84 Charing Cross Road | April 2007

By Helene Hanff.  Directed by Bill Morley.

Helene Hanff in New York writes witty letters to a bookshop at 84 Charing Cross Road, London, enquiring about second hand books.

Replies are sent by the stodgy and proper Frank Doel.

Helene’s idiosyncratic path through English literature broadens as she grows ever fonder of her friends in England.

The action takes place between 1949-1971 in Helene’s New York apartment, and in Marks & Co, Booksellers, 84 Charing Cross Road, London.

Cast:

Helene Hanff:                Janet Sharrock
Cecily Farr:                   Caroline Shufflebotham
Maxine Stewart:          Amy Comper
Frank Doel:                   Niall Campbell
William Humphries:    Richard Stewart
Mr Martin:                   Bernard Hemsley

Backstage:

Stage Director:                                 John Heather
Set Design:                                        Bill Morley
Lighting Designer:                           Andrew Herbert
Sound Designer:                              Daniel Whymark
Set construction:                             Bernard Hemsley, John Guttridge & members of T62
Stage Manager:                                Sally Guttridge
Asst Stage Manager:                       Ruth Aylward
Stage crew:                                       Terry Clarke, Sandra Oliver
Lighting Assistant:                           Sharon Fowler
Sound Assistant:                              Sam Tanner
Props:                                                Sally Guttridge
Wardrobe:                                         Eve Stone
Make-up & hair:                               Penny Vetterlein, Jean Golder, Christine Lever
Prompt:                                             Mary Ransom, Penny Vetterlein

House Manager:                               John Heather
Refreshments:                                  Nina James, Ann Herbert
Raffle:                                                 Heather London
Box Office:                                         Margaret Uzzell
Poster/programme design:             Graham Copeland
Programme editor:                           John Guttridge

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