"Friends & Neighbours" by Austin Steele - Autumn 1982


Directed by Jo Spencer
& Val Rushworth

The Cast (in order of appearance)

Doris Holmes

Annette Ayres

Lily Grimshaw

Lily Perrin

Albert Grimshaw

Simon Holmes

Wilf Holmes

Richard Priestley

Sebastian Green

Stephen Ayres

Vladimar Previtch

Paul Spencer

Petri Garanakova

Audrey Simpson

Susan Grimshaw

Ruth Holmes


Simon Holmes, Annette Ayres, Lily Perrin, Ruth Holmes, Richard Priestley, Stephen Ayres (on sofa)


In this comedy, a British bus conductor is elated to learn that he has won the lottery's grand prize. Then he finds out that the prize is a visit from two Russian social workers. The conductor's wife cleverly turns the visitation into a drinking party and the Russians are very happy. They have so much fun that they tell all their Russian friends to stop in to the conductor's house for a rousing good time.

The action takes place in the living room of the Grimshaws' house in an industrial town in Lancashire

Act 1

Sc 1

Five o'clock on a Monday Evening


Sc 2

Ten o'clock the same evening


Act 2

Sc 1

Nine o'clock following Sat evening


Sc 2

Eleven o'clock next morning


The Production Team

Stage Manager

Clive Holland


Anne Lodge


Judy Pratt

Light & Sound

Martin Day

Set Construction

Group Members

Front of House

Kath Ready