Ely High School 1905-1972 - July 1954 Production of St Joan
ELY HIGH SCHOOL
P R O G R A M M E
July 15th & 17th, 1954
Ely High School Girls present
by George Bernard Shaw
CAST, in order of appearance:
Robert de Baudricourt A Lawrence Steward P Griffin Joan S Wymer Bertrand de Poulengy M Gurton Lord Chamberlain O Carter Archbishop of Rheims J Sowerby Page G Skinner Bluebeard R Larkin La Hire D Murfitt The Dauphin M Williams Courtiers: P Boutell, A Cornell, B Gimbert, Y Hartop,
D Jones, S Jordan, J McCullagh, P Norman,
J Rich, M Taylor, P Tye
Duke of Vend˘me J Mann Dunois A Burrows Page W Sealey Earl of Warwick P Talbot Chaplin, John de Stogumber J Howard Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais M Mott Page S Riley Canon d'Estivet H Smith Chief Inquisitor G Robinson Canon de Courcelles G Fuller Assessors: J Barker, J Butler, B Hall, J Ison,
S Jephson, B Latham, P Petch, P Robinson,
Ladvenu F Crane Executioner Y Driver Soldiers D Dunbavin
English Soldier S Spicer The Gentleman D Chambers
SCENE I The Castle of Vaucoulers, Spring 1429 SCENE II Chinon, in Touraine SCENE III Orleans SCENE IV The English Camp SCENE V Rheims Cathedral SCENE VI Rouen, 1431 EPILOGUE King Charles the Seventh's Bedroom, 1456
PRODUCED by MISS PR BROOK
row 4, back: Olive Carter - Yvonne Driver - Phyllis Norman
row 3: 1 - 2 - 3 - Janet Mann - Julie Rich - Jean McCullagh - Dorothy Dunbavin - Shirley Spicer - 9 - Glenys Fuller - Jill Ison - Barbara Latham - 13
row 2: Marilyn Girton - Rosemary Larkin - Dawn Murfitt - Frances Crane - JosÚ Howard - Pat Talbot - Ann Burrows - Sylvia Wymer - Marilyn Williams - Margaret Mott - Judith Sowerby - Gwen Robinson - Helen Smith - 14 - 15
row 1: front: Averil Lawrence - Pat Griffin - 3 - 4 - Susan Riley - Wendy Sealy - Gloria Skinner - 8 - 9 - Peggy Tye - Dawn Chambers.
IDs : Ann Dix, Helen Smith
image source: Ann Dix (Burrows): original by Starr & Rignall
standing: Yvonne Driver - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 (tall) - 5 (short) - 6 - Jill Ison - Helen Smith - Pat Talbot
middle: Pauline Robinson - Frances Crane - 3 - Glenys Fuller - Pat Petch - JosÚ Howard - Margaret Mott - Gwen Robinson.
front: Sylvia Wymer - Susan Riley
image source: Helen Smith
from the May 1955 Ely High School Magazine
St Joan - Shaw - July 1954 production
Activities in the Dramatic field have this year been and are being, especially lively, even for us with our long tradition of interest in acting. Last summer a new departure was made and an ambitious project undertaken in putting on, as the School Play, Shaw's "St. Joan."
The large cast obviously found the theme inspiring, and, in spite of the difficulty of some of the subject matter, under the capable direction of Miss Brook, they gave a performance which reached a really high standard, and was most moving in its simple sincerity.
D. G. DEFEW.
Programme source: Helen Smith
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