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Ring Round the Moon

Ring Round the Moon
Written by Jean Anouilh
Directed by Christine Angell
1 – 6 April 1996

A fable about twin brothers; Frederic, who is shy and sensitive, and Hugo, who is heartless and aggressive. Frederic is in love with a hussy who is in love with Hugo. To save Frederic from an unhappy marriage, Hugo tries to distract him by bringing to a ball a beautiful dancer who masquerades as a mysterious personage and becomes the triumph of the occasion. She is a susceptible maiden in her own right. She not only breaks up all the cynical romances that have been going on before she arrived, but loses her own heart as well.


Joshua – Michael Angell
Hugo – Michael Bate
Frederick – Michael Bate
Diana Messerschmann – Jaqui Rand
Lady India – Caroline Hayes
Patrice Bombelles – John Marchant
Madame Desmortes – Jean Midlane
Capulet – Pauline Ellard
Messerschmann – Mike Rand
Romainville – John Midlane
Isobelle – Polly Owen
Her Mother – Annette Marchant
The General – Colin Bailey


Stage Managers – Steve Lovell, Dave Birmingham
Set and Lighting Design – Graeme Horner
Choreographic Advisor – Nicky Butler
Properties – Carolynn Birmingham, Jenny Brookes
Costumes Arranged by – Carole Bramall
Sound – Ben Gaston
Lights – Richard Apsey, Michael Gofer
Assistant Stage Manager – Marjorie Penny