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Otford Players

Entertaining Otford since 1975

The Tinder-Box

by Hans Christian Andersen

(adapted by Nicholas Stuart Gray)

Synopsis

 

A soldier brings a tinderbox from a cave to help a witch. At the last moment, he changes his mind and uses the powerful magic within to help him marry a princess and become the king.

 

Cast

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Peter the Soldier - Douglas Clucas

 

The Witch - Mollie Gasking

 

Shemozzle - Christina Edwards

 

Kufuffke - Catherine Hollands

 

White Mouse - Ken Gunderson

 

A Weird Face - Tom Housden

 

Kristel, An Innkeeper - Chris Masson

 

The Princess Gisella - Lisa Whitbread

 

Duke Eldred - John Masson

 

Lord Bartram - Chris Cole

 

Countess Helga - Sue Hobbins

 

The King - Ian Thompson

 

The Queen - Jean Gunderson

 

Voice of the Spinning Wheel - Carol Bent

 

A Servant - Tom Housden

 

First Soldier - David Simpson

 

Second Soldier - Matthew Beacom

 

Third Soldier - Eric Edwards

 

Children - Emily Bent, Adam Groom,

             Jo Groom, Emma Stock

Crew

Director - Barbara Hine

 

Production Manager - Sue Cole

 

Stage Management - Marian Wills, Ruth Spon and Carol Bent

 

Set Construction - Allan Edwards, Colin Blackburn, Jim Rowe 

and Tina Stock

 

Lighting/Sound - Allan Edwards, Jerry Hollands, Phil Knight and Malcolm Smith

 

Prompt - Valarie Whittingham

 

Costume - Joan Buck and Ruth Spon

 

Props -Members and Friends

 

Box Office - Peter Hine

 

Programme - Barbara Edwards

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