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Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man
Written by George Bernard Shaw
Directed by John McLaren
2 – 7 December 2002


In 1885, after the Battle of Shirnitza, the Serbian Army is in flight from the victorious Bulgarians. A fugitive officer takes refuge in the house of an ancient Bulgarian family by climbing up to the bedroom of the play’s young heroine. Written as an ‘onslaught on idealism’ Shaw’s comedy in three acts views the eternal conflict between romantic and realistic morality.


Raina Petkoff – Holly Jarman
Catherine Petkoff – Judith Brace
Louka – Sarah Delany
Captain Bluntschli – Eric Whiting
Russian Officer – Gareth Masper
Nicola – Graham Peters
Major Paul Petkoff – John Hart
Major Sergius Saranoff – David Ellis


Stage Manager – Keith Jarman
Set Design – Keith Jarman
Set Construction – Mick Holland, Russell Tallowin, Keith Jarman
Scenic Artist – Bill Chitty
Lighting – Alan Hunt
Sound – Pam Hunt
Sound Mixing – Keith Jarman
Continuity – Shelley Peters
Properties – Molly Graham, Jeni Freeman
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Costumes – Flame Torbay
Wigs – Christine Angell
Choregraphy – Nichola Bate
Historical and Cultural Advisor – Elena Robles