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1985 February The Day After the Fair

by Frank Harvey
6th – 12th February 1985
Director Marjorie Hool

A Workington Playgoers Club Production

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Review of  The Day After the Fair by Frank Harvey

It is Marjorie Hool’s first production although she has been a member of the club for more than 25 years, and she choose her cast well. Ian Mitchell, the up and coming London barrister, doesn’t appear on the stage until the last act, but he gives a convincing performance as Charles Bradford the young man in love with the girl who has been writing him such passionate love letters, believing the girl to be Anna. And to me Anna, played by Anne Meldrum, was the star of the play. It was a major role for her as she is one of the Club’s younger members, but already making her mark as a talented young actress.
Top Marks
Top marks to Jenni Rushton too as Edith Harnham, the lady of the grand housein the northern cathedral city of Ripon where Anna is employed as a servant. Tony Singleton cast as her husband Arthur Harnham, the highly successful businessman with the best and biggest brewery in the North of England, gives his usual polished performance.
First Class
His sister Letty played by Barbara Singleton still runs the grand house three after her brother’s marriage. Letty portrays the part of a more dominant sister-in-law quite capably , as, aware of Edith’s unhappiness, she finally announces her intention to leave them.
The play is on every night and including next Tuesday (except Sunday) and well worth anyone’s money.

Photographs by Dennis Johnstone with Kind Permission from the Evening News and Star

The Cast Standing-Ian Mitchell And Tony Singleton Seated-Barbara Singleton, Jenni Rushton, Ann Meldrum And Sandie Hind
Anne Meldrum As Anna And Jenni Rushton As Edith Harnham
Barbara Singleton As Letty Harnham And Tony Singleton As Arthur Harnham
Jenni Rushton As Edith Harnham
Edith Reads Anna The Letter From Charles
Ian Mitchell As Charles Bradford And Jenni Rushton As Edith Harnham

Photographs by Geoff Hool

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