The One Day of the Year

by Alan Seymour

directed by Jo Bartlett

Performed at the

Maskers Bassett Studio


22nd to 25th January 1974

ANZAC DAY: April 25, 1915. Australian and New Zealand troops landed in a small cove on the Gallipoli Peninsula at dawn. Object: to storm the Dardanelles with other British forces and eventually take Constantinople. Outnumbered by Turkish soldiers in good positions and suffering enormous losses, the Anzacs somehow managed to establish a position, but were unable to advance. The day is commemorated annually throughout Australia by rememberance services and parades by veterans of both wars. A dwindling minority of these use the occasion for ‘pub- crawl’ type reunions after the formalities. But for many of those that do, the result could be ‘The One Day of the Year’

Cast  performed by
Alf Cook (Dad)David Bartlett
Wacka DawsonKenneth Spencer
Dot Cook (Mum)Gwenyth Annear
Jan CastleSheila Clark
Hughie CookMartin Fleming-Sims
Martin Fleming-Sims is a member of Southampton Youth Theatre.

For the Maskers  
Directed byJo Bartlett
Technical DirectorRon Tillyer
LightingIvan White, Malcolm Gardiner
SoundGeoff Grandy
Stage ManagerBerenice Davies
Tech. Assistants.Olive Payne, D.Field, Chris O’Brien.
PropertiesEileen Stannard
WardrobeNicole Bartlett
DecorKenneth Spencer
Set ConstructionRon Tillyer, John Riggs, Monty Rose
Set DesignJo Bartlett
Front-of-HouseBetty Riggs and Members of the Maskers
Special Properties bySouthern Whitewood

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