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Prisoner Of Second Avenue


Neil Simon

Directed by: Geoff Bird

10,12-17 Jan 2004

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 Peter Nawn
Edna Edison Barbara Ritchie
Harry Edison (Harry's Brother) Peter de la Wyche
Pearl (Harry's sister) Elizabeth Vernon
Jessie (Harry's sister) Margaret Williams
Pauline (Harry's sister) Pamela Roberts
Stage Manager Doreen Brady
Production Assistant Joyce Sykes
Set Construction Doreen Brady
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Lighting Roger Brady
Sound Cyril Hines
Properties Joyce Sykes
Hilda Knight
Wardrobe Joan Heinekey
Continuity Lorraine Cox
Scenic Artist Shirley Murray
Programme Cover Design Derek Frith