Programme & Press Cutting

Production Date:  April 1980

Directed by: John Poulson

Genre:  Drama

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill




An aging and dreaming man finds he cannot relate to ordinary office life and isolating himself from those around him, he escapes into his apple orchard, leaving his wife to hold the home together.


BHTC NOTES: Although the discovered poster for the production states the show was 'Entered in the Mid Sussex Arts Association Festival,' at present, no information has come to light on how the play was judged or received.






PLAYWRIGHTRobert Bolt (August 15, 1924 – February 12, 1995). His first stage play was 'Flowering Cherry' and he went on to win two best screenplay Oscars. One was for the movie version of 'A Man for All Seasons,' for which he did the screenplay for as well as authoring the play. The second was for his collaboration with David Lean for 'Doctor Zhivago,' from the novel by Boris Pasternak. Bolt also wrote 'Ryan’s Daughter,' 'Vivant! Vivant! Regina!,' and 'Lady Caroline Lamb.' 


Stage Manager

Set Design



Technical Manager



Scenery Construction

House Manager

Box Office


Backdrop Painters



Playwright:   Robert Bolt


Margaret Coveney

Geoff Twyman

Elizabeth Batten

Maureen Thomas

Peter Coveney

Barbara Chamberlain

Trevor Wilson

Richard Nurse & John Hurst

Anthony White

Barbara Chamberlain

Lesley Miles

Nancy Forsdike & Anthony White

Isobel Cherry

Tom Cherry

Jim Cherry

Gilbert Grass

Judy Cherry

David Bowman



Joan Collins
Adrian Thomas

Keith Jefferies

Peter Case

Kim Smith

Peter Martin

Janet Eade

BHTC Production Number: 107

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