THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

Synopsis:

 

A brothel that has been operating outside of fictional Gilbert for more then a century, Texas, It is under the proprietorship of Miss Mona Stangley, having been left to her by the original owner. While taking care of her girls, she is also on good terms with the local sheriff, Ed Earl Dodd. When crusading television reporter Melvin P. Thorpe (based on real-life Houston news personality Marvin Zindler) decides to make the illegal activity an issue, political ramifications cause the place to be closed down.

BHTC NOTES: Press Cuttings below show that some Burgess Hill residents were not in favour of this production, calling for it to be banned!

 

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The annual Mid Sussex Newspaper Awards recognised the production as being the best musical - Directed & choreographed by Janis McLean, Mike MacKenzie as best actor in a musical, Barry Dowden as best supporting actor in a musical and the wardrobe team for the best costumes, as detailed below.

 

THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS

Genre:  Musical Comedy

Playwright:  Book written by

Larry L King & Peter Masterson

 

Music & Lyrics:  Carol Hall

Produced by:  Rick Peckham

Directed by: Janis McLean

Production Date:  July 2000

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill

BHTC Production Number: 212

Cast 

Helen Clapperton

Derek McLean

Steve Pavey

Jaimie Todd

Derek McLean, Steve Pavey,

John Uwins, Laurie Moody,

Keith Griffiths, Andy Hall,

Bob Awcock & Geoff Twyman

Chris Childs

Stephen Brown & Nick Barnes

Keith Samphier & Mark Lacombe

Pat Griffiths & Lesley Rowland

Val Herbert, Val Whitehead & Sue Pavey

Karen Hickman & Maureen Baldwin

Pauline Childs

Fay Sayers

Barbara Kinsey

Catherine May

David Bevan

Sue Pavey, Olivia Maslin & Vicky Rogers

Hilary Smith & Andrew Wilson

Bob Greenyer, Brian Grindley & Graham Myers

Jim Wilson

Gill Sutton

Rosalind Wood

Rosalind Wood

 

Crew 

Francis Watson
Kelly Webb

Julia Peckham

Barry Dowden

Mike MacKenzie

Morag Mitchell

Chris Smith

Peter Clapperton

Malcolm Stephens

Rick Peckham

Peter Forester

Neil Batsford

 

The Girls

 

Julie Manville

Becky Churcher

Samantha Childs
Annette Saunders

Tina Spencer

Jo Loxton

Hannah Pavey

Claire Uwins

Jodie Culshaw

Naomi Hall

Judith Simpson

Narrator

Jewel

Miss Mona Stangley

Melvin P Thorpe

Sherrif Ed Earl Dodd

Doatsey Mae

Edsel Mackey

Mayor Rufus Poindexter

Imogene Charlene

Chip Brewster

Senator Wingwoah

Governor

 

 

 

Miss Wulla Jean

Angel

Shy

Dawn

Beatrice

Linda Lou

Ruby Rae

Taddy Jo

Eloise

Durla

Jolene

NarratorStage Director

Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Construction snd Backstage 

Crew

 

 

 

Lighting

Follow Spots

Sound

Wardrobe

Wardrobe Team

Hair

Make-Up

Make-Up Assistant

Properties

Properties Assistant

Prompt

Dressers

Foyer Decor

Publicity

Programme & Posters

Advertising Sales

Box Office Manager

Front of House Admin 

THE AGGIE BOYS

Dominic Watson  - Aggie 1

Bob Greenyer  -  Aggie 2 / Farmer

Brian Grindley  -  Aggie 3 / Slick Dude

Neil Johnson  - Aggie 4 / Travelling Salesman / Assistant

Matt Roberts - Aggie 5 / Announcer / Aide

James Mills  - Aggie 6 / Shy Kid

Craig Marsh - Aggie 7 / Cowboy / Cameraman

David Plank - Aggie 8 / Reporter

 

THE DOGETTES

Pauline Cooper, Karen Hickman, Kim Piggott, Carolyn Davis, Pippa Jones, Gill Roberts, 

Sharon Williams, Kate Forester, Debbie McLean & Gill Sutton

 

THE ANGELETTES

Francesca Battle, Kate Forester, Pippa Jones, Helen Clapperton, Amanda Holman,

Pauline Cooper, Natalie Holman & Debbie McLean

 

TOWNSPEOPLE / MEDIA

David Bevan, Natalie Holman, Marrie Stewart, Helen Clapperton, Gavin Mills,

Amanda Holman, Nicky Plank & Morag Mitchell

 

 

MUSICIANS

 

Toby Vennard - Arrangements / Orchestrations

Toby Vennard  -  Keyboard

Ash Nelson  -  Guitar

Matt Wilkinson  -  Bass Guitar

Matthew Hayward  -  Drums

Ritchie Sanderson -  Violin

Programme, Press Cuttings & Press Award

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Photos 1-24

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Staging and Rehearsal Photos 1-9

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