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The Innocents

The Innocents
Written by William Archibald
Directed by Pat Watson
11 – 14 March 1970

This story of unspeakable horror begins when a young governess arrives at an English estate to oversee two precocious, orphaned youngsters. There’s also a motherly cook, but these four aren’t alone – they’re haunted by fears and phantoms and by ghastly shadows. The governess and cook are terrified, but the children are possessed by the spirits and welcome their visitations. The governess learns the spirits are those of the former caretaker and maid, both perverse, who corrupted the souls of the innocents. In a final scene, full of fear and terror, she learns that the two are now inseparable the evil and the innocents.


Flora – Ann McKenna
Mrs Grose – Betty Bailey
Miss Giddens – Mary Clayton
Miles – Anthony Brooks


Stage Manager – Tony Bate
Assistant Stage Manager – Patricia Dole
Set Construction – Guild Workshop
Lighting – John Roberts, Martin Wood
Lighting Consultant – Peter Bennett
Sound – Mike Rand
Properties – Elsie Bate, Eileen Hullett, Sheila Fryatt
Costumes – Joan Roberts

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