Schedule of Plays to be Performed by Durham Dramatic Society
 
 
                           OUR 2018 SEASON'S PLAYS


Week Comm. Sunday, Feb 11th 2018:      HAPPY FAMILIES          by John Godber

Week Comm. Sunday, April 22nd 2018:     WHIPPING IT UP    by Steve Thompson

Week Comm. Sunday, June 24th 2018:       HAUNTING JULIA   by Alan Ayckbourn *

Week Comm. Wednesday, August 4th 2018 (4 nights only): MINDGAME  by Anthony Horowitz

Week Comm. Sunday, Sept. 16th 2018:      PEOPLE                      by Alan Bennett

Week Comm. Sunday, Nov.18th 2018:        DEAD MAN'S HAND  by Seymour Matthews



* PLEASE NOTE: We were unable to obtain a licence for the play originally scheduled - How The Other Half Loves, also by Alan Ayckbourn.



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                                                                                                   First Play of our 2018 Season!   
                                                                                                                        
    
 
                                                                                                  HAPPY FAMILIES
                       
                                                         by                               

                                                                                                     JOHN GODBER.

                       

                                 Sunday, 11th February 2018Saturday, 16th February 2018                         

              

                                                                      The play is being produced by

                                         Teresa Hagger                                                                        



CAST:                                                                                              



                       

   John    Kristian Colling                  Dot     Lesley Anderson




  
 Vic        Michael Smith                       Liz     Kate Lawrie






  Jack  Marshall Peach  Auntie Doris Helen Harries






  Auntie Edna       Rebecca &     Lynn Sutton     

                                  Pauline Gill                                                              Amanda Chapman






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                                                  POST-1985 PRODUCTIONS BY DURHAM DRAMATIC SOCIETY

                Alan Godfrey has developed some web pages of recent past productions:
                      if you would like to look at these,     CLICK HERE


                       PLAY                                                    AUTHOR                                          DDS  DIRECTOR

1986        Suddenly at Home                                - Francis Durbridge                                      Peter Dawson
               The Winslow Boy                                  - Terence Rattigan                                       Kate Lawrie
               Season’s Greetings                                - Alan Ayckbourn                                        Teresa Hagger

1987        Arsenic and Old Lace                           - Joseph Kesselring                                      Kate Lawrie
               The Disorderly Women                         - John Bowen                                              Peter Dawson
               Edge of Darkness                                  - Brian Clemens                                           Kate Lawrie
               Blithe Spirit                                          - Noel Coward                                             Teresa Hagger

1988        The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie             - Muriel Spark/ Jay Presson Allen               Kate Lawrie    
               Deathtrap                                             - Ira Levin                                                   Peter Dawson
               Relatively Speaking                              - Alan Ayckbourn                                        Barbara Woodhouse
               The Lion in Winter                               - James Goldman                                        Teresa Hagger

1989        When We Are Married                         - J.B. Priestley                                              Peter Dawson
               Getting On                                           - Alan Bennett                                              Barbara Woodhouse
               Charley’s Aunt                                     - Brandon Thomas                                       Kate Lawrie
               Present Laughter                                  - Noel Coward                                              Teresa Hagger

1990        An Inspector Calls                               - J.B. Priestley                                              Peter Dawson
               House Guest                                         - Francis Durbridge                                      Barbara Woodhouse
               Move over Mrs Markham                    - Ray Cooney/John Chapman                      Joyce Brown
               Educating Rita                                     - Willy Russell                                              Kate Lawrie
               Pack of Lies                                         - Hugh Whitemore                                       Joyce Brown

1991        The Cherry Orchard                             - Anton Chekhov                                         Teresa Hagger
               Alphabetical Order                               - Michael Frayn                                           Barbara Woodhouse
               Daisy Pulls it Off                                  - Denise Deegan                                           Kate Lawrie
               The Circle                                             - W. Somerset Maugham                             Barbara Woodhouse

1992        Farndale Avenue Macbeth                    - David McGillivray/Walter Zerlin Jnr         Peter Storey
               Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf            - Edward Albee                                            Peter Dawson
               Laburnham Grove                                - J.B. Priestley                                              Joyce Brown
               Uncle Vanya                                         - Anton Chekhov                                         Teresa Hagger

1993        Table Manners                                      - Terence Rattigan                                       Kate Lawrie
               Unexpected Guest                                 - Francis Durbridge                                      Peter Dawson
               84 Charing Cross Road                        - Helene Hanff                                              Joyce Brown
               The Day They Kidnapped The Pop       - Joao Bethencourt                                       Colin H. Clark
               The Importance Of Being Ernest          - Oscar Wilde                                                Teresa Hagger

1994       Relative Values                                       - Noel Coward                                           Joyce Brown
               Shut Your Eyes And Think of England   - John Chapman/Anthony Marriot            Barbara Woodhouse
               Chorus of Disapproval                           - Alan Ayckbourn                                       Kate Lawrie
               Separate Tables                                      - Terence Rattigan                                      Teresa Hagger

1995        Pygmalion                                             - George Bernard Shaw                               Barbara Woodhouse
               Tons of Money                                      - Alan Ayckbourn                                       Kate Lawrie
               Woman in Mind                                    - Alan Ayckbourn                                       Joyce Brown
               California Suite                                     - Neil Simon                                               Teresa Hagger
       
1996        Beyond Reasonable Doubt                    - Jeffrey Archer                                           Kate Lawrie
               Key for Two                                          - John Chapman/Anthony Freeman             Barbara Woodhouse
               Night Must Fall                                     - Emlyn Williams                                         Joyce Brown
               Shirley Valentine                                   - Willy Russell                                             Kate Lawrie                
               The Old Country                                   - Alan Bennett                                             Barbara Woodhouse

1997        Farndale Avenue Murder Mystery         - DavidMcGillivray/Walter Zerlin Jnr          Kate Lawrie
               My Mother Said I Never Should            - Charlotte Keatly                                       Teresa Hagger
               Absent Friends                                       - Alan Ayckbourn                                        Joyce Brown
               Under Milk Wood                                  - Dylan Thomas                                          Kate Lawrie
               Ten Times Table                                     - Alan Ayckbourn                                       Teresa Hagger

1998        The Deep Blue Sea                                 - Terence Rattigan                                       Barbara Woodhouse
               Juno & The Paycock                              - Sean O’Casey                                           Joyce Brown
               Anyone For Breakfast                            - Derek Benfield                                          Colin H. Clark
               Dangerous Obsession                             - N.J. Crisp                                                  Gordon Bond
               The Time Of My Life                             - Alan Ayckbourn                                        Barbara Woodhouse

1999        A Murder Is Announced                        - Agatha Christie                                          Colin H. Clark
               Habeas Corpus                                      - Alan Bennett                                              Teresa Hagger
               Dancing At Lughnasa                            - Brian Friel                                                  Joyce Brown
               The Cemetery Club                                - Ivan Menchell                                            Kate Lawrie
               1984                                                       - George Orwell                                            Colin H. Clark

2000        Rumours                                                - Neil Simon                                                Teresa Hagger
               Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime                   - Constance Cox                                           Kate Lawrie
               Lend Me A Tenor                                  - Ken Ludwig                                               Gordon Bond
               Talking Heads                                       - Alan Bennett                                              Teresa Hagger/Kate Lawrie
               Sandcastles                                            - Bob Larbey                                                Gordon Bond


2001        Ideal Husband                                       - Oscar Wilde                                               Teresa Hagger
               Gaslight                                                 - Patrick Hamilton                                       Barbara Woodhouse
               On Golden Pond                                    - Ernest Thompson                                      Kate Lawrie
               Curtain Up On Murder                          - Bettine Manktelow                                    Colin H. Clark
               A Midsummer Night's Dream                - William Shakespeare                                 Kate Lawrie
               I Have Been Here Before                        - J.B. Priestley                                             Barbara Woodhouse
       
2002        Cash On Delivery                                    - Michael Cooney                                        Colin H. Clark
               Lettice & Lovage                                    - Peter Shaffer                                             Teresa Hagger
               The Kingfisher                                        - William Douglas-Home                            Michael Smith
               Murder By Misadventure                        - Edward Taylor                                         Gordon Bond
               Plaza Suite                                              - Neil Simon                                               Barbara Woodhouse     

2003        Lady Windermere’s Fan                         - Oscar Wilde                                              Joyce Brown                
               Pardon Me, Prime Minister                    - Edward Taylor & John Graham               Michael Smith
               That Good Night                                    - N.J. Crisp                                                 Teresa Hagger

               Steel Magnolias                                      - Robert Harling                                         Kate Lawrie
               The Happiest Days of Your Life             - John Dighton                                            Teresa Hagger

2004        An Inspector Calls                                 - J. B. Priestley                                            Joyce Brown
               The Circle                                              - W. Somerset Maugham                             Michael Smith
               Ladies in Retirement                              -  E. Percy & R. Denham                             Gordon Bond                      
               Time And Time Again                            - Alan Ayckbourn                                        Kate Lawrie
               Blithe Spirit                                           - Noel Coward                                              Teresa Hagger

2005        The Woman In White                            - Constance Cox                                           Kate Lawrie
               The Anastasia File                                 - Royce Ryton                                               Theresa Mulkerrin
               Holiday Snap                                        - Michael Pertwee & John Chapman             Barbara Woodhouse
               Travels With My Aunt                           - Giles Havergal                                           Michael Smith
               Laughter In The Dark                           - Victor Lucas                                               Gordon Bond

2006       The Late Edwina Black                          - William Dinner & William Morum          Barbara Woodhouse
               Bus Stop                                               - William Inge                                               Teresa Hagger
               Outside Edge                                         - Richard Harris                                           Michael Smith
               Make Way for Lucia                             - John Van Druten                                       Theresa Mulkerrin
               Hobson’s Choice                                   - Harold Brighouse                                       Kate Lawrie

2007        Proof                                                     - David Auburn                                           Michael Smith
               Quartet                                                  - Ronald Harwood                                       Kate Lawrie
               God Only Knows                                   - Hugh Whitemore                                       Theresa Mulkerrin
               The Killing of Sister George                   - Frank Marcus                                         Teresa Hagger
               Role Play                                               - Alan Ayckbourn                                        Barbara Woodhouse

2008        Hay Fever                                              - Noel Coward                                             Michael Smith
               Weekend Breaks                                    - John Godber                                             Teresa Hagger
               The Importance Of Being Earnest         - Oscar Wilde                                               Barbara Woodhouse
               Speechless                                              - Sharon Stone                                            Gordon Bond
               Come On, Jeeves                                   - Wodehouse & Bolton                                Theresa Mulkerrin

2009       The Winslow Boy                                   - Terence Rattigan                                       Barbara Woodhouse
               Map of The Heart                                  - William Nicholson                                    Kate Lawrie
               The Hollow                                            - Agatha Christie                                        Theresa Mulkerrin
               The Franchise Affair                              - Josephine Tey                                           Gordon Bond
               London Suite                                         - Neil Simon                                                Teresa Hagger
      
2010        When We Are Married                          - J.B. Priestley                                           Barbara Woodhouse
               Neville's Island                                      - Tim Firth                                                   Kate Lawrie
               Present Laughter                                   - Noel Coward                                             Teresa Hagger
               Perfect Murder                                      - Ken Cotterill                                             Gordon Bond
               Dangerous Corner                                 - J.B. Priestley                                             Michael Smith

2011        Gaslight                                                - Patrick Hamilton                                       Kate Lawrie/Tess Hagger
               Good Morning, Bill                              -  P G Wodehouse                                        Theresa Mulkerrin
               Breaking The Code                              -  Hugh Whitemore                                       Michael Smith
               Cranford                                              -  Mrs Gaskell                                               Kate Lawrie
               Blue Remembered Hills                        -  Dennis Potter                                            Teresa Hagger

2012        Glorious                                              -  Peter Quilter                                              Kate Lawrie
               The Aspern Papers                               -  Henry James                                             Theresa Mulkerrin
               Separate Tables                                    -  Terence Rattigan                                     Teresa Hagger
               Rules Of The Game                              -  Luigi Pirandello                                        Alan Godfrey
               Loot                                                     -  Joe Orton                                                    Michael Smith

2013       The Constant Wife                             -  W. Somerset Maugham                            Kate Lawrie
               House Guest                                       -  Francis Durbridge                                    Theresa Mulkerrin
               Private Lives                                      -  Noel Coward                                             Michael Smith
              Bull In a China Shop                           -  C B Gilford                                                Alan Godfrey
               Improbable Fiction                             -  Alan Ayckbourn                                         Chris Neville-Smith

2014      The Odd Couple                                   -  Neil Simon                                                Teresa Hagger
              Arsenic & Old Lace                             -  Joseph Kesselring                                     Kate Lawrie
              Heroes                                                   -  Tom Stoppard                                          Michael Smith
              Rope                                                      -  Patrick Hamilton                                     Alan Godfrey
              Our House                                            -  John Godber                                            Chris Neville-Smith

2015      Entertaining Angels                              -  Richard Everett                                       Teresa Hagger
              Murder Weapon                                   -  Brian Clemens                                          Theresa Mulkerrin
              The Memory of Water                         -  Shelagh Stephenson                                 Chris Neville-Smith
              Trivial Pursuit                                      -  Frank Vickery                                          Kate Lawrie
              Humble Boy                                          -  Charlotte Jones                                        Michael Smith

2016      Inspector Drake & the Perfekt Crime-  David Tristram                                         Teresa Hagger
              Over My Dead Body                            -  Derek Benfield                                          Kate Lawrie
              A Servant to Two Masters                  -  Carlo Goldini/Lee Hall                              Michael Smith
              Enter a Free Man                                -  Tom Stoppard                                          Alan Godfrey
              One For The Road                              -  Willy Russell                                             Caroline Chapman

2017      The Hound of theBaskervilles             -   Tim Kelly                                                 Teresa Hagger
              Natural Causes                                    -   Eric Chappell                                           Michael Smith
              My Cousin Rachel                               -   Diana Morgan                                          Kate Lawrie
              And A Nightingale Sang                      -   C P Taylor                                               Chris Neville-Smith
              Ladies Day                                           -   Amanda Whittington                               Caroline Chapman