7th Maskers Directors' Course

organised and overseen by Ron Stannard

Performed in the

Green Room


19th to 20th March 1993

The performances on this course are the culmination of six weeks of hard work by the various casts and, in particular, the directors who make their debut in the ‘director’s chair’ on this occasion.

The “Director’s Course” has been part of the Company’s policy since 1968 as a way to increase the number of potential directors for major productions at the various venues used by The Company.

The previous six director’s courses have produced seven directors who have gone on to further glories with larger and more complicated productions. Who will join them after this one .......?

The Maskers Theatre Company is indebted to Ron Stannard who, in spite of running the other six, has returned to organise the seventh!! Our sincere thanks to Ron, who will lead the critique and discussions which follow the performances on each evening.


The Bald Primadonna

by Eugene Ionesco

Directed by Jan Shrouder

Mrs Smith Sarah Spencer
Mr Smith Kevin Mitchell
Mary, their maid Debbie Foster
Mr Martin David Pike
Mrs Martin Hazel Burrows
The Captain of the Fire Brigade GrahaM Buchanan


In Room Five Hundred And Four

by Jimmie Chinn

Directed by Sheana Canington

Older Edie Philippa Taylor
Edie Kate Atkinson
Harry John Carrington Jr
The Manager Albie Minns

CRITIQUE - Led by Ron Stannard



The Old One-Two

by A R Gurney Jr

Directed by Robbie Carnegie

The Professor Ken Spencer
The Student Sophic Bostock
The Dean Chris Parnell


A Phoenix Too Frequent

by Christopher Fry

Directed by Sandra Philip

Dynamene Karen Upfield
Tegeus Andrew McHale
Doto Katrina Dowding

CRITIQUE - Led by Ron Stannard

Backstage Team
Stage Manager Julia Campone
Settings Ken Spencer, Edwin Beecroft
Lighting Director Clive Weeks
Lighting Design & Operation Nicola Horne, Martin Caveney, Craig Buckingham
Sound Recordist Lawrie Gee
Sound Operator Angie Barks
Properties and Furniture Elaine Foote



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