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Play of the Month


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presents The Recruiting Officer by GEORGE FARQUHAR , starring with Cpt Plume and Sgt Kite descend on unsuspecting Shrewsbury in search of new recruits. But doesn't their prize catch, Mr Wilful, bear a striking resemblance to the beautiful and scheming Silvia Balance , daughter of the local Justice?
The play was recorded on location at Lacock Abbey and Hazelbury Manor, Wilts Costumes RITA REEKIE Lighting TOMMY THOMAS
(Ian McKellen is a member of the Actors Company)
Jane Asher 's Choice: page 5


Unknown: George Farquhar
Unknown: Sgt Kite
Unknown: Mr Wilful
Unknown: Silvia Balance
Unknown: Rita Reekie
Unknown: Tommy Thomas
Designer: Spencer Chapman
Producer: Cedric Messina
Director: David Giles
Unknown: Ian McKellen
Unknown: Jane Asher
Captain Plume: Ian McKellen
Silvia: Prunella Ransome
Melinda: Jane Asher
Sergeant Kite: Brian Blessed
Mr Worthy: Bryan Marshall
Captain Brazen: John Moffatt
Mr Balance: John Welsh
Rose: Candace Glendenning
Bullock: Paul Henry
Lucy: Brigid Erin Bates
Costar Pearmain: David Battley
Thomas Appletree: John Flint
Blacksmith: Tim Wylton
Mr Scale: Clifford Parrish
Mr Scruple: George Merritt
Constable: Graham Weston
Poacher: Alec Bregonzi
Poacher's wife: Eileen Helsby
Butler: Mischa De La Motte
Collier: Bernard Taylor
Collier's wife: Mitzi McKenzie
Melinda's servant: Brian Gilbert
Jugglers: Danny & Charles Gray
Drummer: John Keel

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