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Frist Full Stage Production 1978 - "Dear Charles" by Alan Melville


13/14 January 1978

Venue:    Borrom√§um Theatre, Byfangweg, Basel

jointly with the Flowing Bowl


Dear Charles by Alan Melville

Semi-Circle's first full stage production


MARTHA, the maid     -     Barbara Haener

EDWARD, a doctor     -     Bryan Taylor

WALTER DARVEL, Denise's elder son     -     Ron Hill

BRUNO DARVEL, Densie's younger son     -     Ian Holmes

DENISEN  DARVEL, a novelist     -     Barbara Clark

MARTINE DARVEL, Denise's daughter     -     Diana Zuger

SIR MICHAEL ANSTRUTHER     -     Tony Obrist

JAN LETZARESCO, a Pole     -     Bob Billington

DOMINIQUE LECLER, a Frenchman    -    Graham Simons

MADAME DUCHEMIN      -      Iris Linsi

LUCIENNE, her daughter     -     Diane Lang

JEAN-PIERRE, her son     -     Geoff Hofmann

Producer:     Peter Broberg

Assistant Producer:     Margot Sehringer

Stage Manager:     Peter Nixon

Costumes and Make-up:     Elizabeth Seiler

Prompter:     Molly Arnold

Front of House Manager:     Muriel Taylor

The action of the play passes in the living-room of the DARVELS' house in Paris.

A woman with two grown sons and a daughter surprises her children on the eve of one's marriage with the news that they are all illegitmate, each with a different father. After much ado, they decide to continue as before with the portrait of "Dear Charles" unknown father and patriarch, above the mant…



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