The Ballroom (1988)

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Peter King

Stephen Joseph Theatre In The Round
Main house (Round)

14 September 1988
14 September 1988
22 October 1988
New play:

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No
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Round

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Alan Ayckbourn
Laura McLaughlin
Angela Hardcastle
John Pattison

Vaughn Curtis
Kate Haswell
David O'Neill
Braco Dawson
Sarah Percival

Character
Lil Powell
Jack Powell, her husband
David Powell, their son
Babs, her cousin
Gran, her mother-in-law
Adrian Melrose
Veronica Melrose
Phil Spear, a dance instructor

Actor
Lesley Meade
Graeme Eton
Adam Godley
Jenny Funnell
Doreen Andrew
Simon Chandler
Lynette Edwards
John Gillett

Notes

> The Ballroom necessitated all the cast had to learn how to ballroom dance for the production.
> An ‘orchestra’ was featured on stage, consisting of Musical Director John Pattison and five papier-mâché puppeteered figures. John would sit in place, unmoving, when audiences entered the auditorium giving the impression he was one of the puppets.

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