Trivial Pursuits

written by

Frank Vickery

directed by

Jeff Graves

performed at

The New Wimbledon Studio Theatre

Tuesday 5th to Saturday 9th November 2002

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Programme Notes

The Director Speaks


Welcome to Wimbledon Studio Theatre for this production of Trivial Pursuits . I do hope you enjoy the show. This theatre holds many happy memories for me personally, as this was the venue in which I made my acting debut, just over four and a half years ago. It was as Lord Alfred in Oscar Wilde's A Woman Of No Importance , that I first made those tentative steps into amateur dramatics. With a gold-tipped cigarette in hand I managed to find my way on stage and through dry lips delivered my first line (referring to the aforementioned cigarette), I muttered, "They are awfully expensive, I can only afford them when I'm in debt".

I never imagined that a few years later I would be in the same theatre directing my first production. For this I would like to thank Carlton Dramatic Society who have given me the confidence and opportunity to gain this unique experience.

There are many reasons why I have chosen to direct Trivial Pursuits . I found the play extremely funny, well written and behind all the facade the characters are far more complex than we first realise. I knew when I read the play that this theatre would provide the perfect backdrop for this production. So, sit back and witness the highs and lows of the Trealaw and District Operatic Society as they embark on their small journey into the world of showbiz.

If you happen to see a rather ageing thirty-something in the back row of the audience, looking as if he is about to be launched on the world's largest rollercoaster ride, don't worry, ignore him, it's only me!

Have Fun,

Jeff Graves, November 2002

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Cast

in no particular order


Teddy ~ Mike Tierney
Joyce ~ Kate Mitchell
Mona ~ Carol Gnema
Pearl ~ Georgina Gorham
Derek ~ James Derbyshire
Deirdre ~ Arabella Butler
Nick ~ Carl Whiteside
Roz ~ Netty Piper
Jessica ~ Ruth Brooks
Eddie ~ Aubs Tredget

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Crew

in no particular order


Director ~ Jeff Graves
Stage Manager ~ Cindy Graves
Sound & Lighting ~ Simon Harris
Poster Design ~ Kristen Bowditch
Publicity ~ Jane Lewis
Front Of House ~ Penny Stone
Jane Lewis
Web Page ~ Matthew Petty

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Photographs

onstage and off


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