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Written by Michael Wilcox
Directed by Kevin Fraser
27 April – 2 May 1987

Orphan Paul Blake’s prep school is also his home. So, when the other boys leave for the 1956 Easter vacation, Paul is thrown upon the company of the despised headmaster and his wife and his somewhat eccentric grandmother, Mrs Blake. He is befriended by fellow sufferer Matey, the elderly Latin master also condemned to spend his vacation at the school. Matey provides an avuncular companionship for the boy on the painful, yet exciting, verge of adolescence.


Paul Blake – Michael Bate
Mr Maitland (Matey) – John Midlane
Mr Edwards – Alex Baird
Mrs Edwards – Jean Midlane
Mrs Blake – Margaret Baird


Prompt – Marion Ellis
Stage Manager and Set Design – Tony Bate
Crew – The First XI
Props – Elise Bate, Polly Owen and Sue Birmingham
Sound – Dot Hamlin
Lighting – Martin Tripp, Dennis Kingshott
Costumes – Marjorie Sawyer

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