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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie | October 2003

By Muriel Spark, adapted by Jay Presson Allen. Directed by Rene Hughes.

Meet Jean Brodie, eccentric, radical schoolteacher, fascinating her ‘set’ of sixteen year old girls with her ideas, beliefs and relationships with men.

Out of pique, one of the ‘set’ arranges her dismissal for her fascist sympathies, ending the career of ‘an Edinburgh Festival all on her own’.

Set in Edinburgh in the 1930’s and an Edinburgh convent in the 1970’s.


Sister Helena                              Jean Golder
Mr Perry                                    Tony Skeggs
Jean Brodie                                Carolyn Taylor
Sandy                                          Emily London
Jenny                                          Elosa Brann
Monica                                        Rachel Cormican
Mary MacGregor                      Katherine Whalley
Miss MacKay                              Penny Vetterlein
Gordon Lowther                        Jon Clark
Teddy Lloyd                              Alec Raemers
McCreedy                                   Ian-Paul Munday
Miss Campbell                           Sian Roberts
Schoolgirls: Jess Barker, Lauren Palmer, Danielle Grainger, Sophie Jackson, Charlotte Kennett, Claire Phillips, Jo Betteley, Jo Betteley, Natalie Wall.

Set design                                    David Kinch
Lighting Design                          Andrew Herbert
Sound Design                              Daniel Whymark
Stage Manager                           Sian Roberts
ASMs                                           Heather London & Alex Ginn
Set construction                         David Kinch, Bernard Hemsley, Adrian Pope
Set backdrop                              Caroline Fuller
Special paintings                        Stella Harvery
Lighting Asst                               Ian James
Props                                           Ann Herbert, Mary Holder
Wardrobe                                   Margaret Uzzell
Wardrobe Assts                         Pauline Whalley, Margaret Cronk
Make-up                                    Penny Vetterlein
Wigs                                            Jean Golder
Prompt                                       Alice London

House Manager                         Maurice Uzzell
Refreshments                            Ann Herbert, Nina James
Raffle                                           Nigel London
Poster design                             Stella Harvey
Programme editor                    Maurice Uzzell
Programme design                    Graham Copeland