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Waters Of The Moon



Directed by: Fred Makin

8th - 11th April 1964

It is the week between Christmas and New Year's in a small, shabby-genteel hotel in Devonshire, an establishment catering to permanent guests who are, in different ways, down on their luck. The hotel is run by hard-working Mrs. Daley and her two children, feisty Evelyn and consumptive Johnny. Johnny has dreams of running away on a polar expedition. Unlike most of the hotel's other inhabitants, Johnny is not yet resigned to his fate.
The regular guests have settled into their routines. The dignified Mrs. Whyte complains bitterly about there being too little hot water and too much 'horrid brown sauce' served with meals. The retired Colonel Selby takes catnaps when not out shooting birds. The somewhat common Mrs. Ashworth keeps being too heartily cheerful. And the quiet Dr. Julius Winterhalter, a Jewish war refugee from Vienna, does his best to be as inconspicuous as possible. It has begun snowing, and soon there is a pounding at the door...
John Daly David Broadhurst
Evelyn Daly (his sister) Edna Foster
Mrs Whyte Joan Pearson
Colonel Selby Peter Womby
Mrs Daly Morjoie Mayhew
Mrs Ashworth Joyce Pomfret
Julius Winterhalter John Mark
Helen Lancaster Betty Pearson
Tonetta Landi (her daughter) Kay Chatterton
Robert Lancaster John Chapman
Stage Manager Brian Stuchbury
ASMs Mary Gregory
Shirley Quick
John Williamson
Settings constructed by Brian Stuchbury
assisted by
Peter Foster
Eric Summerside
Geoffrey Pollitt
David Griffiths
Sound Cyril Hines
Anne Hines
Lighting Tony Boyes
Malcom Fereday
Properties & Wardrobe Freda Hinson
Shirley Quick
Our grateful thanks are due to Mr DAVID ROGERSON and the BOARD of GOVERNORS of HULME HALL COLLEGE for readily putting their theatre at our disposal
We are also indebted to CHEADLE AND GATLEY UDC PARKS DEPARTMENT for the loan of shrubs, and to CHEADLE HULE ADS for their kindly help of stage-furnishing