Curtain Up by Peter Quilter


Based on the author’s earlier Respecting Your Piers, Curtain Up! is the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry…


Cast list

Theresa (daughter of deceased)

Pam (Theresa’s mother, ex-wife of deceased)

Sharon (executive assistant to deceased)

Betty (Pam’s mother-in-law)

Jackie (the other woman)

Frederica Everett

Lynn Lunn

Janet Duchesne

Barbara Laird

Alison O’Neil

Back stage

Director Rosemary Gillett
Stage Manager Chrissie Robinson
Choreography Rosemary Gillett, Barbara Laird, Chrissie Robinson, Janet Duchesne and members of the cast
Prompt Antoinette Mehra
Set, Poster and Programme Design Jo Compton
Set Builders Tony Woodliffe, Steve Knowlden, Will Lunn and Kevin Swaine
Costume members of the cast
Props Chrissie Robinson
Stage Crew Stephen Knowlden and Kevin Swaine
Projection Operator Stephen Knowlden
Lighting Operator Peter Horwood
Sound Operator Tony Woodliffe