In Room 504 & Showbiz Goes to War

"Room 504" by Jimmi Chinn --- "Showbiz" compiled by the Maskers

"Room 504" directed by Sheana Carrington --- "Showbiz" directed by Philippa Taylor

Performed at the

Turner Sims Concert Hall


Sunday 22nd May 1994


by Jimmi Chinn Directed by Sheana Carrington

It is 1944, a hotel room in Skegness, where Harry and Edie are on their honeymoon. The play presents us with the memories of the now older Edie, allowing us to travel across time, reflecting the uncertainties of life during the forties.
This production was originally presented as part of a Directors’ course in 1993.

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


Directed by Philippa Taylor

This is the Maskers’ affectionate tribute, in music and prose to the stars, songs and shows of the 1940’s. There are topical readings and poems, plus the chance to join in with favourite wartime songs.

The Performers
The Accompanists Belinda Drew and Michael Patterson
Young Girl Amy Stansbridge
The Narrator Sonia Morris
The ‘Proper Singers’ Julie Baker and David Jupp
‘Our Gracie’ Angela Stansbridge
‘The Andrews Sisters’ Dawn Alford, Katy Dowding and Sarah Spencer
‘Noel Coward’ Mark Ponsford
‘Marlene Dietrich’ Jan Ward
‘Judy Garland’ Sarah Spencer
The Men Michael Antram, Roger Mallock and Shaun Waters
For the Maskers
Technical Director  Ron Tillyer
Lighting Clive Weeks, Tony Lawther, Julia Campone, Corrina Jordan
Sound Lawrie Gee
Set Design, Construction and Painting Ken Spencer, Edwin Beecroft, Geoff Cooke, Bryan Langford, Graham Buchanan, David Jupp, Shaun Waters

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Dawn Alford, Katy Dowding and Sarah Spencer
Jan Ward
Julie Baker, centre left Angie stansbridge, Kate Atkinsons, ?, Sarah Spencer, Amy Stansbridge, David Jupp
Mark Ponsford
Sarah Spencer
Dawn Alford, Katy Dowding and Sarah Spencer
Jan Ward
Jan Ward
Angela Stansbridge
David Jupp
Julie Baker and David Jupp
Sarah Spencer
Amy Stansbridge
Angela Stansbridge
Sarah Spencer
Belinda and Sonia Morris (at the back .., Sarah Spencer…)

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