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.

 

 

 

RIDERS TO THE SEA

Playwright:  John Millington Synge

Genre:  1 Act Play Drama

Directed by: Sheila Wells

Production Date:  July 1970

Group:  BHTC

Staged: The Park Centre, Burgess Hill

BHTC Production Number: 64

 

PLAYWRIGHT:

 

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

Nancy Forsdike

John McDonnell

Joan Collins

Christine Batsford

Cast

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

Men & Women Of The Village:

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

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