by Moira Buffini

Directed by Martin Mulgrew

Wednesday 5th - Saturday 15th October, 2016

The Tower Theatre performing Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate

Photography by Ruth Anthony
Q : Alison Liney
T : Anne Connell
Liz : Helen McCormack
Mags : Julie Arrowsmith
Actor 1 : Ian Recordon
Actor 2 : Jonathan Wober
Production Team
Director : Martin Mulgrew
Set Design : Jude Chalk
Costume Design : David Taylor and Kathleen Morrison
Lighting Design : Nick Insley
Sound Design : Laurence Tuerk

Stage Manager : Moira McSperrin
Assistant Director : Ellie Ward
ASM : Jake Robinson
Lighting Operator : Kathleen Fauquenot or Jessie Baker
Set Construction and Get-in : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell, Jude Chalk, Phillip Ley, Helena Folkman, Wendy Parry, Penny Tuerk

A retired teacher, grandmother, allotment site-secretary, choral singer and professional old lady, Alison Liney has been involved in amateur drama for over 50 years, spending the last 17 chiefly with the Tower, for which she runs Front of House and occasionally Stage Manages. Recent roles include Marie (Calendar Girls), Daisy (Driving Miss Daisy), Hold Me, Touch Me (The Producers), Miss Prism (The Importance of Being Earnest), Madame Roget (Victor/Victoria) and Mrs. Grose (The Turn of the Screw).
Anne Connell has played a variety of parts in some thirty Tower productions, including the Wicked Witch of the West. She is now playing Margaret Thatcher. Further comment would seem superfluous.
Helen McCormack has previously appeared for the Tower Theatre in Les Liaisons Dangereuses, Fred and Madge, The Kitchen, Brimstone and Treacle, Garden, Absent Friends, Sordid Lives, David Copperfield, Entertaining Mr. Orton, Telstar, Season's Greetings and Edith and Margueritte
A Tower member since 2003, Julie Arrowsmith's favourite roles include playing seven different characters in Two and Lady Macbeth. Other Tower plays : Speaking in Tongues, Calendar Girls, Playboy of the Western World, Men of the World, Garden, Look Back in Anger, Jane Eyre, The Comedy of Errors and, most recently, Hindle Wakes. By day, she is a speech and language therapist specialising in voice disorders.
Ian Recordon has played a wide variety of roles ranging from Valmont (Les Liaisons Dangereuses), Eddie Carbone (A View from the Bridge), Sir (The Dresser), Ralph Nickleby and Newman Noggs (Nicholas Nickleby), C S Lewis (Shadowlands) and Frank Bryant (Educating Rita) to lighter roles such as Elyiot (Private Lives), Henry Higgins (Pygmalion), Gary Essendine (Present Laughter), Bottom (A Midsummer Night's Dream), Malvoliio (Twelfth Night) and Geoffrey (Stepping Out). Last year Ian appeared as W H Auden in The Habit of Art, the Earl of Kent in King Lear in London and Paris, and Captain Bouchardon in Edith and Margueritte.
This is Jonathan Wober's fifteenth Tower production since joining in 2009, when he appeared in The Archbishop's Ceiling and Dangerous Corner. He has toured with the Tower to Paris as Oberon in A Midsummer Night's Dream and twice to the Minack Theatre in Cornwall. Other productions have included The Odd Couple, Jump to Cow Heaven, Tartuffe, The Kitchen Sink, Farewell to the Theatre (as Harley Granville-Barker) and, most recently, The Return of the Marionettes.
Martin Mulgrew is Artistic Director of the Tower Theatre Company and helps run the Assistant Directors' scheme. He most recently directed King Lear and in 2013 his play Entertaining Mr Orton was chosen as a Tower production for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.