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Spring Production 1997 - "Roll Over" by Susan Stafford, "The Actor's Nightmare" by Christopher Durang, "Last Panto in Little Grimley" by David Tristram

Production Managers: Sue Stafford & Barbara Hummel

Venue: Schönes Haus, Nadelberg, Basel

12/13/14/15/19/20/21 March 1997

Roll Over by Susan Stafford
Directed by Sonia Dell

Penny   -   Daniela Gunzenhauser

Marigold   -   Suzan Wilson

Alex   -   Dennis Dell

Louise   -   Valerie Walder

Viv   -   Alexandra Lorenzi

Giles   -   Jan Haecky

"Zip" cleaner is doing well, so why are comany staff so afraid of losing their jobs? And where does the forceful new company psychologist come in? Even the big boss's personal assistant is sure he means trouble!

The Actor's Nightmare by Christopher Durang

Directed by Michelle Florin

George Spelvin, accountant              Edward Atkinson

Meg                                               Pamela Herzog

Sarah Siddons                                 Molly Arnold

Dame Ellen Terry                             Rebecca Scriven

Henry Irving and The Executioner      Peter Williams

Voice                                           Norman Koeth


An accountant named George has to go on for Edwin Booth ("Eddie") and play alongside such luminaries as Sarah Siddons, Dame Ellen Terry (Sir John Gieldgud's Grandmother) and Henry Irving. Costumed as Hamlet, the incredulous Geroge is shoved on by the insistent stage manager. As the Nightmare unfolds, George is catapulted through a series of plays and in the last scene the actor's worst nightmare becomes strangely real as a reluctant George is finally obliged to say the right lines.

Last Panto in Litte Grimley by David Tristram

Directed by Caroline Weisskopf & Joy Scherer

Joyce                Joy Scherer

Gordon             David Cox

Margaret           Zuzana Cox

Bernard            Eric Collino

Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society is still on the brink of bankruptcy, but Gordon's creative juices have been flowing again and once more he's convinced he has a production that will be a complete sell-out. This time he's written a panto . . . with a twist! But a series of seemingly insurmountable technical difficulties threatens the success of the production. Will the show go on??


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