Much Ado About Nothing

by William Shakespeare

directed by Kenneth Spencer

Performed at the

Skyway Hotel, Southampton


Monday 25th November 1968

The play then transferred to the

Nuffield Theatre


30th January to the 1st February 1969

Southampton Evening Echo 26th November 1968:
The Maskers, the new amateur dramatic company with great plans for drama in Southampton, made their public debut last night by staging Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing" at the Skyway Hotel for one night only.............The whole production was sound without being outstanding, but I think we will be hearing a good deal more from the Maskers.

Don Pedro Graham Buchanan
Don John Roger Warren
Claudio John Carrington
Benedick James Smith
Leonato Restel Burton
Antonio Peter Bramley
Balthasar John Greenhouse
Borachio Michael Shailer
Conrade John Lelliot
Friar Francis Adrian Vinson
Dogberry Kenneth Spencer
Verges Peter White
A Lord John Peacock
The Watch Philip Henbest, Trevor Powell, Ian Hutchings,
Ray Lacey, Peter Sanger
Hero Sheana Carrington
Beatrice Jeanne Rushton
Margaret Sonia Morris
Ursula Jane McWilliams
A gentlewoman Jenny Edwards

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At the Nuffield

The Cast

Benedick (James Smith) & Beatrice (Jeanne Rushton)

For the Maskers:  
Technical Director Ron Tillyer
Stage Managers Jean Friend, Geoff Callow, Tony Cousins
Lighting Roger Lockett
Sound Anthony Miles
Wardrobe Mistress Pamela Pascoe assisted by Yvonne Paget, Mary Andrews, Ailie Brotchie, Jill Buchanan, Jenny Edwards, Margaret Lofts
Set Design Stanley Rixon, John Carrington
Musical Advisor Anne Brunstromm
Dance Advisor Pamela Silvester



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