Moonlight and Magnolias

by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Despina Sellar

Tuesday 6th - Saturday 10th March, 2012

The Tower Theatre performing Upstairs at the Gatehouse, Highgate



Photography by Alexander Knapp

Cast
David O Selznick : David Sellar
Ben Hecht : Michael Mayne
Victor Fleming : Harry Reeder
Miss Poppenghul : Ros Moore

Production Team
Director : Despina Sellar
Set Design : Jo Staples and Keith Syrett
Costume Design : Nigel Martin
Lighting Design : Andy Peregrine
Sound Design : Colin Guthrie

Stage Manager : Margaret Ley
DSM : Moira McSperrin
Lighting and Sound Operator : Phillip Ley
Projection : Stephen Ley
Set Construction : Keith Syrett, Michael Bettell and members of the cast & crew



David Sellar joined the Tower Theatre in 1983. His first major role was as Billy Flynn in Chicago. Since then he has appeared in many other productions, the latest being Dr Rank in A Doll's House.

Harry Reeder has acted in over 20 plays with the Tower Theatre since his first role as Monty in Chicken Soup with Barley in 1989. Harry loves Moonlight and Magnolias and is very pleased to be performing it Upstairs at the Gatehouse - his very first time at this great venue!

Rosalind Moore graduated in Creative Arts and has been acting with various theatre companies ever since. She has been a Tower member for over 12 years and has performed in a wide range of roles including works by Noël Coward, Tennessee Williams, David Mamet and Neil Simon. While on the Company Committee she co-produced (and stripped off in) the Tower's Naked Calendar to raise funds and quite a few laughs.

Michael Mayne has performed with the Tower for a couple of years having played the title role in Julius Caesar and then Sidney in Smells of Wee and Jake in Jake's Women. Over the last five years he has also acted with in other companies, with parts ranging from a boy in Blue Remembered Hills, a drunken lawyer in Family Affairs to Shylock in The Merchant of Venice and Fred in Fred & Madge.
Michael is a classically trained actor. As a child he attended the CORONA stage school, and then went on to the London Academy of Music and Drama Art (LAMDA) where he gained an MA Hons diploma.
He worked in the professional theatre for 20 years before family commitments moved him into the commercial world; now those commitments are fulfilled he is working his way back into the Business.
He has a dark secret : "think confectionery" !

Despina Sellar joined The Tower in 1983. Her first part was as Mrs Manningham in Gaslight. Since then she has played a wide variety of roles ranging from Mrs Kendal in The Elephant Man through Maggie in Outside Edge to Beatrice in A View From The Bridge. Her last role was as Lavonda in Sordid Lives performed both in London and at the Edinburgh Festival She has also directed several plays for the Tower - her directoral debut was Shirley Valentine back in 1994, and this was followed by Six Degree of Separation, What the Butler Saw and Stones in his Pockets.