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1958-1959 (Whitby Theatre Guild)

Wishing Well  (drama)
by E.E. Evans

Produced by Joan Hill
Directed by Bert Heaver

Cast: Joyce Wainwright, Herman Hesselink, Cyril Garratt, Reg Tompkins, Barbara Powell, Marcel Jones, Eunice Beer, Bob Hightower, Bert Heaver, Nancy Beer, Beryl Garratt.

Production Team: Not available

Synopsis: The action of the play takes place in the lounge of the Wishing Well Inn, in a Village in Wales.


1957-1958 (Whitby Theatre Guild)

The Happiest Days of Your Life  (drama)
by John Dighton

Directed by Ron Bareham

Cast: Wayne Lehman, Reg. Tompkin, Dave Watson, Tom Edwards, Joan Hill, Frances Townsend, Milton Van der Veen, Pamela Stewart, Donalda Howe, Bert Heaver, Ness Jack, Ron Bareham, Joan Corkery.

Production Team: Ken Lehman, Connie Webber, John Townsend, Fran Pearse, Mrs. Watson, Marg. Ruddy, Carolyn Webber, Jean Hughes, Paul Barker.

Synopsis: Nutbourne College, an old established, all-boys, boarding school is told that another school is to be billeted with due to wartime restrictions. The shock is that it's an all-girls school that has been sent. The two head teachers are soon battling for the upper hand with each other and the Ministry. But a crisis (or two) forces them to work together.


1955-1956 (Whitby Theatre Guild)

The Happiest Days of Your Life  (comedy)
by Noel Coward

Directed by Harry Chapman

Cast: Joan Hill, Ness Jack, Bill Dyer, Mary Cole, Marion McLeod, Tait Davis, Eileen Chapman.

Production Team: Not available

Synopsis: Blithe Spirit is a comic play written byNoël Coward which takes its title from Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem "To a Skylark" ("Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! / Bird thou never wert"). The play concerns socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium, Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, following the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.



Whitby Courthouse Theatre
416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2

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