TITLE: Relative Values


PERFORMANCE DATES: 20th-22nd November 2014

DIRECTOR: Ken Davison


Frederick Crestwell - Graeme Parker

Alice, the maid - Rosie Hopwood

Mrs Moxton (Moxie) - Norma Nicholson

Felicity, Countess of Marshwood - Barbara Miller

Lady Hayling - Sadie Ashton

Admiral, Sir John Hayling - Andrew Faulkes

The Hon. Peter Ingleton - Samuel Valentine

Nigel, Earl of Marshwood - Nick Leaf

Miranda Frayle - Linda Baillie

Don Lucas - David Lane


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England, 1950, East Kent. Nigel, the eligible Earl of Marshwood, announces his engagement to a Hollywood actress, Miranda Frayle.  Felicity, Nigel's mother, disapproves strongly. Miranda's 'ex', a well-known Hollywood star, decides to cross the Atlantic and reclaim the love of his life; Felicity seizes this opportunity to encourage him, as well as managing some unexpected revelations from one of her staff!


WELCOME TO OUR LATEST PRODUCTION FROM THE MONDAY PLAYERS… It only seems like yesterday that Ken Davison offered to direct and produce Relative Values, yet here we are about 12 months and a few grey hairs later, and after 12 weeks of rehearsals, ready and waiting in the wings. Ken seems to have a penchant for classic plays having already directed Blithe Spirit, Separate Tables and Pygmalion.  It is quite a relief for all involved that we have reached the point of performance. It did seem during the first few weeks of rehearsals that it may have to be substituted with a reserve play! Once again, due to lack of availability, we found ourselves struggling to cast the male characters. An SOS was put out to all members in order to try to fill the roles. Our two men of the moment arrived in the form of Nick Leaf (some of you may remember him from the old music hall days, and as Lieutenant Gruber in 'Allo 'Allo) and Andrew Faulkes who I think was the first cast member to have learned all his lines!  Also joining us from Riccallish Allsorts is Rosie Hopwood. I remember on more than one occasion Rosie sitting quietly during rehearsals completing her homework in between scenes! On behalf of all members I would like to extend a very warm welcome and a massive thank you to Nick, Andrew and Rosie.  New members are always welcome both on and off stage. Even if this is not of interest to yourself, please tell your family and friends about us. I shan't include the full synopsis of Relative Values on my page. This is because: a) this can be found elsewhere within the programme, or b) I don't understand it! Joking apart, I would just like to say "break a leg" to all involved. I am a very proud Chair! Thank you all for your continued support and I hope you enjoy very much our latest offering. I would also like to thank our sponsors - your support is greatly appreciated as always.

Nicki Clay


Photos courtesy of Sadie Ashton