One for the Road | 5th – 10th December 2011

By Willy Russell, directed by Sandie Campbell

On the evening of his birthday Dennis is making a last ditch attempt to break away from the confines of middle-class existence. Imprisoned on Phase 2 of the housing estate, and surrounded by Tupperware parties, Weight Watchers and wife swapping, he tries to revert to his former easy-going way of life. He reaches breaking point when next door neighbours Roger and Jane arrive for his party carrying presents that epitomize the hated way of life. In between giving instructions on the telephone to his parents (lost in the maze of bungalows) and keeping a secret hidden in his reproduction Queen Anne Bureau, Dennis attempts to pack a rucksack. Then he finds that, in turn, Jane, Roger and Pauline (his wife ) all want to come with him…

The cast:

Dennis Cain           Rob Chambers
Pauline Cain          Rachel Cormican
Roger Fuller          Ian-Paul Munday
Jane Fuller            Sanchia Leddy

The cast in action

Dennis ranting about his hatred of tupperware

 

Backstage:

Set Design:                                  Adrian Pope
Lighting Design:                         Jon Lewis
Sound Design:                             Ian James
Stage Director:                           John Heather
Set Construction:                       John Heather & T62 members
Set Decor:                                   Adrian Pope & T62 members
Stage Manager:                         Liane Marchant
Asst Stage Manager:                 Lynne Craig
Lighting Assistant:                     David Hart
Sound Assistant:                        Andrew Herbert
Props:                                          Beryl Neal, Sandie Campbell
Wardrobe:                                  Valerie Polydorou, Sandie Campbell
Make-up & hair:                        Jean Golder, Penny Vetterlein, Christine Lever
Prompt:                                       Audrey Knighton, Nina James

House Manager:                        John Heather
Refreshments:                           Audrey Knighton, Lynne Craig
Raffle:                                          Janet Clark
Box Office:                                  Margaret Uzzell
Programme Editor:                   John Guttridge
Poster/Programme Design:     Graham Copeland

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