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Around the World with Class Six
A Memory of Lizzie

by Nick Warburton   and   David Foxton

In the last couple of years the youth company was blessed with a large number of members who had joined us in the early days of the group.  Now being sixteen, these members left us at the end of 2013, thus changing the numbers, average age and balance of the company.  Now, with a very much smaller and younger membership, the youth company has chosen to present two one-act plays for their spring 2014 production.  Plays which would not have provided appropriate vehicles for the old company but present just the right challenge and opportunities to the new young group.


This beautifully crafted little play takes a class of bored young schoolchildren and presents them with a challenge proposed by a maverick supply teacher, Mr Parker.   Parker leaves them a note suggesting that in his absence they should re-enact Sir Frances Drake's

circumnavigation of the earth in 1577.  What a great opportunity to escape the boredom of the history text book and the list of dry meaningless dates!

A MEMORY OF LIZZIE by David Foxton

Lizzie Borden was aquitted of the murder of her father and step-mother in Massachusetts in 1892.  This play, set in a school playground in 1872 depicts Lizzie and her friends in 'flash forward', an unusual but powerful device which allows us to look at Lizzie's potential for murder.  Did she really kill her parents?  If not, then who did?  The play is punctuated with statements taken from transcripts of the trial 20 years later.  It's a powerful piece of theatre.


The Cast

Around the World with Class Six    by Nick Warburton

1    Fran Watling
2    Dougal Lemon
3    Anna Barker
4    Keeslee Lanfear
5    Eliane Bornoff
6    Cameron Hill
7    Izzy Wadge
8    Anna Freer
9    Leanna Jones
10   Rebecca Savage
11   Poppy Godwin
Child   Emma Chatterton

A Memory of Lizzie    by David Foxton

Lizzie          Anna Barker
Francis        Izzy Wadge
Ann             Eliane Bornoff
Eliza            Fran Watling
Barbara        Leanna Jones
Colin           Keeslee Lanfear
Irma            Anna Freer
Rachel         Emma Chatterton
David           Dougal Lemon
Georgina      Rebecca Savage
Keith           Cameron Hill
May             Poppy Godwin

Directors: Dave Baldwin, Margaret Baldwin & Gordon Stewart



The Crew

Stage Manager Richard Worrall
Sound & Lighting Phil Preston

Stella Truscott
Geraldine Rees
Penelope Timms

Additional Thanks

Author and Article


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Past Productions

Two plus One

by Dave Baldwin

18th - 20th February 2016

Pictures,  Kevin  &  Billy

by Dave Baldwin

20th - 22nd August 2015

Quest for a Play

by Geraldine O'Neill
David Foxton

19th - 21st February 2015


by Sharon Cromwell and the Droichead Youth Theatre

28th - 30th August 2014

Around the World with Class Six
A Memory of Lizzie

by Nick Warburton
     David Foxton

February 2014

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare adapted by Dave Baldwin

August 2013

HENRY V Revisited

by Dave Baldwin & William Shakespeare

February 2013


William Shakespeare

August 2012

"The Mystery Gift" & "All You Need"

by Bill Tordoff & Dave Baldwin

March 2012


by William Shakespeare

September 2011


by David Campton and David Foxton

24th - 26th February & 10th March 2011

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

2nd Septmber 2010

"You, Me and Mrs Jones" and "Rabbit"

by Tony Horitz and David Foxton

16th - 20th February 2010

The Merchant of Venice

by William Shakespeare

3rd September 2009

"2B or not 2B" & "Castle Royal"

by Bill Tordoff

February 2009

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

14th August 2008

Herefordshire County Drama Festival

March 2008

Domby Dom / The Musicians

by Nick Warburton & Patrick Marber

February 2008

A Midsummer Night's Dream

by William Shakespeare

August 2007

"Peter and the Wolf Brothers" & "The Roman Float"

by Peter Terson

February 2007

Julius Caesar

by William Shakespeare

August 2006

Our Day Out

by Willy Russell

February 2006


by William Shakespeare

August 2005

Around the World with Class Six

by Nick Warburton

March 2005

Bugsy Malone

by Alan Parker

February 2005