Sparrow and his medical student mates at St. Swithin’s Hospital. Simon has the misfortune to be the nephew of Sir Lancelot Spratt, ”Old Blood and Thunder”, the Senior Surgeon, so his career is under a blight from the outset. However, with the aid of his resourceful friend Tony Grimsdyke and a number of nubile nurses, Simon manages to survive medical training and even get within sight of his finals. Anyone who has ever darkly suspected medical students of “goings-on” only needs to see this play to find his suspicions amply confirmed.


Venue: Gymnasium Bäumlihof, Basel

21/22/23/24 October 1997


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