"Breath of Spring" by Peter Coke - April 1960


Produced by Alice Woodward ?

The Cast (in order of appearance)

Miss Nanette Parry

Kath Ready 

Dame Beatrice Appleby

Aline Turton 

Brigadier Albert Rayne

Peter Burch

Alice, Lady Miller

Lady Prior

Lily Thompson

Janet McKie?

Miss Elizabeth Hatfield


Pape (police)

Ben Fish

Kemp (police)




When Dame Beatrice is given a mink stole by her maid, she is reminded of the maid's shady past and immediately suspects that it was stolen from the the next flat. A former army officer and other lodgers endeavor to return the stole. The plan is devised with care and all of them take such delight in the secretive scheme that they wonder why they don't do this more often. They form a syndicate for stealing and returning furs. Everything goes well until a loss is reported ...

Act 1

An evening in Spring



Act 2

Six months later



Act 3

Six months later


The Production Team

Stage Manager

Aline Turton    


Ginger Taylor    


Win Maycock    

Lighting and sound

Clive Holland    

Stage set and decor

Aline Turton