Sailor, Beware!

Sailor Beware!

by Philip King and Falkland Cary

Directed by Phillip Ley

Tuesday 20th -
Saturday 24th January, 2015

The Tower Theatre performing
at the Bridewell Theatre, off Fleet Street



Photography by David Sprecher


Cast
Edie Hornett : Sue Brodie
Emma Hornett : Jessica Hammett
Mrs Lack : Janet South
Henry Hornett : Michael Bettell
Albert Tufnell A.B. : Sebastian Chrispin
Carnoustie Bligh A.B. : Neil Streete
Daphne Pink : Angharad Ormond
Shirley Hornett : Ruth Anthony
Reverend Oliver Purefoy : Colin Guthrie

Production Team
Director : Phillip Ley
Set Design : Phillip Ley
Costume Design : Lynda Twidale
Lighting Design : Stephen Ley
Sound Design : Colin Guthrie
Stage Management : Margaret Ley & Moira McSperrin
Assistant Director : Gary Ogin
ASMs : Angela Silvester, Stephen Brasher
Lighting Operator : Elizabeth Millican
Sound Operator : Jacqui Dickson or Peta Barker
Set Construction, Get-in and Rigging : Laurence Tuerk, Keith Syrett, John McSpadyen, Jude Chalk, Roger Beaumont, Mat Batty and members of the cast & crew

Read Angharad Ormond's diary about putting the show on stage.


Ruth Anthony is returning for her fourth performance with the Tower Theatre following her roles in After the Dance, Dancing at Lughnasa and The Mystery of Edwin Drood!. In her short Tower career she has contributed to more than 20 shows, most notably in the last year as production photographer, earning her the Frank Smith Award in 2014.

Sebastian Chrispin joined the Tower in 2013. He has played Patrick in Telstar and Chaz in Sons of Paradise. Before joining the Tower, he was an active member of the Brussels Shakespeare Society, where he took lead roles in Richard II and All's Well That Ends Well. He has twice toured to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Janet South has been involved with the Tower for many years during which she has taken roles both on stage and off. Acting credits is the numerous plays and musicals that she has appeared include Countess Charlotte (A Little Night Music), Jenny (Company), Anna (Closer), Emma Timms (Lark Rise) and Mme Dubonnet (The Boy Friend) and was recently a Tragedian in Rozencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead. Choreography credits include Company, Sweet Charity, Cabaret, Mr Cinders, Once in a Lifetime, The Boy Friend (twice) and, most recently, The Producers. When not rehearsing Janet can be found doing jazz hands at Pineapple Studios or thwacking a shuttlecock around a North London sports centre.

Michael Bettell joined the Tower Theatre four years ago and Sailor, Beware! will mark his involvement in his 70th Tower production. Previous credits include : as an actor - The Man/Peter/The Doctor in The Pride, Marmion/Technician/
Son in Comic Potential and the Reverend Crisparkle in The Mystery of Edwin Drood!; as a Set Designer - The Kitchen Sink, After the Dance, Coyote on a Fence, Two, Dancing at Lughnasa, Dying For It, The Doctor's Dilemma, The Mystery of Edwin Drood!, Loot, Calendar Girls, David Copperfield, The Trials and Tribulations of a Trailer Trash Housewife, Darker Shores and Terrorism; as an Assistant Director - Damages, as a Director - Dumb Show.

Colin Guthrie has acted, directed and musical directed for many Tower shows since he joined in 1985. Recent musical directing credits include Telstar and The Producers, which also toured to the Minack Theatre in Cornwall last summer, where it won the coveted Minack Theatre Trophy. Colin has also composed music for many Tower shows, including David Copperfield and Lark Rise. Acting credits include William Cain in Her Naked Skin and Ian in Shining City and directing credits include The Voysey Inheritance, as well as the last play produced at the Tower's old home, Strangers on a Train.

Sue Brodie joined the Tower in 2006 after a long spell away from acting. Since then she has appeared in The Country Wife, Breath of Life, Cigarettes and Chocolate/Hang Up, Whipping It Up, the controversial production of Dinner, as Betsey Trotwood in the Tower's touring production of David Copperfield, the musical murder mystery The Mystery of Edwin Drood! and Dying For It.

Jessica Hammett joined the Tower in 2011 and Sailor, Beware! is her second acting role with the Tower. She made her debut last year as Annie in The Accrington Pals, on which she also assisted with costumes. She continued to multitask on the Tower's production of After The Dance working as assistant director and costume designer, and recently costumed The Kitchen Sink.

Daphne Pink marks Angharad Ormond's debut role with the Tower Theatre Company. Prior to joining the Tower, she trained at Drama Studio London and has performed throughout the country since the age of 8, including 5 seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe, a 6 month schools tour in a musical version of The Selfish Giant and a stint at the Faerie Festival in Cornwall. Credits include : as an actor - Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream, the title role in Pinocchio and Polly Peachum in The Threepenny Opera; as director - The Trial and Blue Remembered Hills - both for the Crescent Theatre, Birmingham.

As a recent member, this is Neil Streete's first role with the Tower and he is delighted that this role provides an opportunity to showcase his native Scottish accent!