Make way for Lucia

a gentle comedy,
by John van Druten

Make Way for Lucia is a 1948 comedy play by the British writer John Van Druten. It is based on the 1931 novel Mapp and Lucia by E. F. Benson.

 

Based on E. F. Benson’s hilarious novels, written in the 1920s and 30s, of the war for social supremacy between Lucia and Miss Mapp in Tilling are brought to the stage with all the wit, irony and humour of the originals. Hitherto, Tilling’s doyenne has been Miss Mapp; Lucia is the supreme poseuse who peppers her speech with Italian phrases she doesn’t understand. When Lucia rents Miss Mapp’s house for the summer the battle lines are drawn …

Cast & Crew
Cast

Major Benjamin Flint… Charles Foster

Grosvenor… Margaret Thompson

Miss Mapp… Pauline Walsh

Georgie Pilson… Ian Perks

Mrs Emeline Lucas… June Holmes

Mr Wyse… Jon Comyn-Platt

Mrs Wise… Karen Barton

Rev Kenneth Bartlett … Ian Crickett

Mrs Bartlett… Liz Beech

Godiva Plaistow… Tricia Kenworthy

Signor Cortese… Julain Smith

Crew

Director… Nita Bennett

Set Ken Wright

Lighting … Roger Holland/ Eloise Barton

Sound … Luke Settle

Costume… Terry Parker

Props… Barbara Micklethwaite

Prompt… Claire Bennett, Rachael STos-Gale

PA … Anne Wright

 

jor Benjamin Flint… Charles Foster

Grosvenor… Margaret Thompson

Miss Mapp… Pauline Walsh

Georgie Pilson… Ian Perks

Mrs Emeline Lucas… June Holmes

Mr Wyse… Jon Comyn-Platt

Mrs Wise… Karen Barton

Rev Kenneth Bartlett … Ian Crickett

Mrs Bartlett… Liz Beech

Godiva Plaistow… Tricia Kenworthy

Signor Cortese… Julain Smith

Directors Note:

It’s been a joy to direct such a lovely comedy; witty dialogue and interesting characters plus all done in 20s/30s my favourite era cast and crew have been wonderful to work with and I thank them for such hard work

Date

Sat 14th February 2009
Expired!

Time

7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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