Moonlight and Magnolias

by Ron Hutchinson

Directed by Despina Sellar

Tuesday 19th - Saturday 23rd June, 2012

The Tower Theatre performing at Theatro Technis





Photography by Alexander Knapp

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

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

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


This is Brian Seaton's debut for the Tower Theatre. He has previously played Ben Hecht in Moonlight & Magnolias for the Wanstead Players having been with them for over 20 years. He has also been with other groups in East London and appeared in musicals, pantomimes, comedies and classical drama. Other roles include Aaronow in Glengarry Glen Ross, Lopakhin in The Cherry Orchard, Tin Man in The Wizard of Oz, Jingle in Pickwick and Dromio of Ephesus in an open-air production of The Comedy of Errors.

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 returning to Theatro Technis where he last performed in The Lieutenant of Inishmore.

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.

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.