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Move Over Mrs Markham by Ray Cooney & John Chapman

Corfield Hall, Taunton 25th – 29th January 1977
Cast
Joanna Markham Barbara Viant
Alistair Spenlow John Reynolds
Sylvie Nila Snazell
Linda Lodge Helen Swaffer
Philip Markham Stuart Symonds
Henry Lodge Eric Coombes
Walter Pangbourne Ray Stokes
Olive Harriet Smythe Eileen Agrell
Miss Wilkinson Avril Ross
Backstage
Directed by Pat Dawson
Setting by John Howe
Lighting by Ian Marfell & Martyn Trott
Stage Manager Peter Ross
Wardrobe Eileen Emmett
Properties Jane Barrett & Sue Parsons
Assistant Stage Manager Betty Holmes
Calls Philippa MaLean
Front of House or Acknowledgments
Coffe will be served in the Balcony Room by Betty Lea & Marjorie Balman
House Managers Fred Woodroffe & John Cowen
Box-Office Edward Goldsmith
Programmes Janice Marfell
Furniture kindly lent by Colliers Furnishers, 1 Bridge Street, Taunton
Telephone lent by The Post Office
Door Bell Chimes kindly lent by Hamlyns Music Shop, Bridge Street, Taunton

End of an Era
With the fall of the curtain on Saturday night, the long association of the Taunton Thespians with the Corfield Hall comes to an end. For over twenty-five years the Society has enjoyed the co-operation afforded by the St Mary’s Hall Committee, and more particularly by the Vicar, Rev. Desmond Morey. There has been a refreshing absence of petty restrictions imposed in some other venues, and requests were always sympathetically considered. There have been new stage curtains and improved seating, to the cost of which the Society made a modest contribution as a parting gift. There will be on Saturday, moments of nostalgia, thanks for the past and best wishes for the continuance of the service which the Corfield Hall has given to the community.
A New Era
And so to a new venue, the new Taunton Brewhouse Theatre & Arts Centre to be opened at the end of March. The Thespians will be among the first occupants since their next production “The School for Scandalwill be presented there from 9th – 13th May. The move to this attractive new home with its modern amenities for both actors and audience comes at an appropriate time; for the Society is now entering on the 50th year of its existence.