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Baliol Holloway and Fenella Fielding , Gwen Cherrell Hugh Burden , Anthony Jacobs
Cast in order of speaking
Other parts played by Anne Prime ,
Leigh Crutchley , and Norman Wynne Produced by R. D. SMITH


Unknown: Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Unknown: Fay Compton
Unknown: Baliol Holloway
Unknown: Fenella Fielding
Unknown: Gwen Cherrell
Unknown: Hugh Burden
Unknown: Anthony Jacobs
Played By: Anne Prime
Played By: Leigh Crutchley
Played By: Norman Wynne
Produced By: R. D. Smith
Presenter: Leigh Crutchley
Fag: John Dearth
Thomas: John Hollis
Lucy: Betty Linton
Lydia Languish: Fenella Fielding
Julia: Gwen Cherrell
Mrs Malaprop: Fay Compton
Sir Anthony Absolute: Baliol Holloway
Captain Absolute: Hugh Burden
Faulkland: Anthony Jacobs
Bob Acres: Jeffrey Gardiner
Sir Lucius 0'Trigger: Rio Fanning
David: Jon Rollason

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