Noel Ripley

Noel Ripley Joined the Settlement Players circa 1947 and has credits spanning nearly 50 years and was involved in over 100 productions. Noel directed on over 40 occasions, and was author on 7 productions. He was involved in over 60 productions backstage, mostly with set design and construction. A plaque on the stage extension is dedicated to Noel’s contribution to the players.

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Acting Credits

Cesare Borgia (Duke of Romagna) in Lucrezia Borgia’s Little Party, Festival April 1947
Peter Cauchon, Bishop of Beauvais in St Joan, December 1947
Joseph Surface in The School for Scandal, December 1948
Bobby the Bowler in Willow, Woe is Me, April 1949
Cast in 1066 and All That, 1951
Roebuck Ramsden in Man and Superman, 1952
The Caliph in The Caliph’s Cure, December 1952
Doctor in One Act Plays and Mimes, 1953
Adam in Two Plays by G B Shaw, November 1953
Pierre in The Pie and the Tart, May 1953
Grigory Stepanitch Smirnov in Festival, February 1954
Ensemble in Androcles and the Lion, June 1957
Jeremy in She stoops to conquer, May 1960
Spokesman in Without Rhyme or Reason, December 1962
Courtier in Great Catherine (acts 1, 2 and 4), April 1968
Policeman in A Dream of John Bull, November 1969
Stationmaster in The Cherry Orchard, May 1970
Soldier in Indians, November 1971


Technical Credits


Director / Producer
The Bear, April 1948
The School for Scandal, December 1948
Before you Roast your Beef, May 1950
Maria Marten The Red Barn Murder, March 1952
Antigone, April 1953
Festival, February 1954
The Spartan Girl, May 1955
The Alchemist, May 1956
The play of Noah and the Flood, March 1957
Sweeney Todd, May 1958
The Crucible, November 1958
Dark of the Moon, November 1959
She stoops to conquer, May 1960
An Italian straw hat, May 1961
With Rhyme, December 1962
Without Rhyme or Reason, December 1962
Antigone, April 1963
1903 and So What, September 1963
The Caucasian Chalk Circle , April 1966
Black Ey’d Susan & Riders to the Sea, November 1966
Riders to the Sea, March 1967
The Sins of the Fathers, November 1967
The Knight of the Burning Pestle, November 1968
A Dream of John Bull, November 1969
The Red Barn Mystery, November 1970
The Conquest of Everest, April 1971
Indians, November 1971
The Taming of the Shrew , November 1973
Mother Courage and her Children, November 1975
Mother Courage (Scene 3), April 1976
The Parable of the Good Woman of Setzuan, November 1977
Two Gentlemen of Soho, April 1979
All’s Well That Ends Well, November 1981
Eight comedy sketches, May 1983
Ebenezer’s Magnetic Dream Town, October 1983
Hedda Gabler, February 1985
The Journey, April 1986
Anna of the five towns, June 1986
The Play of the Yorkshire Shepherds, April 1987
Blood Wedding (Act 3), April 1991
The Shaughraun, November 1992
A Woman of No Importance, November 1993
The Miser, November 1994

Assistant Director
Mary Thorne, May 1989

Author
1903 and So What, (additional scenes) September 1963
Black Ey’d Susan & Riders to the Sea, (Adaptation) November 1966
The Sins of the Fathers, November 1967
A Dream of John Bull, November 1969
The Red Barn Mystery, November 1970
Ebenezer’s Magnetic Dream Town, October 1983
The Journey, April 1986

Set Design
Home at Seven, April 1954
The Lady’s not for burning, November 1956
The Pie and the Tart, June 1962
Jitta’s Atonement, November 1965
Lord Arthur Savile’s crime, May 1967
Great Catherine (acts 1, 2 and 4), April 1968
The Knight of the Burning Pestle, November 1968
The Generation Factor, March 1969
A Letter from the General, January 1970
The Little Peasant, March 1970
The Cherry Orchard, May 1970
The Two Mrs Carrolls, May 1971
Hobson’s Choice , February 1972
My Three Angels, May 1972
Hobson’s Choice (act 1), June 1972
The Taming of the Shrew , November 1973
Breath of Spring , February 1974
Thark, November 1980
Billy Liar, May 1982
A Phoenix Too Frequent, April 1983
Midsummer Mink, February 1986
Anna of the five towns, June 1986
Night must fall, November 1986
Halfway up the tree, November 1987
Mary Thorne, May 1989
Ten Times Table, November 1989
Cuckoo, November 1990
Home at Seven, February 1991
The Haunted Through Lounge and recessed dining nook at Farndale Castle, May 1991
Pink String and Sealing Wax, November 1991
Hidden Meanings, February 1992
Living together, June 1992
Box & Cox, May 1993
Black Comedy, May 1993
The London Vertigo, April 1994
The Miser, November 1994
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, February 1995
Dancing at Lughnasa, November 1995
Rose, February 1996
Season’s Greetings, November 1996

Décor
The School for Scandal, December 1948
The Caliph’s Cure, December 1952
Two Plays by G B Shaw, November 1953
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, February 1987

Properties Designer
Indians, November 1971

Poster Design
St Joan, December 1947

Costumes
The Caliph’s Cure, December 1952
The Pie and the Tart, June 1962
The Noble Spaniard , May 1973
And so to bed , February 1975
Lloyd George knew my father, May 1977
Lady Windermere’s Fan, November 1978
The Seagull, May 1979
The Beaux Strategem, November 1979
Love from a Stranger, February 1984
Candida, May 1984
Anna of the five towns, June 1986

Set Building
Gas Light, March 1977
Lady Windermere’s Fan, November 1978
Uncle Vanya, February 1983
Ladies in Retirement, May 1985
Fingers, February 1988
The Anastasia File, February 1990
The Shaughraun, November 1992


Awards

New Play Prize for The Journey, Welwyn Drama Festival 1986