Famous for Fifteen

by six authors

directed by six directors

Performed at the

Nuffield Theatre Studio Theatre


Monday 5th October 2009

The Meningitis Trust approached The Maskers Theatre Company to see if it was possible to produce a show from which the proceeds could be donated to the Trust. The show "Famous for Fifteen" was the result.

The format of the proposed evening was to present six short plays, each lasting no longer than fifteen minutes (hence the event title) and each show having a maximum cast of four players. The plays were written by various Maskers and their friends. Six directors were appointed, players were found and rehearsals commenced.

The Nuffield Theatre management was asked if they would be kind enough to allow the show to be presented in their studio theatre, they very kindly agreed to do so and the venue was fixed.

The Masker's technical staff were tasked with providing sound and lights for six different shows in one evening ---- no mean feat! --- of course they rose to the occasion and full technical support was given.

All proceeds from the show were donated to The Meningitis Trust.

Any Which Way
Moira Allen

directed by Sheana Carrington

the cast Sheana Carrington, Rachael Courage, Gill Buchanan, Jenni Watson
Moira Allen has been involved with theatre for many years firstly as a professional dancer. She directed the Redbridge Theatrical Society. As a survivor of meningitis as a child she is pleased to support this worthy cause.
Sheana Carrington is a long standing member of the Maskers Theatre Company.

A Christmas Cock-up
Moira Allen

directed by Graham Buchanan

the cast Graham Buchanan, Alan Watson, John Souter, Ian Wilson
Graham has acted in and directed many plays for The Maskers

The Three Wishes
Margie Harriott

directed by Angela Stansbridge

the cast Mary Hamilton, Avril Woodward. Gina Marchant
Margie Harriott organised the evening and was pleased to offer one of her plays for the event

The winning play was "Word Salad" by Craig Murray and directed by Ken Spencer

Word Salad
Craig Murray

directed by Ken Spencer

the cast Matt Avery, Philip de Grouchy, Adam Taussik, Jenni Watson
Craig works with NHS Direct and enjoys creative writing in his spare time. Word Salad evolved from an idea conceived during a long walk along the seafront in Bournemouth.
Ex-Masker's Chairman, Ken Spencer is one of the Maskers most experienced actors and directors

Rob Stansbridge

directed by Rachael Courage

the cast Steve Clark, Rachael Courage
Rob is a Teaching Fellow at Southampton University. He also sings, plays guitar and performs in pantomime each year.
Rachael is one of the Maskers actors, a committee member and the Company Social Secretary.

Ditching Worries in the Pyrenees
Sarah Pagana

directed by Ros Liddiard

the cast Ros Liddiard, Peter Liddiard, Gina Marchant, Avril Woodward
Ros and Peter Liddiard are long-standing members of the Maskers and are very involved with Prime Theatre

For the Maskers
Production Manager Kathryn Salmon
Lighting Design and operator Clive Weeks
Sound Design and operator Geoff Grandy

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