The Dunbar Lyric Group performed “Play It Again, Sam”, a romantic comedy by Woody Allen, on 21, 22, and 23 October 2010.
The play was tremendous fun for cast, crew and audience, and marked the directorial debut in the group of Harris Jones, all the more remarkable because at the time Harris was in school studying for a higher in Drama, amongst other things. He handled the show with a maturity and insight that went well beyond his years. Well done, Harris!
In addition to the regulars, we also had the voluntary assistance of lighting artist Malcolm Innis, whose professionalism and artistry lifted the lighting of this show up to a new level, all the more important as many of the scenes took place in a “dreamscape” which was signalled by lighting changes. Many thanks to Malcolm for helping to make this show something really special.
And a very special thanks to the Dunbar and District Tablers, who kindly donated money to the Lyric Group to buy the sound equipment that was used in this show to great affect by sound engineer Mark Knight. The equipment will be of invaluable use to the group in coming years, and save the group a lot of money in hire of equipment. Again, many thanks.
In order of appearance:
Allen Felix: Paul Milne
Nancy: Anna Munro
Bogey: Ramsay Jones
Dick Christie: Andrew James Crawford
Linda Christie: Joanne Legge
Sharon: Martine McCluskie
Gina: Eleanor Coner
Vanessa: Alison Shearman Jones
Go-Go Dancer: Martine McCluskie
Intellectual Girl: Sam Horobin
Barbara: Kathleen McGee
Director: Harris Jones
Producer: Alison Shearman Jones
Production Team: Andrew James Crawford, Joanne Legge, Martine McCluskie, Paul Milne
Costumes: Kathleen McGee
Prompt: Sheilagh Fallon
Sound: Mark Knight
Lighting: Malcolm Innes
Front of House: Lucille French
Poster Art: Paul Milne
Poster Distribution: James Horobin, Lucille French
Programme: Lucille French, Sam Horobin
Tickets: Sheilagh Fallon, Chris Yule
Original Music: Composed and performed by Charlie Barker
Dunbar Grammar School for additional staging;
Chris Eden for transport;
Crunchy Carrot for ticket sales;
Calum Jones, Ciara Jones, Liam Lannon, Pamela Lannon, David Legge for serving refreshments;
Steamy Dreamy for rehearsal venue;
David McGee for set build.
When film critic Allen Felix’s wife leaves him, he retreats into a fantasy world where his hero, Humphrey Bogart, gives him advice on getting a “dame”.
Meanwhile Allen and Linda, his best friend’s wife, are spending a lot of time together. She’s helping him get back on the dating scene, but Allen finds that none of the other women he encounters measures up to Linda.
What is a poor neurotic divorcé to do?
Date: 21, 22, 23 October 2010
Time: 7.30 p.m.
Venue: Dunbar Parish Church Hall