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Present Laughter

by Noel Coward

17th to 20th November 2004

The Beacon Centre
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The Royal Baccarat Scandal

by Royce Ryton

performed by BTG November 1991

A Play

This play dramatises the Victorian scandal of 1890 in which Sir William Gordon Cumming, a baronet and personal friend of the Prince of Wales, was accused by his mistress's husband of cheating at baccarat.

Produced by Norman Robson
Nicol Thorogood as Sir William Gordon Cumming
Glenys Davies as Mrs Gibbs, his daughter
Peter Farey as HRH the Prince of Wales
Michael Duffy as General Williams his ADC
Sheila Anderson as Mrs Williams, his wife
Paul Richards as Mr Lycett Green
Min Harris as Ethel Lycett Green, his wife
Jenny Quille as Mrs Wilson, her mother
Dave Farey as Stanley Wilson, her son
Clive Rogers as Mr Levitt, a young officer
Richard Worland as Sir Edward Clarke QC
Phillip Sheahan as Sir Charles Russell QC
Peter Lovegrove as The French Chef
Colin Woodley as Jarvis, Sir Williamís batman
Claire Murrell as The Princeís Mistress
Kath Gold and Carolyn Jones as Parlour Maids
Colin Woodley and Peter Lovegrove as Footmen, Court Officials

Assistant to the Producer - Gill Viall
Production Co-Ordinator - Lynne Benest and Olive Robson
Stage Manager - Ben Benest
ASM - Sophie Arnold
Set Design - Paul Richards and Andrew Rogers
Lighting - Liz Beckmann and Neil Rodyard
Sound - Charlie Quille
Properties - Kathy Godfrey and Kath Gold
Wardrobe - Gina Richards and Lynne Benest
Make-up - Roslie Field
Front of House - Ann Wyllie
Box Office - Jenny Duffy and Paul Godfrey
Music - David Lacey, Sheila Anderson and Margaret Maun

This was the final production to be staged at The Chiltern Theatre in Beaconsfield. Performance dates were Wednesday 20th November to Saturday 23rd November 1991.

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