20th to 27th July 1985
Jean Anouilh was born in 1910, the son of a tailor and a violinist. He reached the height of his fame in the 1950’s and early 1960’s when he produced works which have become modern classics such as The Lark, Becket ou l’amour de Dieu and La Grotte. Many of his plays have been translated into English and a number made into films.
Anouilh divided his works into Pièces Roses, Pièces Noires and Pièces Brillantes. Ring Round The Moon (L’invitation au Chateau) is a Pièce Brillante.
Anouilh’s plays cover a wide range of emotions and often have a period feel. He uses a gentle, witty humour. The main themes of his work are the death of love, idealism and disillusionment.
|Cast (in order of appearance)|
|Hugo, Prederic||Brian Stansbridge|
|Diana Messerschmann||Enid Clark|
|Lady India||Sonia Morris?|
|Patrice Bombelles||David Pike|
|Madame Desmermortes||Wiggs Dalgliesh|
|Her Mother||Sheila Clark|
|Guests/Dancers||Pam Aston, Hilary Bowen, Sara Butler, Julie Jordan, Julia Patterson, Barbara Williams, Malcolm Douglas, Keith Larkin, Chris Williams|
|For the Maskers:|
|Directed by||Philippa Taylor|
|Assisted by||Pat Sawyer|
|Stage Manager||Angela Barks|
|Set Design||Ken Spencer|
|Set Construction||John Riggs|
|Dances arranged by||Jenny Cox|
|Front of House||Jan Ward, Meri Lawther|
|Publicity||Graham Buchanan, Meri Lawther|
|Pyrotechnic Operator||Keith Larkin|
|Wine Bar||Becket & Ann Pennington-Legh|
|Refreshments||Lockerley Post Office|
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