logo
home
past productions

cemetery club

Lucile arrives at idas house

 

lucille stting chatting
doris tends the ivy at abe's grave
cemetery club poster Ida at murry's grave
Sam the play boy butcher arrives
sam the playboy butcher
Lucille
ida
Mildred
getting ready for the wedding as bridesmaids
Lucille shows off her dress
Lucille and Sam
cemetery club poster
leaving for the wedding

CAST

Ida ......................................................................... Steph Wilkinson
Lucille ................................................................... Tracey Young
Doris ..................................................................... Meg Dixon
Sam ...................................................................... Colin Heathcote
Mildred ................................................................. Pru Heathcote


BACK STAGE CREW

Set ......................................................................... John Lilley
Stage manager ................................................... Sue Catch
Prompt .................................................................. Marcia Giacomini
Wardrobe .............................................................. Linda Williams
Sound/Lighting..................................................... Tim Grey
Graphic Design ................................................... Meg Dixon
Publicity ................................................................ Colin Heathcote
Box office ............................................................. Tim Grey
Production Programme ..................................... Paddy Conway and Adam Conway
printed by ............................................................. Theatre PRINT
Bar ......................................................................... Ann and Bill McClement
Front of house ..................................................... Mike Dixon and team
Director ................................................................. Ralph Firth

CEMETERY CLUB

The song, "The Sadow of your Smile', runs in the background of our play, a song of the memory of love and loss.

Our characters live in a Jewish Community in New York in late 1970's; all are experiencing loss. Ida, Doris and Lucille, long time friends, all now widows, and Sam a widower alone. That the tune for the song is a 'cha-cha' points to the fun they have had and the possiblity of joy in the future.

The author, Ivan Menchell, explores the critical question, 'How do we mourn those we have loved?' An important and difficult question that he addresses seriously through humour to produce a comedy about a poignant journey of discovery that is both touching and funny. A journey not about seeing different things but about seeing things differently.

THANKS TO

Friends and families for donating props
Warkworth Village Shop and N&F Young, Amble for the sale of tickets

home
past productions