Valerie Coles

Valerie Coles Joined the Settlement Players in 1963 and has credits spanning over 30 years. Valerie was involved in 56 productions, appearing on stage in 43 productions and directing on 11 occasions.

Acting Credits

Mrs Webb in Our Town, May 1963
Maria Helliwell in When we are married, November 1963
Argia in The Queen and the Rebels, March 1964
Janet Ormond in I have been here before, March 1965
Liz Essendine in Present Laughter, May 1965
Chorus in The Caucasian Chalk Circle , Festivals April 1966
Maurya in Riders to the Sea, November 1966
Lady Julia Merton in Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime (act 2), April 1967
Maurya in Riders to the Sea , April 1967
Lady Julia Merton in Lord Arthur Savile’s crime
, May 1967
Un named in The Sins of the Fathers, November 1967
Catherine in Great Catherine (acts 1, 2 and 4), April 1968
The Mother Superior in Bonaventure, May 1968
First boy in The Knight of the Burning Pestle, November 1968
Mrs St Maugham in The Chalk Garden, February 1969
Leah King inThe Generation Factor, Festival April 1969
Commentator in A Dream of John Bull, November 1969
Liubov Andreyevna Ranevsky in The Cherry Orchard, May 1970
Gypsy/Hannah Fandango in The Red Barn Mystery, November 1970
Olive Leech in Summer of the Seventeenth Doll, February 1971
Teskanjavila/Poncho in Indians, November 1971
Daphne Carboy in Barnstable, Festivals April 1972
Ma Kirby in The Happy Journey, Festivals April 1973
Miss Nanette Parry in Breath of Spring , February 1974
Nan in When the Bough Breaks, Festivals April 1974
Mother Courage in Mother Courage and her Children, November 1975
Mother Courage in Mother Courage (Scene 3), Festival April 1976
Mrs Mi Tzu in The Parable of the Good Woman of Setzuan, November 1977
Irena Arkadina in The Seagull, May 1979
Marjorie in Just between Ourselves, February 1980
Nora in Alphabetical Order, February 1981
Countess of Rousillon in All’s Well That Ends Well, November 1981
Un-named role in Ebenezer’s Magnetic Dream Town, October 1983
Miss Parry in Midsummer Mink, February 1986
Meg in The Journey, Festival April 1986
Mrs Bramson in Night must fall, November 1986
Audrey in The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomens Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery, February 1987
Jennet in The Cavern, Festivals April 1988
Countess De Courcey in Mary Thorne, May 1989
The Bridegrooms Mother in Blood Wedding (Act 3), Festivals April 1991
Keeners in The Shaughraun, November 1992
Pauline in Talking Heads & Tails – A Women of Letters; Black and Silver; Cast Off Five, May 1995
Witch in Jack and the Ogre, January 1996

Technical Credits


My Three Angels, May 1972
Black Comedy, February 1973
The Laboratory , February 1973
Bedroom Farce, November 1984
When we are married, February 1989
The Haunted Through Lounge and recessed dining nook at Farndale Castle, May 1991
Box & Cox, May 1993
Black Comedy, May 1993
Plaza Suite, May 1994
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime, February 1995
Dancing at Lughnasa, November 1995


The Two Mrs Carrolls, May 1971
Hobson’s Choice , February 1972


Best Actress for Great Catherine (acts 1, 2 and 4), Welwyn Drama Festival 1968