She Stoops to Conquer
by Oliver Goldsmith

Produced & Directed by Maggie Allsopp & Siân Butler.

Production dates : 18th - 21st September 2002

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A superbly inventive plot sparkling with wit and laughter. The comedy hinges on mistaken identities and comic misunderstandings. Marlow, a handsome young suitor for the hand of Kate Hardcastle, is misled, thanks to the pranks of Tony Lumpkin, into thinking that the Hardcastle estate is really a country inn and Kate merely a maid. The plot has plenty of twists and turns and keeps this witty 18th century comedy a perennial favourite with theatre goers.

Cast

Mr Hardcastle (courteous, amiable, 60s) : Stan Ward
Tony Lumpkin (his stepson, boorish, 21) : Julian Hinton
Landlord : George Kousorous
Marlow (inhibited, handsome) : Tim Peacock
Hastings (ardent, young) : Duncan Collins
Diggory (clumsy servant) : Steve Mercer
Roger (clumsy servant) : Jim Coventry
Sir Charles Marlow (likeable, 60s) : Mark Graves
Mrs Hardcastle (affected, mercenary, 57) : Norma Graves
Kate Hardcastle (sprightly, lovely, young) : Jacqui Ward
Constance Neville (Kate's cousin, pretty, 20) : Mel Seaman
Maid : Shirley Dobson
Betty Bouncer : Ros Kent

Backstage crew

Stage Manager : Phil Lovell
Set Construction : Phil Lovell, Rob Owen, Will Wrighton, Phil Oliver
Lights : Tim Hunter
Sound : Stephen Bashford &
Costumes : Maggie Allsopp & Siân Butler
Props : 
Prompt : Siân Butler
Box Office : Roy Whitlow
Front of House : Pauline Pincott & members.