The Hollow Crown

Devised by John Barton

directed by Grace Reed
and Janet Douglas

Presented in collaboration with the Wilmslow Guild Singing For Fun Group


Thursday 12th March 1998, 7.45pm
Friday 13th March 1998, 7.45pm
Saturday 14th March 1998, 7.45pm

Extracts performed at the The Wilmslow Festival of One Act Plays, 16th May 1998.

The Hollow Crown is a unique entertainment composed of the letters, speeches, poems, songs and music by and about Kings and Queens of England. It sparkles with the wit of several centuries and demonstrates the vulnerable humanity of those who have worn the crown. The audience is taken back in time from Richard I to Queen Victoria. Not all the stories are sad ones. These are not the Kings and Queens to be met with in history books, but the living, breathing men and women who have played out their lives on the stage of England's court.


The Readers
Lucille Connolly Jeff Lomax
Janet Douglas Dilys Mason
Nisrine Hammour John Pritchard
Serena Hammour Geoffrey Reed
Julie Hanson Grace Reed
Pat Helingoe Chris Saunders
Suzie Jones Lee Tipton
Gordon Livingston

The Singers
Mary Black Elsie White
Paula Casey Hilda Wightman
Sheila Drummond Val Wilkes
Christine Walker Roger Wilkes

Piano Audrey Taylor
Keyboard solos Owen Le Blanc

Directors Janet Douglas
Grace Reed
Stage Manager Geoffrey Reed
Sound and Lighting Bill Beton
Thanks to...

Gill Beton
Andy Burrows
Danny Traynor