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Written by Eduardo de Filippo with english version by Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall
Directed by Eric Crichton
28 February – 3 March 2001

Filumena has lived with Domenico for twenty five years, but is to be thrown over for a younger woman. So she pretends to be dying and inveigles him into a “deathbed marriage.” When he proves the marriage to be null and void, she informs him she has three grown sons which she has supported by stealing from him and that one of them is his (she won’t say which). He tries vainly to discover his true son but even when he “remarries” Filumena, she keeps the secret otherwise he would favour “the true son” over the other two. Eventually Domenico agrees with her and as the play ends they’re fully reconciled, with every promise of happiness before them.


Filumena Marturano – Christine Angell
Domenico Soriano – John Hart
Alfredo Amoroso – Colin Bailey
Rosalia Solimene – Dot Hamlin
Diana – Suzannah Churchill
Lucia – Leah Bilham
Umberto – Neil Langley
Ricardo – Kevin Chapman
Michele – Michael Angell
Nocella – Barry Hooper
Terisina – Betty Miller
Waiter – Eric White


Stage Manager – Len Huntley
Assistant Stage Manager – Margaret Penny
Set Design – Len Huntley
Set Construction – Eric Crichton, Len Huntley
Properties – Julia Crichton, Molly Graham
Wardrobe – Marjorie Sawyer, Carole Bramall
Lighting – Peter Bennet
Sound – Bill Brookes
FOH Display – Julia Crichton