2007-2008-A Letter From The General

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A Letter From The General

by Maurice McLoughlin. Performed 21st-26th April 2008.



This was the third and final production of our 38th season of NADS.

The play is set in the common room of a Mission Station, in a far eastern country in 1950. A revolution has taken place and ‘The General’ is a leader of the province. The nuns, their priest and local English residents are ordered to leave, or they will be shot.

This play was presented as follows:

  • Act I: Afternoon.
  • Act II, Scene 1: Evening of the same day.
  • Interval.
  • Act II, Scene 2: The next morning.
  • Act III: Evening of the same day.

Cast & Crew

The Cast (in order of appearance)
Sister Henry Shirley Crowther
Sister Lucy Myra Channell
Sister Bridget Jenni Freeman
Reverend Mother Marjorie Meredith
Sister Magdalen Alma Conboy
Arthur Stilton (the British Consul) Frank Capener
Ruth Stilton (his wife) Mary Turner
Captain Lee Gareth Woodhouse
Father Schiller Martin Jones
Play produced by Jan Fursier
Set construction Baska Baranowska, John Barnes, Mike Beal, Lyndon Clark, Lesley Crowther, Maurice Hayling, David Hyam, Mary Hyam, Martin Jones
Scenic Artist Philip Lumsden
Costumes Heather Hughes, Barbara Stephens
Props Kathleen Arthur, Gillian Thorp
Lighting John Barnes
Sound Lesley Crowther
Prompt Jackie Barnes
Stage Manager David Lumb, Gaynor Tinker
Front Of House
FOH Managers Mike Beal, Lyndon Clark, David Morgan
Kitchen Supervisor Sylvia Davies
FOH Duties Society Members & Friends
Floral Decor Sylvia Davies
Advertising Space Nationwide Building Society
Ticket Sales Venue Oriel Davies Gallery
Publicity Lesley Crowther

This amateur production was given by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.