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Written by William Douglas Home
Directed by Mavis Dunphy
11 – 16 February 1980

The time is 1815. Set in St Helena, Betzi tells the story of Napoleon’s arrival and his relationship with a young girl.


Sarah – Jean Midlane
Mrs Balcombe – Cathy Burring
William Balcome – John Wharton
Jane – Melanie Low
Betzi – Claire Burring
Admiral Sir George Cockburn – Alex Baird
Dr O’Meara – Bill Fielder
Napolean Bonaparte – Peter Morris
General Count Bertrand – John Midlane
Captain Poppleton – Graham Frosdick
Count Las Cases – Ted Howard
Emmanuel – Ross Holland
Hon. George Carstairs – Andy Holland
Countess Bertrand – Pauline Ellard
Marchand – Michael Angell
Sir Hudson Lowe – Maurice Kenward


Set Design – Colin Burring
Assistant Stage Manager – Eileen Hullett
Properties – Molly Pritchard and Lynn Harrington
Lighting – Philip Gould
Sound – Andy Howe
Ladies’ Costumes – Joan Robarts, Marjorie Sawyer, Andrea Hammond, Margaret Milligan
Men’s Costumes – Bermans and Nathans Limited
Furniture – Louis Koch