Hugh Bidwell

Hugh Bidwell Joined the Settlement Players circa 1937 and has credits spanning 28 years, appearing onstage in 28 productions as well as directing 5 and co authoring 2 productions. Hugh was founder chairman of the Little Theatre Drama Festival.

Acting Credits

Mu in Lady Precious Stream , May 1937
Blanco Posnet in The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet, January 1940
Pedlar in Call to Kenilworth; Celestial Meeting; The Sword is Double Edged, February 1940
Bel Affris/Theodotus in Caesar and Cleopatra, October 1944
Cast in 1066 and all That, December 1945
Mr Prior in Outward Bound, May 1946
Chaplin de Stogumber in St Joan, December 1947
Doctor in The Cradle song, Mar 1948
Sir Oliver Surface in The School for Scandal, December 1948
Cast in 1066 and All That, November 1951
John Tanner in Man and Superman, 1952
Landlord of the Inn in The Night Outlives your Bravery, Festivals April 1952
Grand Visier, Old Mossy Dick in The Caliph’s Cure, December 1952
The Duke in One Act Plays and Mimes, 1953
Gaultier in The Pie and the Tart, May 1953
David Preston in Home at Seven, April 1954
Papaguilo in The Ring Game, Festival May 1956
Edward Moulton-Barrett in The Barretts of Wimpole Street, October 1955
Rev. Arthur Jefferson in Robert’s Wife, November 1957
Bloggs in Festival of Plays, February 1959
Rev. Anderson in The Devil’s Disciple, May 1959
Mr Summey in Dark of the Moon, November 1959
Mathew Treves in Towards Zero, March 1960
Dr Austin Sloper in The Heiress, March 1961
Alfieri in A View from the Bridge, November 1961
Councillor Albert Parker in When we are married, November 1963
Hooper Moulsworth in Romanoff and Juliet, November 1964
Mr Grey in Blunder; The Way to Norwich; Irresistible, December 1965

Technical Credits


Ambrose Applejohn’s Adventure, December 1946
The Caliph’s Cure, (co director) December 1952
Two Plays by G B Shaw, November 1953
The Poison Party, Festival April 1958
Festival of One Act Plays, February 1962

Assistants Producer/Director

Cast in 1066 and All That, 1951


The Caliph’s Cure, (co author) December 1952
1903 and So What, (co author) September 1963

Business Manager

Two Plays by G B Shaw, November 1953
Home at Seven, April 1954
The Admirable Crichton, November 1954
Arms and the Man, February 1955
The Barretts of Wimpole Street, October 1955