The Chimes (1975)

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Stephen Mallatratt
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Library Theatre
Lecture Room, Scarborough Library
Thrust

18 December 1975
18 December 1975
10 January 1976
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Alan Ayckbourn
Helga Wood

David Millard
Peter Chadwick
Stephen Lowe
Wendy Murray
Kevin Wood
Character
Will Fern, a blacksmith
Meg , daughter of Toby
Mr Tugby, a shopkeeper
Mrs Tugby
Alderman Cute, a magistrate
Mrs Cute
Toby Veck, a street porter
The Spirit Of The Chimes
Actor
Stephen Mallatratt
Alison Skilbeck
Malcolm Hebden
Wendy Murray
Christopher Godwin
Janet Dale
Bob Eaton
Polly Warren

Notes

This was a new adaptation of Charles Dickens' classic tale by Stephen Mallatratt, who would go on to adapt Susan Hill's novella The Woman In Black to much success in 1987.
During the 1974 and 1975 winter seasons at the Library Theatre, Scarborough, the Library Committee did not make the venue's Concert Room available; this room being where the Library Theatre had been based since 1955. In its place, a smaller room on the same floor - the Lecture Room - was offered but which could not incorporate theatre-in-the-round with productions performed three-sided (thrust).

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All research for this page by Simon Murgatroyd. Image copyright: Scarborough Theatre Trust