THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL

Production Date:  April 1976

Directed by: Nancy Forsdike

Genre:  Comedy

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill

 

SYNOPSIS: 

 

Brothers Joseph and Charles Surface both want to marry the lovely Maria who is in the care of Sir Peter Teazle. However Lady Sneerwell, a malicious gossip and founder of The School for Scandal, is jealous and spreads false rumours about an affair between Charles and Lady Teazle. The brothers also have a rich uncle, Sir Oliver, whom they have not seen in sixteen years. He visits them both incognito before deciding which of them shall inherit his fortune.

 

BHTC NOTES: The costume sketches done by Nancy Forsdike (featured below), formed part of an arts festival held at the Park Centre. It successfully promoted a lot of interest before the production.

 

PLAYWRIGHT: 

 

Richard Brinsley Sheridan (October 30, 1751 – July 7, 1816). This play was written in 1777 

Assistant to Producer

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Set Design

Set Building

Design & Creation of Wardrobe

Properties

Lighting Team

Sound Effects

Prompt

Front Of House

Box Office

 

Elizabeth Batten

Margaret Coveney

Peter Jackson

Elizabeth Batten

Geoff Twyman & Michael Early

Nancy Forsdike

Edna Bailey & Eve Crabbe

Peter Coveney, Martin Lea & Christopher Page

Colin Thompson

Joan Collins

Barbara Chamberlain & Jan Case

Barbara Chamberlain

Crew

Cast

Lady Sneerwell

Snake

Hairdresser

Maid to Lady Sneerwell

Joseph Surface

Maria

Mrs. Candour

Crabtree

Sir Benjamin Backbite

Footman

1st Tradesman

2nd Tradesman

Dressmaker

Maid to Lady Teazle

Widow Ochre

Black Boy

Sir Peter Teazle

Rowley

Lady Teazle

Sir Oliver Surface

Moses

Trip

Charles Surface

Careless

Sir Toby

Sir Harry Bumper

Servant to Sir Joseph Surface

Jo White
David Lee

Kevin Gray

Anita Pugh

Alan Carter
Ena Barron

Pamela Jefferies

Ron Forsdike

Peter Case

Gary Smith

Brian Pyner

Graham Somerville

Melanie Murfin

Lynda Nunn

Norma Somerville

Simon Beasley

Keith Jefferies

John Poulson

June Colledge

Peter Martin

Leon Figg

Jim Wilson

Anthony Hole

George Lewandowski

Peter Clark

Frank Oakley

Kevin Gray

 

Helen Beasley, Peter Clark, Ann Fairall, Kevin Gray, Lynne Jones, Peter Hall, Brenda Keyes, David Lee, Jane Lee, George Lewandowski, Lesley Miles, Frank Oakley, Karen Munns, Brian Pyner, Melanie Murfin, Gary Smith, Doreen Oakley, Graham Somerville, Norma Somerville & Jim Wilson

 

Dancers of the Minuet

BHTC Production Number: 90

Costume Designs for the Show by Nancy Forsdike

Programme & Press Cuttings

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Photos 1-15

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