"Breath of Spring" by Peter Coke - April 1980


Produced by Ruth Holmes
& Steve Hart

The Cast (in order of appearance)

Alice, Lady Miller

Kath Ready

Lily Thompson

Jo Spencer

Dame Beatrice Appleby

Didda Godson

Brigadier Albert Rayne

Simon Holmes

Miss Elizabeth Hatfield

Lily Perrin

Miss Nanette Parry

June Tillinghast 

Pape (police)

Brian Spencer

Kemp (police)

Jim Morrison




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

Clive Holland


Steve Hart


Annette Ayres




Linda Morrison