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The Real Inspector Hound

November 2007

by Tom Stoppard, directed by John Marshall


Moon - David Batty

Birdboot - Anthony Morris

Mrs. Drudge - Margaret Butt

Simon - Wallis Parfitt

Felicity - Kate Wannell

Cynthia - Rose Gander

Magnus - Gordon Halliday

Inspector Hound - Bob Drury

Radio Announcer - Eric Hume

Production Team:

Director - John Marshall

Production Manager - Margaret Butt

Stage Manager - Rosemary Whitehurst

Set Design - Philip Keen

Lighting - Peter Tapp

Costumes - Isla Morgan

Props - Clare Rowland & Jacquie Howatson

Prompt - Jean Halliday

Publicity - Margaret Butt & Angela Wallwork

Posters - Philip Keen

Programme - Philip Jones

Front of House - Sharon Wannell


From Estuary News (Preview):

Funniest playwright writing in English today

Have you heard, the Estuary Players are doing The Real Inspector Hound for their next production?

Doing what?

The Real Inspector Hound. It's a play. By Tom Stoppard.


Stoppard. Funniest playwright writing in English today, or any other language probably.

Comedy is it?

Oh, yes. The first production had Ronnie Barker and Richard Briers in the leading roles.

Good lord. I don't suppose...

No, they aren't members of Estuary Players. Ronnie Barker is dead in any case. Even so.

Even, as you so perceptively say, so. And, as a bonus, there is a short curtain raiser called Critical Reflections, which is a sort of collection of all the funniest bits of theatre reviews over the centuries.

When's it on?

First night is Wednesday 14 November, at Matthews Hall, and it runs until the Saturday. And they've got that raked seating which means you can see everything that goes on.

Sounds good. Tickets from the usual place? Topsham News? Also - 01392 873637.


- Reviewed by: Alan Caig


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