Grayshott Stagers
(Honorary Patron: Vanessa Redgrave CBE)

21st to 23rd November 2013
The Grayshott Stagers presented:

'A Laughing Matter'

April de Angelis

The Director was Ellis Nicholls

The Cast:

Dr Samuel Johnson Bernard Bernard Whelan
James Boswell Adrian Adrian Warner
Oliver Goldsmith John John Hilder
Edmund Burke Michael Michael Thonger
Joshua Reynolds Nigel Nigel Dams
David Garrick Richard Richard White
Mrs Eva Garrick Jane Jane Clayton
Lady Kingston Melanie Melanie Tyrrell
Rev Richard Cumberland Bernard Bernard Whelan
Samuel Cautherley Michael Michael Thonger
Mrs Susannah Cibber Angie Angie Hilder
Mrs Butler Trudy Trudy Hathaway
Mrs Lavinia Barry Valerie Valerie Shears
Mr Spranger Barry Adrian Adrian Warner
Mr Charles Macklin Nigel Nigel Dams
Hannah More Lynne Lynne Mitchinson
Cedric Bounce David David Landau
Mr Richard Cross Michael Michael Thonger
Miss Sarah Kemble Margot Margot Tringham
Peg Woffington Brezetta Brezetta Thonger
Duke of Kingston John John Hilder
Mr Larpent Jennifer Jennifer Charters

It's 1773 at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, London. The crowd is getting restless. The leading man's unconscious but the show must go on. This irreverent version of real-life events tells the story of David Garrick, Dr Johnson, Oliver Goldsmith and a new play called She Stoops To Conquer.

Caught between financial pressures and artistic ambition, Garrick must decide if he can risk staging a play which could make or break his career. Garrick, the greatest actor of his age, intriguingly failed to snap up She Stoops and it was premiered at the rival venue of Covent Garden.

The Cast

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