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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Written by Jay Presson Allen
Directed by Harry Randall and Margaret Baird
2 – 5 December 1970

Miss Brodie is a teacher, a formidable figure who moulds young minds to her form. And what is more, she is so intensely interesting that the girls admire her above all else. But Miss Brodie is not honest. She prevaricates and then tells the girls to do as she tells them, not as she does herself. She is having an affair with the music teacher and has had one with the art teacher, and this is not the most exemplary conduct. A fantastic letter which some of her students write in her name to her lover falls into the headmistress’ hands. Dismissal is averted by Miss Brodie’s indomitable pluck as she threatens to sue for libel. One girl grows too wise too soon and turns on Miss Brodie.


Sister Helena – Mavis Dunphy
Mr Perry – Tom Roberts
Jean Brodie – Mary Clayton
Sandy – Melba Rutherford
Jenny – Jane Francis
Monica – Stella Jarman
Mary McGregor – Jane Suckling
Miss Mackay – Margaret Baird
Gordon Lowther – John Saveall
Teddy Lloyd – Tom Ellis
McCready – Phil Carter
Miss Campbell – Betty Bailey

Schoolgirls: Caroline Ellis, Susan Higley, Nina Young, Susan Forsyth, Jacqueline Medhurst, Karen Chipperfield, Judith Hutchins, Molly Pritchard


Stage Manager – Michael Fryatt
Assistant Stage Manager – Eileen Hullett
Lighting – Mike Auvray, Colin Lincoln, Peter Leggett
Sound – Martin Howe, David Witham
Wardrobe – Joan Robarts
Properties – Sheila Fryatt, Viviane Hollingsworth, Lyn Grizzell, Julia Crichton, Lynne Staple, Janice Howe, Marilyn Palmer
Set Construction – Guild Workshop