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SALT OF

THE EARTH

PRODUCTION DETAILS

 

TITLE: Salt Of The Earth

PLAYWRIGHT: John Godber

PERFORMANCE DATES: 15th-17th May 2014

DIRECTOR: Jill Pearson

CAST

May - Nicki Clay

Annie - Linda Baillie

Harry - David Lane

Roy - Samuel Valentine

Paul / Mr Poole - Phil Pickering

Kay / Cherry - Lucy Dawes

Tosh - Ed Kisby

Mrs Potter - Norma Nicholson

Mrs Gillespie - Lisa Valentine

Click HERE for production programme

SYNOPSIS

A richly humorous, affectionate and touching portrait of life in the West Yorkshire coalfields. Spanning three generations, from 1947 to the present, this compelling saga vividly captures the dreams, ambitions, joys, fears, heartaches and disappointments of the Parker sisters, Annie and May, whose hopes centre on May's son, Paul, and his academic success

CHAIR’S PRODUCTION NOTES

WELCOME TO OUR LATEST PRODUCTION FROM THE MONDAY PLAYERS…However before I comment on this production, some of you may have noticed there has been a change of Chair within the Society.  I finally succumbed, after having my arm twisted in several directions, and became the new Chair (man/woman/person: delete as appropriate) during our recent AGM in February 2014. David Lane has decided to stand down as Chairman after a very successful 17 years and I would like to take this opportunity once again to thank David on behalf of both members and audience for his dynamic and energetic leadership. Further recollections of David’s reign can be found later in this programme. So now on to our current production of Salt of the Earth by John Godber, a slight change of direction from our usual lean towards comedy plays.  It has both humour and poignancy in equal measure; a play depicting the lives of two Yorkshire sisters from a mining community which spans three generations over 41 years.  This play has brought about the usual casting difficulties, more so perhaps because of the age range required of the characters. Fortunately we have been able to attract some new faces to our society, and I would like to take this opportunity to welcome on board Ed Kinsby, Lucy Dawes and Sam & Lisa Valentine. Jill Pearson very kindly stepped in to direct this play at short notice, a play which she has herself acted in. As director she will have her own reflections on the rehearsal period, but on behalf of cast members, I think trying to co-ordinate the dancing while delivering dialogue caused us some (okay, a lot of) consternation! Thank you all for your continued support and I hope you enjoy very much our latest production. I would also like to thank our sponsors – your support is greatly appreciated as always

Nicki Clay

Photos courtesy of Sadie Ashton

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