Careline Theatre Alcalali

A Bedfull of Foreigners

The Set Poses a Challenge

"A Bedfull Of Foreigners" poses a number of problems in staging, and Director John A. Booth has had to bring his professional expertise to bear on the subject. It is not often that various parts of the set play such a vital role in the action and, naturally, everything needs to go smoothly if at all possible.

Sharing the problems and building the set has been a demanding but interesting task for Bill Parsons and his small team. Props has also been a demanding area and John Miller has again show remarkable ingenuity and resourcefulness to have everything available. Another complicated area has been sound and sound effects. This is Brian Hight's territory and his computer skills have been hard pressed this time around.

On stage, most of the cast will be well known to our regular audience members. The one notable addition is Lorraine Stevenson, a very talented actress who has played a number of key roles with Castle Theatre. This is actually Lorraine's second Careline Theatre production. She played in one of the two one-act plays that we presented at Els Poblets during the summer. Also in the same one-act play was John Eland, making a welcome return after a severe illness following his last appearance as "King Benny" in 'Jack & The Beanstalk' in 1998. John plays "Karak" tonight, whilst Lorraine becomes the saucy, French "Simone".

Colin Worrall continues to stretch his talent and has added a suitable accent for his role as "Heinz", the hotel manager. After his very first appearance on stage in "Dick Whittington" last year, Colin has played "Herbert Soppitt" in 'When We Are Married', and "Wishee Washee" in 'Aladdin'. He too was involved in the one-act performance at Els Poblets.

Elaine Farrow, Candy Wright, Rick Rosewell and Graham Chadwick are amongst our most experienced performers with credits in quite a number of our previous productions.

A Bedfull of Foreigners
By DAVE FREEMAN
By Arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH Ltd.
CAST in order of appearance
Karak John Eland John Eland
Heinz Colin WorrallColin Worrall
Brenda Candy Wright Candy Wright
Stanley Graham B. Chadwick Graham B. Chadwick
Helga Elaine Farrow Elaine Farrow
Claude Rick RosewellRick Rosewell
Simone Lorraine StevensonLorraine Stevenson

 

Directed by

JOHN A. BOOTH
Stage Manager JOHN A. BOOTH
Assistant SM BILL PARSONS
Set Construction Bill Parsons,
Stan Betts, Roy Martin
Set Decoration Brian Denton
Properties John Miller, David Smethurst
Wardrobe June A. Booth, Hazel Worrall
Prompter Brenda Cook
Sound Control Brian Hight
Lighting Control Raymond Davis
Front of House Manager Alan Brett
Bar Manager Norman Hall
Press & PR Graham B. Chadwick
Ticket Sales Sue Holly
Programme Graham B. Chadwick
Bar Staff Ray Baker; Terry Kent, Hazel Worrall
FOH Staff Jean Barber; Ray Barber; Shirley Barratt; Pat Betts, Stan Betts, Murray Brett, Rita Brett, Bill Burke, Margaret Corderey, Stephanie Herrod, Sylvia Hight, Ann Hosking, Sylvia Kent, Richard McEnery, Sylvia McEnery
   

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