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The Swish of the Curtain


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by PAMELA BROWN , starring
THE BLUE DOOR THEATRE COMPANY Dramatised in four episodes by JULIA JONES
3: The children have started rehearsing for a charity concert for which their parents have given their approval, while making clear their opposition to their offspring taking up stage careers. All is thrown into confusion with the news that the town council are giving the lease of the theatre to Mrs Potter-Smith and the Ladies' Institute Dramatic Society.
Directed by JOAN CRAFT


Unknown: Pamela Brown
Unknown: Julia Jones
Unknown: Mrs Potter-Smith
Music By: Paul Reade
Choreography By: Geraldine Stephenson
Producer: Barry Letts
Directed By: Joan Craft
Mrs Bell: Jeanne Watts
Nigel: Simon Cowell-Parker
Maddy: Jayne Stevens
Sandra: Sarah Greene
Viccy SALLY: Jane Jackson
Lynette: Amanda Kirby
Jeremy: Dominic Savage
Bulldog: Ashley Knight
Mr Bell: David Stoll
Mrs Potter-Smith: Mona Bruce
Mrs Fayne: Jane Briers
Mr Fayne: Davyd Harries
Mr Fortune: Derek Ensor
Countess of Brackonshire: Aimee Delamain
Pinkie: Eliza Buckingham
Mrs Fortune: Joyce Windsor
Greek dancers: Unity Grimwood
Greek dancers: Lola Morrice,
Greek dancers: Anna Delaney
Curate: Paul Maguire
Mr Darwin: Robert Austin
Mrs Darwin: Shirley Dixon
Mrs Halford: Marian Diamond
Mr Halford: Peter Clay

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The Swish of the Curtain

BBC One London, 3 September 1981 17.10

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