Careline Theatre Alcalali

Laying The Ghost

By Simon williams


Directed by JOHN A. BOOTH

Cast of Characters
In order of appearance

Freda Deacon

Freda Clague
Mrs. Kidd Lynne Parsons
Margot Buchanan Brenda Taylor
Sadie Croft Candy Wright
Sir Leo Buchanan Bill Kent
Lady Judy Buchanan Dorothy Fish
Superman Colin Worrall

Stage Manager

Bill Parsons


Sylvia Johnson, Grace Driver

Sound and Lighting

Peter Brown

Stage Staff & Scenery Construction

Bill Parsons, Colin Worrall, Roy Martin, Rick Rosewell

Scenic Décor

Bill Parsons
(From a design by Brian Denton)


Pat Gray

Wardrobe Department

Anne Atkinson.

Front of House Manager

Hazel Worrall

Front of House Staff

Jean & Norman Smith, Lyn & Stuart Wishart, Mary & George King, Helen & Robin Baxter, Jan Walker, Peter Clague, Ann Hosking, Pat Greenwood, Jean & Roy Martin

Bar Management & Staff

Denis & Beryl King, Jenny & Keith Hart

Box Office Ticket Sales

Rick Rosewell, Anne Rosewell


Candy Wright.


Elaine Farrow.

Brenda Taylor - ' Margot Buchanan'

Previously seen as Cinderella's wicked stepmother, a bossy woman, and the indomitable Phoebe Reece of Farndale Avenue - another bossy woman! For her second foray into our very successful Treasure Island Pantomime in January she masqueraded as Jolly Roger- a bossy man! Brenda is a very talented actress and a great asset to Careline. In this production she plays a very witty ex-actress and is trying to forget it is her 70th birthday!

Bill Kent - 'Sir Leo Buchanan'

Bill has acted in amateur theatre for over 40 years, starting whilst a fighter pilot in the RAF. His greatest love is farce - who could forget his hilarious performance in our last play "Caught in the Net" and in "Treasure Island" he played a rather deaf doctor stupidly well! In this production 'Laying the Ghost' he plays an actor trying to please all of the women in his life, with extremely funny consequences. This will be Bill's fifth appearance for Careline and we certainly hope it won't be his last! He says that life is too serious to be taken seriously! And so say all of us Bill!

Dorothy M. Fish - 'Lady Judy Buchanan'

Dorothy brings a wealth of experience as an Amateur in the UK having proved her abilities in a good many of the most demanding roles in musical theatre. She won an 'Oscar' for Miss Adelaide in "Guys & Dolls" Also played the leading role in the award winning amateur premier of "Irene" staged at the Manchester Opera House. Since coming to live in Spain, Dorothy joined the Careline Theatre taking part in five Pantomimes. Her love of comedy was demonstrated in her role as the piano-playing Mrs Fraser in "Stepping Out" and as Mary in last year's production of "Caught in the Net". Dorothy took part in the M.A.S.K. production of "Cole" and "Let's All Go Down The Strand"

Freda Clague - 'Freda Deacon'

This is Freda's first drama part with Careline Theatre Group, although she did appear in the first production of "Cinderella" nine years ago. She has been involved in amateur theatre for many years, playing a wide variety of roles. The part of her namesake 'Freda' in the current production is a challenge, although the description 'barmy old actress' might be said by many to be very accurate! We don't think so Freda!

Candy Wright - 'Sadie Croft'

Candy has appeared in countless productions with Castle Theatre and Careline. Her favourite with us to date was as the gum-chewing 'Sylvia' in our very successful "Stepping Out" Candy is a stalwart of Careline Theatre Group and our Pantomime 'Treasure Island' saw her not only playing a very convincing 'Long John Silver' ah-ha!, but also very successfully directed the production too. Candy loves playing comedy roles, and we think you will agree, she does it so well!

Lynne Parsons - 'Mrs. Kidd'

Lynne has been a member of Careline from its conception. Her first experience on stage was in the chorus of the very first Careline production "Cinderella" in 1997. She then played Barbara in "Run for your Wife" which was a very new challenge for her! After that came her portrayal of a very sympathetic nurse in our extremely successful "Stepping Out" which had to be repeated due to popular demand! She has appeared in most of our Pantomimes in the chorus because she loves to sing and dance. Last year she again played Barbara (17 years on!) in "Caught in the Net" the sequel to our first play. In this production, Lynne plays the administrator of the nursing home.

Colin Worrall - 'Superman'

Colin, who was press-ganged into the chorus of Careline's 1999 panto Dick Whittington, originally joined the group to help back stage! Since then he has appeared in many of our productions, including a very downtrodden husband in 'When we are Married' three times playing the other half of a comedy duo, even a German hotel owner to name but a few! When not on stage, Colin usually takes on the role of our Front of House manager, which he does with equal efficiency! This play sees him acting a 'Kissogram' with a very dodgy 'Italian' accent with a lovely Lancashire brogue!

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