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CANDIDA -1st production at the Burgess Hill Theatre, Church Walk

Production Date:  March 1994

Directed by: Jane Towell

Playwright:  G Bernard Shaw

Genre: Comedy Drama

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Theatre, Church Walk,

Burgess Hill




The play tells the story of Candida, the wife of a first-rate clergyman named James Mavor Morell. Candida returns home from a trip to London with Eugene Marchbanks, a young poet who wants to rescue her from what he presumes to be a dull family life. Marchbanks is in love with Candida, and believes she deserves something more than just complacency from her husband. Morrel on the other hand thinks that Candida needs his care and protection but the real situation is quite the opposite. Finally, Candida has to choose between the two gentlemen.


BHTC NOTES: This was the first production performed by Burgess Hill Theatre club after their purchase of the old W.I Hall.


PLAYWRIGHT: G. Bernard Shaw Born 26 July, 1856, Dublin, Ireland died November 2, 1950, Hertfordshire, England.

Assistant Director & Prompt

Set Designer

Stage Manager

Technical Team


Wardrobe Team


Construction Team



Front Of House

Box Office Manager

Maureen Thomas

Geoff Twyman

Geoff Twyman

Tim Kendell & Chris Childs

Margaret Coveney

Pat Griffiths, Tricia Awcock,

Lesley Rowland & Hilary Smith

Geoff Twyman, Bob Awcock,

Laurie Parsons & Keith Gough

Pauline Childs

Graham Wood

Rosalind Wood




Anthony Hole

Jill Thompson

Glen Brown
Jim Towell

Cher Piddock

Jaimie Todd

Rev James Morrell

Miss Prosperine Garnet

Rev Lexy Mill

Mr Burgess


Eugene Marchbanks

BHTC Production Number: 166


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