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The Magic Shoes


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A mime play for deaf children devised by Pat Keysall and acted by members of the Royal National Institute for the Deaf Mime Group.
Stitch the shoemaker was kind and hardworking, but other people always wanted to get his work for nothing. In fact, poor Stitch nearly starved, until one day his money-till started to make magic and then strange things happened to his customers.
Programme arranged in co-operation with the Royal National Institute for the Deaf.


Devised by: Pat Keysall
Music specially written by: Roger Fiske
Producer: Tony Arnold
Stitch, a shoemaker: Eric Whitham
Sly, the pedlar: Roy Sheldrick
Mrs Haughty: Winifred Marshall
Hamlyn, her son: Graeme Munro
Mrs Fidget: Gwendoline Watford
Fiona, her daughter: Alexandra Fox
The magic helper: Jaqueline Dickson

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