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Silly Cow

Silly Cow
Written by Ben Elton
Directed by Michael Bate
22 – 27 October 2001

Doris Wallace has everything a tough tabloid columnist could want; a toy boy with a regular supply of Colombian, a pretty personal assistant who might share her libidinous preferences, and the prospect of her own television show. Being sued by an actress for libel is a petty annoyance, but Doris puts her in her place by revealing her ample cleavage as she flirts with the judge and spouts populist bravado. She is ready to celebrate her victory in court when things begin to go wrong; television materials are missing, a pal she double crossed wants revenge, her accountant is about to pull a fast one and those she has defamed in her column tie her to a chair during her show and dish out the kind of humiliation she inflicts on others. This is a hilarious play by the author of 1998’s Lawrence Olivier Award-winning Popcorn.


Sid – Tony Bate
Doris – Jackie Vander Gucht
Peggy – Jenni Barrand
Douglas – John Summers
Eduardo – Ian Humphreys


Stage Manager = Graham Frosdick
Assistant Stage Manager – Elsie Bate
Set Designed by – Colin Burring
Set Built by – Graham Frosdick, Dave Birmingham, Roger Butler, Len Huntley
Properties – Nicky Bate, Jenny Brooks
Lighting and Sound – Aaron Bilham
Costumes – Carole Bramall, Marjorie Sawyer