"Taking Steps" by Alan Ayckbourn - May 1999


Directed by Judy Pratt

Produced by Christine Jackson & Val Culm

The Cast (in order of appearance)


Sarah Taylor

Mark, her brother

David Darby

Tristram, a solicitor

Justin Day

Roland, Elizabeth's husband

Stan Harbidge

Leslie , a builder

Jon Jones

Kitty, Mark's fiancee

Sally Anderson

Roland, a hard drinking tycoon is considering buying 'The Pines', an old Victorian house, for his frustrated wife, an ex-dancer. The action of the play takes place in the attic, master-bedroom and lounge of 'The Pines', with linking stairs and passageways representing three floors on one level. 'Taking Steps' is one of the more complicated plays to stage that the Drama Group has performed for some time, The set relies on imagination from you, the audience, skilful acting by the cast and considerable ingenuity by the set designers and builders. Sit back, enjoy it and let your imagination run riot.

      The action takes place in the present. The stage is split into three rooms, the lounge, master bedroom and attic.


Friday Night about 6pm



Saturday morning about 6.45am

The Production Team

Stage Manager 

Martin Day


Annette Ayres 


Val Rushworth


& Linda Godfrey 

Sound & Light

Clive Holland 


& Susan Jones

Set Design

David Darby

Ticket Sales 

Kath Ready


Kath Ready

Front of House

Mick & Maureen North