May Production 1990 - "Queer Street" by John Donald Kelly and "Departure" by Stephen Smith
Departure by Stephen Smith
Rosemary Gibbs - Sonia Dell
Mandy Gibbs - Helen Baldomero
Sheila Tippitt - Caroline
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
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.