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Festival: Sheppey


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A comedy by W. Somerset Maugham
Starring Bob Hoskins as Sheppey

Sheppey, a London barber, isn't surprised when he wins a fortune on the Irish Sweep. ' I always was lucky', he tells his customers, I was born lucky'. But his luck changes when he tells his astonished family how he means to spend the money.

Feature: p.13
Preview: page 17, Woddis on... page 66


Author: W. Somerset Maugham
Music composed and conducted by: Stanley Myers
Costume Designer: Dorothea Wallace
Lighting: Dennis Channon
Script Editor: Stuart Griffiths
Designer: Chris Pemsel
Producer: Louis Marks
Director: Anthony Page
Sheppey: Bob Hoskins
Customer: Willoughby Gray
Mr Bolton: Royce Mills
Miss Grange: Brenda Blethyn
Albert: Ellis Jones
Bradley: John Nettleton
Victor: Perry Benson
Miss James: Shona Morris
Reporter: Tony Rohr
Bessie Legros: Lynda Marchal
Mrs Miller: Maria Charles
Florrie: Wendy Morgan
Ernie: Simon Rouse
Dr Jervis: Wensley Pithey
Cooper: Tony Rohr

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