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Prisoner Of Second Avenue


Neil Simon

Directed by: Derrick Jones

1st - 5th February 1983

Mel Edison is a well-paid executive of a high-end Manhattan firm, which has suddenly hit the skids, and he gets the ax. His wife Edna takes a job to tide them over, then she too is sacked. Compounded by the air-pollution killing his plants, and with the walls of the apartment being paper-thin, allowing him a constant earfull of his neighbors private lives, things can't seem to get any worse...Then he's robbed, and his psychiatrist dies with $23,000 of his money. Mel does the only thing left for him to do-he has a nervous breakdown and it's the best thing that ever happened to him...

Mel Edison Joe Crossland
Edna Edison Babs Jay
Harry Edison (Harry's Brother) Ron Thompson
Pearl (Harry's sister) Jean Cox
Jessie (Harry's sister) Edna Garner
Pauline (Harry's sister) Doris Cocking
Roger Keating Roy Martin
Other Voices Kathy Russell
Neil Hayward
Stage Manager Stan Brown
Production Assistant Joyce Sykes
Set Construction Stan Brown
Neil Hayward
Geoff Rayner
Ron Townley
David Burt
Alan Churchouse
Gerrard Scanlon
Reg Sykes
Lighting Chris Eglin
Ian Wright
Sound Cyril Hines
Properties Barbara Hayward
Mavis Rowlands
Wardrobe Joyce Pomfret
Scenic Artists Pat Hohne
Barbara Broadhurst
Make Up Edna Garner