DEAR CHARLES

DEAR CHARLES

Directed by:  Keith Jefferies

Genre:  Comedy 

Group:  BHTC

Staged: Oakmeads School, Burgess Hill

Barbara Chamerlain

Anthony White

Kevin McSweeney

Ian Whitehorn

Betty Dann

Jennifer Taylor

John Poulson

Keith Jefferies

Frank Oakley

Elizabeth Batten

Marion Laughton

Richard Tapner

Cast

Martha

Edward

Walter

Bruno

Denise Darvel

Martine

Sir Mechael Anstruther

Jan Letzaresco

Dominique Lecler

Madame Duchemin

Lucille

Jean-Pierre

Douglas Kershaw

Joan Collins

Joan O'Meara

Alan Dann

Sheila Tapner & Norma Somerville

John Poulson

Ron Forsdike

Crew

Stage Manager

Prompt

Wardrobe

Set Design

Properties

Business Manager

Front of House Manager

 

Synopsis: 

 

Set in Paris in the Spring, the play concerns Denise, a charming lady novelist living alone with her three delightful children.

 

The only sign of a father is the portrait of “Dear Charles” displayed in a place of honour, but then the arrival of an Englishman, a Frenchman and a Polishman from Denise’s past, starts providing rich comic opportunities... 

 

BHTC NOTES: After a fire ruined the stage and dressing room areas of the Park Centre in December 1967, Oakmeads School kindly offered their stage facilities so larger productions could still be produced by the club, whilst all necessary repairs were made.

 

 

 

Programme 

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Playwright:  Alan Melville

Production Date:  June 1968

PLAYWRIGHT:   Alan Melville was a playwright, revue author and lyricist well-known in the forties and fifties. As well as writing a number of long running plays, he also wrote lyrics for Arthur Askey in the musical 'Bet Your Life' and collaborated with Ivor Novello on his last show 'Gay's The Word'. He lived in Brighton and died in 1983.

BHTC Production Number: 47

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