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Late Expectations


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Liz finds, to her dismay, that none of her clothes now fit and, feeling unattractive, seeks reassurance from the family. She receives support from Suzie, Polly and George, but what of Ted?
Produced by JOHN B. HOBBS Directed by SUE BYSH


Unknown: John Gleeson
Designer: Nigel Curzon
Produced By: John B. Hobbs
Directed By: Sue Bysh
Ted Jackson: Keith Barron
Liz: Nanette Newman
Suzie Jackson: Caroline Mander
Polly Jackson: Sara Griffiths
George Jackson: Paul McCarthy
Harry: Norman Eshley
Joyce: Sally Hughes
Dr John Anderson: James Grout
Pauline: Mary Maude
Kevin: Matthew Peters
JO: Juliette Grassby
Vicar: Tim Preece
Miss Jopling: Jacqueune King
Baby Myrtle: Charlotte Graydon

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