Southampton Show 1969

held on Southampton Common
Performed in the open air on

Southampton Common


11th and 12th July 1969

Our Nuffield show - "Hamlet" - was on at the same time as Southampton Show, so several members had to make the quick dash from the Common to the Nuffield on the Friday and Saturday!


  Friday  Saturday
Journey to the Top of the Mountain 1.00 12.00
The Undoing of Falstaff 2.00 1.00
Ah! Cruel Fate 3.00 2.00
Journey to the Top of the Mountain 3.30 2.30
Fight Display 4.00 3.00
The Undoing of Falstaff 5.00 4.00
Fight Display 5.30 4.30
Ah! Cruel Fate 6.00 5.00

Journey to the Top of the Mountain

An Improvised Play for Young Children

 The play has been devised with the prime motive of encouraging the audience, children aged 3 to 10 years, to participate in the action, so providing a basis for a creative entertainment in which children are actively involved.

Phillip Henbest
John Lelliott
Brian Stansbridge
Peter White
Sandy Crook
Barbara Pollard

The Undoing of Falstaff

An Excerpt from Shakespeare's Henry IV

 Falstaff, although fooled by Hal, manages to have the last laugh.

Hostess Libby Cleaver
Doll Barbara Pollard
Bardolph Mike Shailer
Peto John Lelliott
Poins Graham Buchanan
Hal John Carrington
Falstaff Ken Spencer

Scene 1              A Tavern

Scene 2              Gadshill Forest

Scene 3              A Tavern

Fight Display

A Roman Army lays siege to a fortified town and receives its surrender after a challenge to single combat.

Directed by Adrian Vinson

Properties designed by Barbara Pollard

John Arthur
John Carrington
Phillip Henbest
Ian Hutchings
Ray Lacey
John Lelliott
Jim Oliver
Trevor Powell
Brian Stansbridge

Ah! Cruel Fate

A Victorian Melodrama

A story of Love, Hate, Lust and Desire.

All the things, in fact, that make life worth living.

Phillip Henbest
Ray Lacey
Joanna Ewins
Jane McWilliams
Trevor Powell
Brian Stansbridge
Sandy Crook
Allison Mace
Ian Hutchings
Peter White

Early Southampton Show photos - not sure which years
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possibly Sandy White, Ken Hann, Ken Spencer, David Bartlett
Mike Shailer

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Maskers Theatre Company
Off Emsworth Road
SO15 3LX

Registered Charity 900067

Established 1968

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