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Goodnight Mrs Puffin

Goodnight Mrs Puffin
Written by Arthur Lovegrove
Directed by Robert Kimber
19 – 22 May 1965

The Fordyces are busily preparing for the wedding of their eldest daughter Jacky to Victor, son of Stephen Parker, with whom Henry Fordyce is planning a business merger. Then in walks a total stranger, Mrs. Puffin, who announces she saw in a vision that Jacky would not marry Victor. She then establishes her vision’s accuracy by correctly predicting various hilarious domestic accidents. She also predicts Jacky will marry the young business associate, Roger Vincent, who has accompanied the Parkers to the Fordyce home. She also foretells Victor will ask release from the engagement as he’s in love with Jacky’s younger sister. The oracle proves to be amazingly accurate; no wonder she’s been carefully primed for her role as suburban seeress.


Ethel Fordyce – Shirley Osborne
Jacqueline Fordyce – Janice Shipway
Pamela Fordyce – Pauline Wood
Nicholas Fordyce – Michael Hughes
Annie – Jennifer Jones
Amelia Puffin – Margaret Baird
Henry Fordyce – Peter Pavitt
Stephen Parker – Michael Rand
Victor Parker – Christopher Crooks
Roger Vincent – Keith Reynolds


Stage Manager – Louis Cox
Assistant Stage Manager – Maureen Pavitt
Properties – Janet Thorne, Sylvia Foster
Lighting – Michael Butler
Additional Lighting Equipment by – Strand Electric
Design – Robert Kimber
Decor – Fred Arundell
Construction – Guild Workshop