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Born Yesterday


Garson Kanin

Directed by: Geoff Kellett

8th - 12th April 1986

The vulgar, egotistic junkman Harry Brock has come to a swanky hotel in Washington to make crooked deals with government big-wigs. He has brought with him the charming but dumb ex-chorus girl Billie, whose lack of social graces embarrasses even Harry. Billie must be taught some of the amenities, and a few basic bits of information. The young, idealistic magazine reporter Paul Verrall, who has been investigating political skullduggery and is interested in Brock's activities, agrees for a salary, to educate Billie. He finds Billie has a natural honesty and a frank streak in her, and she begins to learn about history, politics, and what Harry really is and what he wants.

Helen Alison Hall
Paul Verrall J. Paul Mizen
Bellhops Mark Barnes
Andrew Hrdman
Eddie Brock Stuart Burrows
Harry Brock Tom Hind
Assistant Manager Colin Barnshaw
Billie Dawn Barbara Serres
Ed Devery Ron Thompson
Barber Christian Minshull
Manicurist Samantha Beswick
Bootblack Andrew Hardman
Senator Norval Hedges John Rowlands
Mrs Hedges Dorothy Ashcroft
Stage Manager Geoff Reyner
Wardrobe Joyce Pomfret
Christine Hall
Properties Beryl Churchhouse
Barbara Hayward
Continuity Colin Barnshaw
Lighting Paul Corcoran
Sound Nick Minshull
Set Construction Andrew Price
David Kehoe
Tony Williams
Derrick Jones
Joanna Bublik
Barbara Hayward
Nick Minshull
Scenic Artist Mary Burns
Production Assistant Janice Carter