The Semi-Circle
English Language Theatre in Basel since 1975

 

May Production 1990 - "Queer Street" by John Donald Kelly and "Departure" by Stephen Smith


Production Manager: Dennis Dell


Venue: Theater der Berufs- und Frauenfachschule, Kohlenberggasse, Basel

9/10/11 May 1990



Costumes and scenery on loaned from the Stadttheater Basel


Departure by Stephen Smith

 

Cast

Rosemary Gibbs      -     Sonia Dell

Mandy Gibbs           -     Helen Baldomero

Sheila Tippitt         -      Caroline Weisskopf

Dennis Tippitt        -      Kevin Hill

 

Director: Muriel Taylor


The action takes place on a Sunday afternoon in October in a secluded corner of a departure lounge at Gatwick Airport.



Stranded during the inevitable delay of a holiday flight to Spain, Rosemary - "I'm a one-parent family, you see" - and her not-very-bright daughter, Mandy, draw the reluctant Dennis and Sheila Tippitt into conversation. Sheila has suggested a holiday to try to right her ailing marriage. Rosemary is looking for a husband for Mandy. The comic tone of the play shifts continually between Rosemary's malapropisms and Dennis' grimly humorous bigotry.




Queer Street by John Kelly

 

Cast

Mrs Hart            -     Sue Stafford

Mr Hart               -      Ted Ford

Tania Guenther     -      Edith, their daughter

Albert Smith        -     Allan Saunders

Joe Smart          -      Andrew Steel

A Detective       -     Bryan Taylor

 

Directors: Joy Scherer and Oscar Baldomero


Somewere in a sittingroom in London, Bill Hart earns a comfortable, if somewhat perilous living as a burglar, but his equilibrium is shockingly upset when his daughter Edith becomes engaged to one Albert Smith - a policeman. That night when Albert calls, Bill pretends to be a plumber.

 


  


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