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Mother's Runaway Daughter

Mother's Runaway Daughter
by Jean Medcalf and Sally Medcalf

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 A B O U T


Looking back over an eventful life.

Bessie, now at the end of her life, remembers children's voices, rhymes, skipping... She also brings to mind recollections of two world wars, as experienced from the houses and factories of Leytonstone. Local life blends with imaginative staging in this nostalgic verse-play from a local author.

 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

at the Welsh Church Hall

£6 adults
£3 concessions

advance booking only

Thu 31 March 2005, 8pm
Fri 1 April 2005, 8pm
Sat 2 April 2005, 3pm
Sat 2 April 2005, 8pm

at the Chingford Assembly Hall
The Waltham Forest Festival

£6 adults
£4 under-16s

sold on the door

Sat 16 April 2005, 7.30pm

C A S T

Bessie Chown (10-16yrs)

Laura Cole

Bessie Croft (20yrs) / Jean

Christine Hagan

Bessie Croft (40-70yrs)

Elizabeth Braithwaite

Billie

Sam Kenny

Bill Croft (20yrs)

Gareth Davies

Bill Croft (40yrs)/Minister

Paul Robinson

Mr Chown

Basil Clarke

Mrs Cordell/Mrs Enever

Sonja Wardle

Mrs Chown/Plessie/Mrs Pledge

Salley Rear

Teacher/Vicar

Matthew House

Nurse/Sunday School Teacher

Rubia Ahmed

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Directors

Kate Harper and Sonja Wardle

Producer

Catherine Alexander

Lighting Operation

Robert Bettelheim

Sound Operation

Peter Raggett

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Images by Tim Saward

 P O S T E R

Poster. Click for larger version
design: Tim Saward

 A W A R D S  


Liz Braithwaite, Best Actress, Waltham Forest Drama Festival
 

 R E V I E W

Phyl Romeril: This was based on real life experiences in Jean Metcalf’s mother’s life. Spread over some 80 years it had a local flavour bringing back many memories of the past to the older generation. The many cameos of events moved rapidly in time. It was a personal triumph for Elizabeth Braithwaite who cleverly changed from 40 to 80 years of age both visually and vocally.

A formidible cast was in support and each characterised distinctly who and what they represented. This play is entered in Waltham Forest Theatre Festival at Chingford Assembly Hall on April 16.

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