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Dry Rot (1983)

Dry Rot
Written by John Chapman
Directed by Christine Giles
12 – 17 September 1983

One of the most successful farces that has appeared in London. It deals with a crazy, but very likeable gang of bookies who, in order to be near the racecourse, are staying at a country hotel run by a retired colonel and his wife and daughter. Secret rooms, sliding panels, mistaken identity and a nice little bit of romance are some of the main ingredients of this very racy and slick farce, which never lets up for a moment and provides some of the best possible entertainment around.


Colonel Wagstaff – John Midlane
Mrs Wagstaff – Jean Midlane
Beth Barton – Dot Hamlin
Susan Wagstaff – Janet Pearce
John Danby – Trevor Coleman
Fred Phipps – Graham Frosdick
Alfred Tubbe – Peter Richardson
Flash Harry – Alan Goodwin
Albert Polignac – Anthony Hullett
Sergeant Fire – Margaret Penney
Graham Dundunning – Charles Pitt


Set Design and Stage Management – Dave Birmingham, Dave Lincoln
Properties – Sue Birmingham
Lights – Len Huntley, Bill Brookes
Sound – Derek Wheeler, David Higley
Wardrobe – Joan Robarts, Marjory Sawyer
Prompt – Janice Wood