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VISITING HOUR

by Richard Harris


In five short plays Richard Harris explores the phenomenon of hospital visiting.  
"Plaster" sees a wife visiting a husband whose road accident was perhaps not the result of totally innocent circumstances. 
Pauline's visit in "Keeping Mum" is perhaps less about Mum and more about memory and loneliness. 
In "Showbusiness" the visitors are more interested in a news scoop than they are in the health of the patient.  
"Waiting" sees an old man recalling his boyhood and ultimately returning to his infancy.
 In "Magic" we see visitors whose principal interest seems to be in putting on a show.  
Throughout the piece Harris eplores the situation and the characters with great sensitivity and good humour.
There is a great deal to laugh at and perhaps 
shed a tear or two.

The Cast

All parts in the five plays were played by:

Tony Hearn

Jane Jones

Valerie Vaughn-Williams

Howard Jones

 
Margaret Baldwin  
Jeanette Bennett  
Gordon Stewart  
Claire Bennett  

Stella Truscott

Dave Baldwin

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Director: Dave Baldwin

The Crew

Stage Manager Richard Worrall
Sound & Lighting Richard Worrall
Assistant S Ms
Claire Bennett
  Margaret Baldwin
Costume & Props Stella Truscott

 

13th & 14th November       Goodrich Village Hall 
27th & 28th November       Burghill Simpson Hall

 

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