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BareBones Youth Past Production

The Mystery Gift & All You Need

by Bill Tordoft & Dave Baldwin

Mystery Gift - Men Mystery gif t -  girls

All you Need

Our two spring productions brought together twenty-four young actors to bring energy and enthusiasm to two very different plays.

The first play The Mystery Gift by Bill Tordoff and David Doughan was a fast paced comedy based loosely on an historical event. The mystery gift of the title is in fact the wooden horse which legend suggests was used to bring to an end the Greeks ten year seige of Troy. With speaking parts for all twenty-four actors, ( and a small degree of 'doubling'), the play was a great vehicle for discipline and teamwork.

The same young actors then went on to perform All You Need, a short play using sporting figures and events to illustrate and emphasise to a young schoolboy, the importance of perseverance and dedication.

Both plays were well received at Goodrich by capacity audiences before going on to compete in the Herefordshire County Drama Festival at The Courtyard Theatre, Hereford.


The Cast



Soldier 1 Laurie Brooke

Sergeant                               Joe Bornoff

Soldier 2                                Flynn Piper

Soldier 3                                Jacob Timms

Soldier 4                                Elliott Holden

Soldier 5                                Cameron Hill

King Agamemnon                  Jack Whittaker

Ulysses                                  Peter Taylor

Simplex                                  Sam Sanger

Officer                                  Rory Sanger

Jason                                     Elliott Holden

Phil                                       Stanley Piper

Iris, Jason’s wife                    Amber Simms

Phoebe, Phil’s wife                Anna Barker

Juno                                      Isobel Wadge

Flora                                     Bridie Jones

Sybil                                      Emily Rogers

Cassandra                              Laura Aubrey

Handmaiden 1                       Alex Smith

Handmaiden 2                       Anna Freer

King Priam                            Peter Taylor

Aeneas                                   Sam Sanger

Moira                                    Isabel Hall

Priestess 1                              Fran Watling

Priestess 2                              Amber Simms

Priestess 3                              Anna Barker

Priestess 4                              Eliane Bornoff

Priestess 5                              Emma Chatterton

Referee                                  Ben Bornoff



Alan                       Ben Bornoff

Mum                      Laura Aubrey

Dad                        Peter Taylor

Driver                     Joe Bornoff

Boxer                     Jack Whittaker

Footballer               Elliott Holden

Tennis boy              Jacob Timms

Tennis Girl             Emily Rogers  

Runner 1                Anna Barker

Runner 2                Fran Watling

Runner 3                Eliane Bornoff

Runner 4                Isobel Wadge

Coach                     Laurie Brooke


Director: Dave Baldwin, Margaret Baldwin & Gordon Stewart



The Crew

Stage Manager Richard Worrall
Sound & Lighting Phil Preston
Costume Stella Truscott
Penelope Timms

Additional Thanks

Author and Article


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