The Cabinet Minister
Cast & Crew
|Angele / Miss Munkittrick||Helen Adie|
|Brooke Twombley||Chris Lang|
|Dowager Countess of Drumdurris||Gwen Watford|
|Egidia, Countess of Drumdurris||Charlotte Attenborough|
|Hon Mrs Gaylustre||Sara Kestelman|
|Imogen Twombley||Melanie Thaw|
|Joseph Lebanon||Teddy Kempner|
|Keith, Earl of Drumdurris||Tim Wallers|
|Lady Euphemia Vibart||Abigail Bond|
|Lady Kitty Twombley||Maureen Lipman|
|Lady Macphail||Ann Way|
|Mr Melton||Robin Kingsland|
|Probyn / The Munkittrick||Peter Yapp|
|Rt Hon Sir Julian Twombley GCMG MP||Derek Nimmo|
|Sir Colin Macphail of Ballocheevin||Malcolm Rennie|
|Valentine White||Richard Lintern|
|Assistant Stage Manager||SImon Trewin|
|Costume Design||Terence Emery|
- Observations (1)
- Source: University of Bristol Theatre Collection
- Last modified by Jared William.
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I was assistant stage manager on this show and also operated sound cues from the wings. One of the more complex sequences involved my synching Derek Nimmo blowing into a flute with a sound cue of Greensleaves played through a concealed speaker in a footstool he was sitting on. On a matinee in London I miscued the Sound and unwittingly jumped over the Greensleaves track so that when Nimmo blew into his little flute instead of the pastoral tones of Greensleaves the audience were treated to the massed dragoons of the Black Watch Pipers beating the retreat. The audience roared with laughter and Nimmo looked inside the flute and then looked puzzled and then looked in the other end and raised an eyebrow or two. The audience were crying with laughter and in the wings I was also crying. In a different way. I was summoned to his dressing room and given a massive bollocking afterwards – not helped probably by my saying, as I went in to see him, ‘no need to thank me for giving you the biggest laugh of the evening – it is all part of the service’.
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