ECC: 100 Not Out (23-25 April ’09)

Harold Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter / Noel Coward’s Fumed Oak
Thursday 23 April, St. George’s Day, at 8 p.m.

Pinter’s The Dumb Waiter won 2nd Prize and the Stage Management prize at FEATS 1986.  Steve Challens recreates the production, with a twist,
with Abi Greef and Rachel Cuff.

Coward’s Fumed Oak won 3rd Prize and Best Supporting Actress for Paula McGowan as Elsie at FEATS 1993. Diana Morton-Hooper recreates her production with her 1993 Mrs. Rocket, Diane Gray, who will be joined by Abi Greef as Doris Gow, Sara Murray as adenoidal Elsie and Richard Foxon as the worm who turns, Henry Gow.

Helene Hanff’s 84 Charing Cross Road
Friday 24 April at 8 p.m.

84 Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff was the October 1992 production of the ECC staged at The British School.
Conrad Toft and Michelle van der Straaten recreate the characters of Frank Doel and writer Helene Hanff played by Nick Hartley and Ruth Lanzer in the 1992 production, and will be joined by Peter Finnigan, Sara Hammerton, Natacha Hesketh, and Joanna Patrick.

Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser
Saturday 25 April at 8 p.m.

Ronald Harwood’s The Dresser was directed by Richard Wells in November 1990 at the Treteaux Theatre.  With just two changes of cast, the 1990 actors are still around and Richard Wells has gathered them together to recreate their roles in a blended version with snatches of video from that production.  Join Nick Hartley as Sir, Diana Morton-Hooper as Her Ladyship, Lyn Wainwright as Madge, Philip Deeks as Geoffrey and Hilary Barry and Henri Colens in the roles of Irene and Oxenby originally played by Loretta Stanley and Christopher Nason.  Nick Roche recreates his memorable portrayal of Norman, The Dresser.