Secondary (top)

The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch
Written by George Axlerod
Directed by Keith Jarman
25 – 30 November 1991

Richard Sherman roams restlessly around his empty apartment, bemoaning the fact that his wife of seven years, and their son, have just walked out on him. Then, without warning, a gigantic flower pot tumbles down from an overhead balcony, nearly putting him permanently out of his misery. The jarring event has a strange effect on Richard. He now sees his marriage as wasted time and feels it necessary to exercise his libido as quickly as possible. Suddenly reborn, he invites the delectable doll who lives on the floor above down for an evening of temptation. The night doesn’t quite go the way he thought it would, as morality and guilt sneak into his head. In his conscienc e—literally following him about the apartment— a soul-struggle of heroic and hilarious proportions ensues.

Cast

Richard Sherman – Peter Richardson
Helen Sherman – Caroline Hayes
Ricky – Gareth Hunt
Miss Morris – Marjorie Sawyer
Elaine – Jean Poole
Marie Whatever-Her-Name-Was – Claire Upham
The Girl – Jane Ghost
Dr Brubaker – Keith Jarman
Tom MacKenzie – Clive Spinks
The Voice of Richard’s Conscience – Clive Spinks
The Voice of the Girl’s Conscience – Caroline Hayes
Pat – Denise Brown

Crew

Stage Manager – John Foord-Divers
Assistant Stage Manager – Pauline Ellard
Properties – Marjorie Sawyer, Jean Poole, Clare Upham
Lighting – Alan Hunt
Sound – Mike Auvray
Costumes – Carol Bramall
Set Construction – The Stage Crew