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Straight and Narrow

Straight and Narrow
Written by Jimmy Chinn
Directed by Marilyn Macdonald
3 – 8 April 1995

In this West End hit comedy the central characters are Bob and Jeff. The cosy domesticity of these lovers is threatened by Jeff’s crisis. Jeff is considering leaving Bob…. but for a woman, so that he can become a father. Meanwhile Bob contends with meddling family members who are ignorant of his living situation. His mother, a domineering comic creation, complicates matters by pressing Bob to get married. She refuses to recognize that there is anything about her son which might upset her conventional sensibilities. Can Bob’s family – Lois and Bill, Nona and Arthur and matriarch, Vera – help to rescue the situation? And will Bob be able to tell the seemingly ignorant Vera that the ‘straight and narrow’ is not the life for her favourite little boy?


Bob – David Maun
Jeff – Tim Treloar
Nona – Judith Brace
Lois – Jane Ghost
Vera – Dot Hamlin
Bill – Richard Venning
Arthur – Ian Macdonald


Stage Manager – Bob Gritton
Assistant to Director – Fiona McGahren
Assistant Stage Manager – Elsie Bate
Lighting – John Hudson
Properties – Pat Vale
Wardrobe – The Cast
Sound – Sam Cove
Set Design – Bob Gritton
Set Construction – Bob and the Boys