Start Date: 25 March
End Date: 5 April
Production Company: Chesterfield Civic Theatre Ltd.
Author: Neil Simon
Director: Jack Lynn Stage Director Fred Curtis
Ian Masters Paul Mason Hugh Kealy Alexander Neilson Anthony Baird Roger Adamson
Background to Production:
No Information Available
Items of Interest in the Programme:
Note from ‘The Manager’s Office’ (Derek Coleman) Identifies difficulty of retaining actors on limited Arts Council Grant (£8000 compared to over £50000 in Sheffield and Nottingham.) The financial restrictions limit the number of artistes” we can pay”. Already informed that grant will stay the same next year. Discusses options – plays with smaller casts, guest artistes to boost take up and income, larger presentation of “only majority appeal” productions. Points out those vagaries of the weather – especially bad conditions in February and March “can still put paid to good box office returns.”
Other items / issues of interest:
Link with Pitlochry Programme. This theatre now in its 19th season.