James Pattinson and Peter Clapham
Where and When
26th – 28th April 1979 @ The Allendale Centre, Wimborne
Desmond and Helen are borrowing a flat in London. Desmond discovers that Helen has left her husband and that his own wife has gone to Majorca with George, the owner of the flat. Outraged. Desmond is bent on vengeance on the person of his wife’s seducer.
- Helen Winter – Jane Sherwill
- Desmond Mayne – David Green
- Pearce – John Anthony
- Jacaranda Jones – Hannah Bradley
- Miss Lowry – Muriel Brooks
- Charles Spence – Brian Hickmore
- George Winter – Arthur Brooks
- Claudia Mayne – Carolyn Young
- Director – Valerie-ann Griffith
- Set Design – Alastair Griffith
- Stage Management – Roy Bruin
- Lighting and Sound – Alastair Griffith
- Properties – Kathy McCawley, Wendy Bruin and Mavis Hazleden
- Prompt – Raymonde Grenville
- Front of House and Box Office – Darvid Sherwill in conjuction with Allendale Centre and Holman Radio
Triumph for new producer
Wimborne Drama Club’s new producer, Valerie-Anne Griffith, watched with a mixture of relief and satisfaction last night at the first performance of The Other Fellow’s Oats, a comedy about the permissive society.
It was just four months since she moved to Wimborne from Sheffield – and three months since she and her husband, set designer Alastair, joined the club. Mrs Griffith said: “We only attended to see what sort of things they did. No one was more surprised than me when I left the meeting as a producer”. But Mrs Griffith is no newcomer to amateur drama and has produced plays at Bracknell and Sheffield, including the production that won the Sheffield Drama Festival in 1977. Her husband was a professional lighting designer at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.
The couple are a great acquisition for the Wimborne club and their influence was evident from the high standard of the production. Chairman David Green, who took one of the leading parts said: “We have certainly been put through our paces”.
The cast also included two newcomers – 23 year old Hannah Bradley who was formerly with the National Youth Theatre in London and Brian Hiskmore who was borrowed from Ferndown Drama Group.
There are further performances at the Allendale Centre tonight and tomorrow.
New producer’s debut with Drama Club
Members of Wimborne drama Club were put through their paces for their latest production by new producer Valerie-Ann Griffith. But it was well worth if for the hard work was reflected in the quality of their performance in The Other Fellow’s Oats, a comedy about permissive society.
Mrs Griffith moved to Wimborne from Sheffield only four months ago and it is just three months since she and her set designer husband, Alastair joined the Club. Mrs Griffith said: “We only went along to see what sort of things they did. No-one was more surprised than I when I left the meeting as a producer”, said Mrs Griffith. But she is no newcomer to amateur drama and has produced plays at Bracknell and Sheffield, including the production which won the Sheffiled Drama Festival in 1977. Her husband was a professional lighting designer at Sheffield’s Crucible Theatre.
Two other newcomers to the Wimborne Club were among the cast – 23 year old Hannah Bradley, who was formerly with the National Youth Theatre in London, and Brian Hickmore who was ‘borrowed’ from Ferndown Drama Group. The club put on three performances of the play at the Allendale Community Centre.
Members of the cast : Jane Sherwill (as Helen Winter), David Green (Desmond Mayne), John Anthony (Pearce), Hannah Bradley (Jacaranda Jones), Muriel Brooks (Miss Lowry), Brian Hickmore (Charles Spence), Arthur Brooks (George Wimter), Carolyn Young (Claudia Mayne).
Helping backstage were: Valerie-Ann Griffith (producer), Alastair Griffith (set design, lighting and sound), Roy Bruin (stage manager), Kathy McCawley, Wendy Bruin and Mavis Hazleden (properties), Raymonde Grenville (prompt). David Sherwill (front of house and box office).