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Ten Times Table (1982)

Ten Times Table
Written by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Tony Bate
10 – 15 May 1982

The leading lights of the village have decided to hold a pageant of local history based on a somewhat vague event, “The Massacre of the Pendon Twelve”. But there’s a young left wing teacher on the committee who decides to turn it into a rally for proletarian revolution. Committee meetings become symbolic battlefields for conflicting views, the right wing faction being led by the Chairman’s conservative wife. The event turns into a violent confrontation between the two extremes, with cataclysmic results. Police intervention brings matters to a relatively quiet conclusion, but already another pageant – Romans versus Britons – seems an attractive possibility.


Ray – Barrie Richardson
Donald – Reg Higley
Helen – Margaret Penny
Sophie – Christine Jarman
Eric – Graham Frosdick
Audrey – Audrey Christianson
Lawrence – Tom Ellis
Tim – Martin Wood
Philippa – Jeannie McCullough
Max Kirkov – William Brunt


Stage Managers – Dave and Dave
Assistant Stage Manager – Heather Pearce
Lights and Sound – Bill and Len
Properties – Molly Pritchard
Costumes – Theatre Wardrobe