Black Ey’d Susan

Black Ey’d Susan by Douglas Jerrold, adapted by Noel Ripley
17th-19th November 1966

A double bill with Riders to the Sea by J. M. Synge

Comedy. The story concerns a heroic sailor, William, who has been away from England for three years fighting in the Napoleonic Wars. Meanwhile, his wife, Susan, has fallen on hard times and is being harassed by her crooked landlord uncle.

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Singer : Bert Steadman

Susan : Diana Stead

Dolly Mayflower : Lynn Webster

Doggrass : Russell Strong

Hatchet : John Elson

Jacob Twigg : James Innes

William : Richard Bullock

Peter : Fred Morton

Sailors : John Cruse, Harry Kemp, Roy Doherty, Barry Vincent

Boy : Hazel Utting

Women and girls of the town of Dover : Christine Bullock, Diana Watson, Winnie Stubbs, Margaret Alston, Judi Stone, Janet Tate


Producers: Noel Ripley and Janet Tate

Stage Manager : Percy Simmonds

Lights : Chris Makepeace

Sound : Douglas Tate

Music arranged by : Janet Tate

Slide projection : Reg Knight