Tilly of Bloomsbury (2023)
by Ian Hay
It's the 1910s and young Matilda Welwyn and Dicky Mainwaring have fallen in love on a London Omnibus. But what they've failed to consider is that his parents are as posh as they come, and hers . . . well the boarding house they keep is full of angry lunatics and the bailiffs have just arrived to repossess it and what's that . . . Dicky's family are coming for a visit . . . now?
100 years old and the comedy still as crisp as a freshly-starched shirtfront, this was the first script ever performed at the Old Fire Station.
- Lord Abel Mainwaring MP - Nick Davidson
- Lady Marian Mainwaring - Audrey Lindsay
- Dickie Mainwaring - Shea Salvi
- Sylvia Mainwaring -Ellen Woszatka
- Mr Lucas Welwyn - Paul Williams
- Mrs Welwyn (née Banks) - Chantal Gregory
- Percy Welwyn - Tom Mathias
- Tilly Welwyn - Lydia Doyle
- Amelia Welwyn - Elisa Benham
- Grandma Banks - Lydie Koritsas
- Mr Samuel Stillbottle - Chris Gipson
- Mr Milroy / Mr Pumpherston - Steve Pleasants
- Mr Metha Ram - Richard Shaw
- The Reverend Adrian Rylands - Oliver Adkin
- Miss Constance Damer - Han Evans
- Stage Manager - Dennis Fenton
- Assistant Director - Miriam Nice
- Assistant Stage Managers - Emma Lieu, Lauren Roberts-Turner & Mark Bowen
- Lighting Designer - Jason Salmon
- Lighting and Sound Operator - Sarah Farage
- Costume - Jenny Bennett & Elena Foundoukis
- Construction - Barry Heselden, Mark Ireson, Sean Thomas, cast and crew
- Production Photos - Phil Gammon
Tilly of Bloomsbury is a rediscovered forgotten gem. Super performances all round, loveable characters and some choke on your drink one-liners. Really great to see a quirky comedy like this that also lets the SLT wardrobe shine. Well done everyone involved. Get your tickets for an utterly charming night out.
I agree. It's a really funny play driven along by some great comic performances, dont miss it!
Congrats to the Tilly Team. A lesson in how to put far too many characters on our modest stage to delight and amuse. Just goes to show how true comedy doesn’t date. The Same Deep Water cast and crew will do our best to follow on ….with fewer fancy hats but a similar number of servings of tea.
Great show tonight, totally bonkers as we expect from Bob Callender , enjoy the next 2, Boblanders!
An enjoyable evening watching this show is just what the doctor would order as the nights draw in.
Completely agree! Loads of fun and silliness. Really enjoyed it. Well done Bob Callender and team!
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