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Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables
Adapted by Donald Harron from the novel by L.M. Montgomery
Music by Norman Cambell
Lyrics by D.Harron and N.Campbell
23 June – 3 July 1976

Ageing Matthew Cuthbert suffers a heart attack during harvest, 1903, and his grim-visaged sister determines to adopt an orphanage boy to help with the farm work at Green Gables. By mistake, a girl arrives, red-haired, freckled and over-talkative. Her vivid imagination and entertaining flow of chatter endear her to Matthew, but sister Marilla is set on packing her back as soon as possible. For once, Matthew wins, and this enchanting musical tells how young Anne Shirley finally overcomes the hostilities of her companions at the local school, and wins the hearts of the gossiping inhabitants of a close-knit Canadian community – even Marilla’s.


Mrs Barry – Molly Angel
Rachel Lynde – Kathy Clark
Mrs Pye – Annette Marchant
Rev. Smythe-Hankinson – Eric Hill
Mrs Macpherson – Olive Britton
Mrs Sloane – Betty Bailey
Mrs Spencer – Betty Willard
Lucilla – Audrey Christianson
Minister – Reg Higley
Mailman – John Coward
Farmer – Peter Richardson
Townsman – Philip Pearce
Townsman – Eric Hill
Marilla Cuthbert – Mavis Dunphy
Matthew Cuthbert – John Wharton
Anne Shirley – Stella Jarman
Mrs Blewitt – Emma Shaw
Diana Barry – Jeannie Poole
Josie Pye – Jenne Farrell
Prissy Andrews – Chris Jarman
Ruby Gillis – Judith Baird
Tillie Boulter – Valerie Birmingham
Gertie Pye – Linda Jeffries
Gilbert Blythe – Mick Driver
Moody Macpherson – John Marchant
Charlie Sloane – Neal Jarman
Tommy Sloane – Keith Jarman
Gerry Boute – John Farrell
Mr Phillips – John Alexander
Miss Stacey – Margaret Laurence
Stationmaster – John Summers
Schoolgirl – Sue Higley
Schoolgirl – Jeannie McCullough


Stage Manager – Mike Fryatt
Assistant Stage Manager – Marian Ellis
Lighting – Colin Lincoln, Mike Auvray, Peter Bennett
Properties – Sheila Fryatt, Molly Pritchard, Hilary Medhurst, Margaret Pink, Janet Thurston
Wardrobe – Joan Robarts, Marjorie Sawyer, Andrea Hammond
Wigs by – Wig Creations Limited