"The Holly and the Ivy" by Wynyard Browne - December 1957


Produced by Audrey Vowles

The Cast
Jenny Gregory  
Aunt Lydia  
Aunt Bridget  
Mick Gregory  
Margaret Gregory  
Cousin Richard Wyndham  
Rev. Martin Gregory Peter Burch
David Patterson  


Audrey Vowles, an elecution & drama teacher, was intrumental in forming the basis of the group as it is now, in 1956 when she moved into the village (Source her son Robin). Mary Jane Scott was also instrumental in the formation. Naturally others were "into drama" before this.

L - R (Rrevised 24th Nov 2011 - following information from Clive Holland)
Rear row: Robin Vowles (lighting), Unknown, Tubby Swallow, Unknown, Peter Burch, Unknown, Unknown, Rooma (Swedish)

Seated rear sofa: Audrey Vowles (Producer for this show), Mary Swallow
Front row: Lady Prior, Mary Jane Scott, Richard Turton, Unknown


In an isolated Norfolk vicarage on Christmas Eve 1947, the Reverend Martin Gregory is joined by a motley assortment of family members for a seasonal gathering to remember. As the snow begins to drift outside, the vicar welcomes a son on leave from the Army, an errant daughter passing through and two aunts who find the season of goodwill no discouragement to their bickering. The Reverend finds himself presiding over an increasingly irritable family Christmas where a few home truths and some astonishing revelations are about to be exchanged!

Act 1    




Act 2    


The Production Team
Stage Manager ??
Lighting Mac Vowles
Robin Vowles
Set Design   
Set Construction  
Ticket Sales  
Front of House