RIDERS TO THE SEA

Playwright:  John Millington Synge

Genre:  1 Act Play Drama

Group:  BHTC

Staged: The Park Centre, Burgess Hill

Nancy Forsdike

John McDonnell

Joan Collins

Christine Batsford

Cast

Press Cuttings

Production Date:  July 1970

Maurya

Bartley

Cathleen

Nora

Stage Manager & Effects

Set Design

Set Construction

Costumes

Prompt

Lighting

Richard Paplin

Sheila Tapner

W F Wells

Sheila Tapner

Jean Poulson

Richard Papner, Alan Dann & Gavin Maconachie

 

 

 

Crew

Directed by: Sheila Wells

RIDERS TO THE SEA

Synopsis: 

 

This one act play is set in a cottage kitchen in the Aran Isles off the west coast of Ireland. It is a sombre presentation of the anguish and resignation of Aran wives and sisters successively robbed by the sea of all their menfolk and was first performed in February 1904.

 

BHTC NOTES: It is not clear whether this production was just staged for theatre club members as a one off, or ever produced for the larger general public. However, the club did enter this production in the Mid-Sussex Arts Festival that year (See Press Review 2).


With no production programme yet discovered, the cast & crew details have been taken from the press reviews.

 

 

 

 

PLAYWRIGHT:

 

John Millington Synge was born in I87I in Rathfarnham, now absorbed into the suburbs of south Dublin, Ireland. He died in 1909.

Men & Women Of The Village:

Keith Jefferies, Rodney Nash, Mary Coleman, Jean Poulson & Barbara Chamberlain

BHTC Production Number: 64

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