SALOON BAR 

SALOON BAR

Programme 

Directed by:  Joy Sinden

Production Date:  March 1957

Playwright:  Frank Harvey

Genre:  Murder Mystery

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Boxing Club Hall, Burgess Hill

 

Synopsis: 

 

Against a background of Christmas and the pending arrival of another baby for the landlord of the 'Cap and Bells' public house situated in London's West End, a group of locals lead by bookie Joe Harris set out to prove that former customer Eddie Graves is not guilty of the murder for which he is due to be hanged in the morning. 

BHTC NOTES: No longer able to perform at St. Andrews Church Hall, the club settled on performing (for this one show) in the Boxing Club Hall in Leylands Road.

 

Advertised as one of the first productions of it's time in the South making use of this 'Show in an Arena' (commonly now known as 'In The Round'), the play involved a large cast and was a great financial and artistic success.

 

 

 

Valerie Pembroke

Fred Aldridge

Peter Sinden

Clive Jacklin

Anthony White

John Bray

Betty Kallenborn

Charles Gover

Dorothy Emery

John Stallwood

Angela Dorling

 

Cast 

Denis Coote

Jennifer Oakley

Roger Coates

Stage Manager

Prompt

Lighting & Sound

Crew 

Ivy

Hoskins

Fred

Newsboy

Wickers

Joe Harris

Nora

Jim

Sally Watson

Peter

Jean/First Mayfair Girl

 

Janet Goddard

Denis Nye

Barbara Duckworth

John Skelton

Michael Langley

Ronald Eagleton

Bernadette L White

Jim Revell

Trevor Phipps 

Frances Southgate

Queenie

George

Doris

Evangelist

First Mayfair Man

Second Mayfair man

Second Mayfai Girl/A Waitress

Johnny Baines/A Police Constable

Fred Small

A Customer

Cast 

BHTC Production Number: 6

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