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Bell, Book and Candle

Bell, Book and Candle
Written by John Van Druten
Directed by Samantha Langford
30 November – 5 December 2009

Gillian Holroyd is one of the few modern people who can actually cast spells and perform feats of supernaturalism. She casts a spell over an unattached publisher, Shepherd Henderson, partly to keep him away from a rival and partly because she is attracted to him. He falls head over heels in love with her at once and wants to marry her. But witches, unfortunately, cannot fall in love, and this minute imperfection leads into a number of difficulties. Ultimately, the lady breaks off with her companions in witchery, preferring the normal and human love offered her by the attractive publisher. But before the happy conclusion of the romance, Gillian comes very near to losing him.


Gillian Holroyd – Eileen Warner
Shepherd Henderson – Richard Self
Queenie Holroyd – Annette Marchant
Nicky Holroyd – Steve Padgham
Sidney Redlitch – John Marchant
Pyewacket – Bean-Tot


Stage Manager – Mick Holland
Set Design – Christine Angell
Set Build – Mick Holland, Trevor Jeffries, Albert Tilbury, Bill Brookes, Mehmet Hassan
Set Painting – Samantha Langford, Elsie Bate, Sarah Hollingsworth, Albert Tilbury
Set Dressing/Properties – Elsie Bate, Viv Hollingsworth, Sarah Hollingsworth
Sound – Bill Brookes
Sound Compilation – Ken Swan
Lighting – Wendi Freeman, Andy Woolliscroft
Continuity – Betty Bailey
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Brazilian Dancer painted by – Christine Angell
Masks made by – Cara Young
Bean-Tots Chaperone – Cara Young (Owner)