The Dust Collectors (2006)
Performances: Tue 5th – Sat 9th September 2006, Bell Theatre
Cmdr Lestor J. Banks (Volunteer status, Grade IV (Long-Haul)) is happy in his work, investigating comets and comet-like bodies inside the north-east quadrant of the Oort Cloud. Ten serene years devoid of human contact have passed, when he is unexpectedly summoned to Earth. No explanations, no nothing. Cmdr Banks returns to Apollo Island, an uncharted speck in the Pacific Ocean, to find that things are not the way he left them at the Agency. There is a new Administrator, new personnel, new procedures. He also discovers a personal life he never knew he had. The only way out is the next assignment, and so a tentative wait begins while his life is deconstructed, atom by atom, with more than a few unwelcome surprises uncovered along the way.
- Commander BANKS, Lestor J. - Chaz Doyle
- Commander QUINCEY, Frank - Kevin Monk
- Lieutenant KING, Clayton - Peter Stevens
- Lieutenant SHEPARD, Luke - Chris Learmonth
- PETERSON, Henry - Jack King
- Agent WILLIAMS, Sarah - Helen Chadney
- Agent PERKINS, Jim - Kevin Leech
- Agent FINN, Michelle - Ronae Jolliffe
Staff support network
- Counsellor FLETCHER, Harriet - Lauren Senatore
- Counsellor HENDERSON, Lilly - Alex Kapila
- FLETCHER, Jodie - Sarah Parkes
- Doctor OLSON - Caroline Durant
- Doctor McEVOY - Gerard Johnson
- Corporal MEADOWS - Declan Doyle
- Corporal PLANK - Shona Doyle
- Corporal BAKER - Michelle Thomson
- Corporal SCHNEIDER - Shelley O'Halloran
- Musical Director - Alan Walker
- Composition and Arrangement - Tom Curtis
- Additional Music Production - Russell Curtis
- Choreography - Heather French, Ruth Huggett
- Stage Management - Mark Ireson, Graham Clements, Dee Fancett, Alison Dale
- Set and Projection Design - Chaz Doyle
- Costume Design - Lisa Thomas
- Lighting Design and Rigging - Stuart Draper, Neil Carmichael
- Lighting Operator - Ruth Huggett
- Sound Operator - Heather French
- Projector Operation - Mark Ireson
- Publicity Reps - Francesca Wilson and Kevin Monk
- Front of House - Tom Bucher, Corrado Cucca, Samantha Golton and Francesca Wilson
The cast and crew would like to thank....Rajiv Arora (for guitars on 'Quarantine'), Alan Buckman, Andrew Burke (at St Luke's), Rosie Clements, Carole Coyne, Mike Elliott, Louisa Evans and family, Peter Fortune, Matthew Griffiths, Simon Gurrier, Dave Hollander and the cast and crew of Cloud Nine, Ruth Huggett, Amy McSimpson, Christian Murphy, Becky Whiley (thank you for putting up with this over the last couple of years), Christopher Vian-Smith and Anna York. NEVER TRUST IN DUST.
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