This production went out alongside tours of THE SEVEN YEAR ITCH [qv] and THE AMOROUS PRAWN [qv]. The production company, Portman Theatrical Productions, collapsed in the process, with debts of £146,000. (‘Cost of Jokel collapse’, The Stage 12th March 1987.)
“Francis Matthews said he was ‘disgusted’ with the union [Equity] and would ‘trust them for nothing’ as the Portman Productions show ended last week. A week earlier, in Nottingham, Matthews and the rest of the cast voted not to perform two shows because they were not being paid. Special arrangements were made to pay their wages during the last week, in Richmond, but Matthews and the other members of the cast have finished the tour angry not only with the producer, Walter Jokel, but also with their own union.” – Jeremy Jehu, ‘Matthews’ disgust with Equity cash switch’, The Stage 7th August 1986
Cast & Crew
|Daphne Stillington||Judi Trott|
|Gary Essendine||Francis Matthews|
|Joanna Lyppiatt||Lois Butlin|
|Liz Essendine||Angela Browne|
|Miss Erikson||Charmian May|
|Monica Reed||Helen Christie|
|Roland Maule||James Gow|
|Presented by||Walter Jokel|
|Company Manager||Julia Whiteoak|
- Added by Jared William.
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