BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS

BLUE REMEMBERED HILLS

Synopsis:

 

This apparently simple tale relates the activities of seven-year-olds on a summer afternoon during World War II. The children (all played by adult actors) and their world become a microcosm of adult interaction. Willie tags along as burly Peter bullies Raymond and is challenged by fairminded John. Audrey is over-shadowed by Angela's prettiness and wreaks her angry frustrations on the boys. All of them gang up on the terrified `Donald Duck' who, abused by his mother and ridiculed by his peers, plays his own dangerous game of pyromania.....


BHTC NOTES: Setting the play in the round within our own relatively small theatre was a bold and imaginary step, but which added hugely to the atmosphere as the smell of rotting tree stumps, bark, leaves and mushroom compost filled the air. The barn (set on the stage) had folding doors and collapsing props for the end burning barn scene, which Jamie Todd won the best scenery design for, in the annual Mid Sussex Times Awards. (see below).

 

Cast 

Playwright:  Dennis Potter

Genre:  Drama

Staged:  The Theatre, Church Walk, Burgess Hill  (In the Round)

Directed by: Rick Peckham

Production Date:  March/April  1998

Group:  BHTC

Derek Mclean

Jaimie Todd

Jaimie Todd, Keith Griffiths,

Geoff Twyman, Derek Mclean & Alan Herbert

Tim Kendell

Mike Ward, Tim Pateman,

Keith Samphier & Daniel Pepper

Hilary Smith & Jane Forester

Jan Case

Jim Wilson

Rosalind Wood

Crew 

David Abbott

Chris Smith

Peter Forester

Nigel Summers

Diane Lane

Julia Peckham

Kevin Gray

Keith Jefferies

Willie

Peter

John

Raymond

Angela

Audrey

Donald 'Duck'

Voice

Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction Team

 

 

Technical Manager

Techncal Team

 

Properties / Wardrobe

Prompt

Publicity, Programmes & Posters

Box Office Manager & Front of House

BHTC Production Number: 195

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