Let’s Pretend | April 2001

By Vanessa Brooks. Directed by Rosemary Harris.

British pensioners wintering in Majorca at the Hotel Paradise seek to impress their fellow guests by embellishing their life storie and capabilities.

However, with the arrival of a young couple and a near staff riot, they see their layers of self-deceit peel away.

The action takes place at the Hotel Nova Paradise, Palma Nova, Majorca. It spans the evening of the Valentine’s Day dance and fancy hat competition, to one week later besides the pool.


Karen                             Vanessa Noble
Marj                                Jo Stone
Bill                                  David Pollard
Alfred                             Ray Harris
Grace                             Brenda Noble
Melanie                          Lisa Ventham
John                               David Burrow

Set designer                  Ray Harris
Lighting Designer         David Hart
Sound Designer            Ian James
Stage Manager             Sally Guttridge
Asst Stage Manager    Mary Holder
Sound Asst                    Daniel Whymark
Set décor                       Carolyn Fuller
Set construction           David Kinch & T62 members
Props                             Gill Wastell
Wardrobe                      Dorothy McDonald
Make-up                        Jean Golder
Prompt                          Audrey Smithard

House Manager            Maurice Uzzell
Refreshments               Joan Martin & Nina James
Raffle                              Muriel Kidd
Box Office                      Margaret Uzzell
Poster Design                Adrian Pope
Programme Editor       Maurice Uzzell
Programme Design      Graham Copeland