The School for Scandal (1970)
Directed by Roger Haines
The play is set variously in the houses of Lady Sneerwell, Sir Peter Teale and Charles Surface.
There were two intervals of 15 minutes each.
- Lady Sneerwell - Anna Greenburg
- Snake - Edwin Stone
- Maid - Margery Keable
- Joseph Surface - Brian Scoltock
- Maria - Penny Shircore
- Mrs Candour - Amaryllis Adams
- Sir Benjamin Backbite - Jeremy Brown
- Crabtree - Tom Swann
- Sir Peter Teazle - Victor Shaw
- Rowley - Tony Elfer
- Lady Teazle - Bernadette Moran
- Sir Oliver Surface - Charlie Cummerford
- Moses - John Harris
- Trip - Dennis Picot
- Charles Surface - Raymond Jones
- Careless - Russ Palmer
- Sir Toby Bumper - D'Auvergne Barnard
- Gentlemen - Tony Dunsden, Gerald Shortall & John Kennedy
- Stage Manager - Ray Creasey
- Assistant Stage Managers - Dilys Turner, Lesley Morris, Jane Davies, Sheila Pasco, Rose Leaf & Averil Cookman
- Set Design - D'Auvergne Barnard & Margaret Bradshaw
- Set Construction - D'Auvergne Barnard
- Costumes - Margaret Leach
- Assistant Director - Peter Davies
- Assistant to the Director - Gerald Shortall
- F.O.H. Manager - Frank Howcutt
- Box Office Manager - Ralph Wade
South London Theatre Centre is exactly two and a half years old. In all its history I can recall no more promising an opening than Roger Haines gives us in this week's production of "The School for Scandal".
Here we are in Sheridan's immortal gossip-shop, as realised in a simple and unfussy set designed by D'Auvergine Barnard, and graced by some really lovely costumes by Margaret Leech.
The scene is no more than a few speeches old before we sense we are in the hands of a producer who understands what Augustan comedy is all about.
Donald Magwick, The Croydon Advertiser 8th May 1970
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