The Waltz of the Toreadors

by Jean Anouilh

directed by Graham Buchanan

Performed at the

Theatre Royal, Winchester


13th to 17th October 1992

Anouilh has written some forty or more plays and is generally recognised to be a master of his trade in respect of presentation of character, dialogue and construction, but when La Valse des Toreadors was first put on in 1952 it was criticised for being a mixture of comedy and farce at one extreme, and drama bordering on melodrama and tragedy at the other.

Cast (in order of appearance)
General St. Pe Ken Spencer
Emiily His Wife Lynda Edwards
Gaston His Secretary Kevin Mitchell
Estella His Daughters Katrina Dowding
Sidonia His Other Daughter Sandra Philip
Doctor Bonfant David Bartlett
Mlle Ghislaine De Ste Euverte Jan Shrouder
Eugenie A Maid Chris Baker
Mme. Dupont-Fredaine Mollie Manns
Father Ambrose Ken Hann
Pamela A Maid Belinda Drew

For the Maskers
Director Graham Buchanan
Technical Director and Lighting Design Ron Tillyer
Stage Manager Julia Campone
Assistant Stage Manager Emma Carrington
Set Design Ken Spencer
Set Construction Geoff Cook, Chris Finbow
Set Painting Roger Lockett
Sound Recording Lawrie Gee
Properties And Furniture Ella Lockett, Dawn Finbow, Douglas Coates
Wardrobe Val Oswald, Chris Baker, Gillian Buchanan
Wigs Showbiz (Southampton)
Décor Motley
Stage Crew Martin Caveney, Martin Tilley, Lillia Nelson
Set Painting Edwin Beecroft
Production Assistant Pat Sawyer
Publicity and Marketing Michael Patterson, Jan Ward

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David Bartlett
Ken Spencer and David Bartlett
David Bartlett
Ken Spencer and Lynda Edwards
Jan Shrouder and Ken Spencer
Ken Spencer
Lynda Edwards
Mollie Manns and Chris Baker
Ken Spencer and Lynda Edwards
Mollie Manns and Ken Spencer
Katrina Dowding, Ken Spencer and Sandra Philip
Mollie Manns
Kevin Mitchell and Jan Shrouder

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