FUMED OAK

Programme

 

Production Date:  1975

Directed by: Sheila Wella

Playwright: Noel Coward

Genre:  Comedy

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Park Centre, Burgess Hill

 

SYNOPSIS: 

 

Henry Gow has apparently accepted his unattractive family, until one evening when he returns with new courage and announces his plan for escape. He vows never to see them again and leaves, gleefully slamming the door in their faces.


BHTC NOTES: This production doubled with 'Trouble On Helicon' as an evening of one act plays. In Nancy Forsike's scrapbook (from where these images were taken), she mentions that 'Fumed Oak' was produced by the more established club members, whilst 'Trouble On Helicon' was produced to promote the clubs new youth drama section.


Unfortunately from the information currently available, it is not possible to know how many performances were produced.

 

PLAYWRIGHT: 

 

Noel Coward (December 16, 1899 – March 26, 1973) Labelled as an 'Unpleasant Comedy in Two Scenes', Fumed Oak is from Noel Coward's 'Tonight at 8-30' series of plays.

Stage Manager

Prompt

Properties

Sound

Lights

 

Elizabeth Batten

John Poulson

Brenda Keyes

Peter Coveney

Charles Briggs, Denise Berry & Mike Pate

Crew

Neil Batsford
Joan Collins

Jo White

Pam Jefferies

 

Henry Gow

Doris

Elsie

Mrs. Rockett

 

Cast

FUMED OAK

BHTC Production Number: 87

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