It Runs In the Family
a Farce by Ray Cooney
Directed by Barbara Simpson
- Dr David Mortimore - Barry Pixton
- Dr Mike Connolly - Craig Simpson
- Rosemary Mortimore - Kathleen Riley
- Dr Hubert Bonney - David Lloyd
- Matron - Dorothy Spencer
- Sir Willoughby Drake - Stephen Dixon
- Jane Tate - Lesley Haworth
- Sister -Cynthia Carter
- Leslie - James Masterman
- Police Sergeant - Eddie Bootle
- Bill - Tom Gillespie
- Mother - Pat Chadwick
Welcome to lt Runs in the Family a typical "Whitehall" style farce. We hope you have as much fun watching this play as we have had rehearsing it. Rehearsals have been hilarious but manic!
I would like to take this opportunity of welcoming several newcomers to the Garrick stage.
First of all we have Craig Simpson who has worked backstage for the Garrick but this is his very first appearance on stage. David Lloyd is a very talented and experienced player from Blackburn and we are fortunate that he was able to step in and help us out.
Another player from the Blackburn & Clitheroe area is Lesley Haworth who has appeared in musicals in Burnley, but this is her first play with the Garrick and hopefully not the last.
Last but by no means least, we have James Masterman who has appeared in several plays with Stage Two of Downham and has come over the hill to be with us.
The rest of the cast are familiar to you and I would like to thank them all for the help they have given me.
Please give them all a warm Garrick welcome.
Act I : 3 days before Christmas — morning
Act II : Immediately following
The action takes place in the Doctor's common room of St. Andrew's Hospital, London. Time - The present.
Production Manager - Clifford Spencer
Set Design - Peter Edwards
Set Construction - The Garrick Team
Stage Manager - Norman Bell
Lighting/Sound - Richard I'Anson
Wardrobe/Dressers - Lynne Atkinson, Susan Bulcock, Valerie Emery
Props - Joyce Mulderrig
Prompts - Clifford Spencer, Kath Hall
Front Of House - Geoffrey Pratt
Posters - Chrisalis Design
Programme - Martin Chadwick
Printing - P. J. Print
Our thanks to all those involved in helping to put this production onto the Mechanics stage.