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Otford Players

Entertaining Otford since 1975

Candleford

by Keith Dewhurst

(From Flora Thompson's Trilogy)

Synopsis

The following is taken from the programme:

 

Flora Timms was born in 1876 at Juniper Hill on the Oxfordshire-Northamptonshire border.  Her father was a builder's labourer. At 14 she left school to work as a post office clerk.  She married John Thompson (who eventually became the post-master), and supplemented their meagre income with her jounalistic talent.  Her childhood is remember in the three autobiographical books she wrote, later published as 'Larkrise to Candleford'.  Through the eyes of a third person. Laura, a vanished world of agricultural custom and rural culture is evoked.  In 'Candleford' the audience is invited to join the village community on the day of a local hunt meet, in mid winter.

Cast

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John Gaskin, Lavina, Mrs Andrews - Carol Bent

 

Zillah - Joan Buck

 

Emma Timms, Narration - Sonia Church

 

Minnie, Ruby - Sarah Crean

 

Dorcas Lane - Jean Gunderson

 

Young Laura - Emma Jones

 

Laura - Sonia Church

 

Mrs Macey - Sally Maycock

 

Villager and Chorus - Jan Pottle

 

Joe's Mother - Pat Smith

 

Mrs Gubbins - Ruth Spon

 

Cinderella Doe, Mrs Gasgoigne - Liz Wrighton

 

Robert Bowler, Mrs Peverill - Ann Zutshi

 

Sir Austin, Ben Trollope - Colin Blackburn

 

Bavour - Chris Cole

 

Edmund Timms, Bobby - Liam Crean

 

Bill - Mike Goddings

 

Matthew - Ken Gunderson

 

Jollife, Mr Cochrane - Phillip Knight

 

Sir Timothy - Brian Osgood

 

Solomon - Chris Pottle

 

Postman Brown, Looney Joe - Colin Simpson

 

Wilkins - David Simpson

 

Arthur Timms, Landlord - Arthur Turner

 

John, Mr Coulson - Allen Watts

 

Sally - Andrea Newlands

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crew

Director - Tony Church

 

Original Music - John Hodges

 

At the Piano - John Hodges

 

Behind the Scenes - Barbara Hine and Robert Marchant

 

Lighting Design - John Lucas

 

Lighting & Sound Assistants - Phil Knight and Ken Clark

 

Costumes - Joan Buck and Ruth Spon

 

Make-up - Evelyn Smith

 

Hair Styles - Tina Edwards

 

Box Office - Jean Clark

 

Publicity - Barbara Hine and Ken Gunderson

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