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The Walking Stick

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A comic adventure by Michael Sayers.
The action of the play takes place in a provincial English town. The period is about 1900.

Albert Juggins is a timid man, inoffensive, unassertive. He has been assistant manager of the bank for ten years; manager he will never be, for he lacks the necessary push and drive. Pepperel, the Chairman of the Board, bullies him; Kate, secretary at the bank, dotes on him but to no avail; he is hardly aware of her existence.
And then the walking stick comes into his life, left to him in the will of the late Colonel Trevor. It is a historic stick that once belonged to the famous dandy Beau Trevor who found it 'the prop and pleasure of his days'. What it becomes to Juggins this light-hearted comedy will reveal.

Contributors

Writer: Michael Sayers
Producer: Leonard Brett
Music composed by: Henry Reed
Musical director: Eric Robinson
Dances arranged by: Elizabeth West
Designer: John Clements
Albert Juggins: Warren Jenkins
Kate: Jane Barrett
Mr Pepperel: Philip Stainton
Dolly: Gene Anderson
The Flowerwoman: Gretchen Franklin
Corky: Harry Towb
The Tailor: Tony Sympson
The Constable: Frank Atkinson
The Walking Stick: Duncan McIntyre

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